Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Return of the Frosty Days

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Fall, winter and spring are all beautiful seasons in their own unique way. Many people look forward to one or more of them each year. Fall, for instance, has its beautiful … Continue reading

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Why do you fly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue What if someone walked up to you today as you completed your preflight inspection and asked, “Why do you fly?” What would your response be? You feel there is time pressure … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards Are Important!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue In my previous column, I addressed “Grant Assurances,” what they are, what they do, and why we need them. This time I … Continue reading

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MNDOT Office of Aeronautics Promotes Flying In Minnesota At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics staff met with pilots, aircraft owners, airport managers, aviation business owners and other aviation officials at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 to … Continue reading

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Proper Use of CHECKLISTS = Safety & Professionalism

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 The results of a study by K. M. Megha, and E.E. Bowen of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, found that approximately “…70% of all approach and landing accidents were caused by omission of checklists, … Continue reading

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The Lowdown On Flying Down Low

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 General Aviation (GA) flying is so much fun that people will fly hundreds of miles just to have lunch and enjoy the freedom of flight. Breaking the bonds of gravity, to an extent, … Continue reading

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Understanding Grant Assurances

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue The value of an airport is appreciated by and impacted by its users, whether transient or based at the airport. Proper use and … Continue reading

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How To Avoid ADS-B Call Sign Mismatch

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue This is a detail packed article that every aircraft owner and every pilot should read.  This article is one of a number of great articles in the FAA Safety Briefing Magazine, Winter … Continue reading

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Did you know…

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue *The Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) system uses National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites in low-earth and geostationary orbits, as well as GPS satellites in medium-earth orbit to detect … Continue reading

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Non-Towered Airport Flight Operations

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 Pilots! Are you aware of a relatively new advisory circular (AC) that applies to aircraft operators operating at or in the vicinity of an airport without a control tower or at an airport … Continue reading

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