ST. PAUL, MINN. – Date to be announced soon! The entire aviation community will come together at the Minnesota State Capitol to visit with their State Senators and Representatives to tell them how important aviation and their local airports are to them and to their local communities. Anyone actively involved in aviation in Minnesota, and who believes in the importance of their local airport, is encouraged to participate: pilots, fixed base operators, airport managers, airport commissioners, mayors, city council members, business aircraft owners and operators, corporate flight departments, aircraft technicians, aviation educators, and aviation support service professionals including insurance agents, aircraft parts suppliers and others.
The event will kickoff with a welcome breakfast at 9:00 a.m. on the first floor of the Capitol. At the welcome breakfast, each participant will be handed a packet of materials, which will contain handouts to be left with legislators and suggested talking points to be covered during their visit. Participants will be asked to visit their State Senator and Representative(s).
At 12:00 noon, participants will attend a box lunch meeting in the Capitol. During lunch, participants will have an opportunity to share their views of the day, the response from their state legislators, and complete an opinion survey regarding Aviation Day At The Capitol.
Hosting “Minnesota Aviation Day At The Capital” is the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Minnesota Council Of Airports (MCOA), and the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA).
To attend or for additional information, contact Gordon Hoff, Executive Director, MBAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-398-4649. The deadline to register for Aviation Day at the Capitol is January 24, 2012.
In addition to attending yourself, you are encouraged to organize a Plane Pool or Car Pool of equally concerned persons. Transportation from South St. Paul Municipal Airport/Fleming Field (SGS) will be provided to all fly-in attendees who RSVP with their ETA to Glenn Burke, Airport Manager, at 651-554-3350.