by Jay Hietpas
Assistant Director of Aeronautics
With summer finally here, we can all look forward to the beautiful days that are the validation for why many people live here. The beauty that is in Minnesota seems boundless, and the best way to see it is by air. Flying also provides opportunities for aviators to share the excitement and beauty of flying with those who may not have had that opportunity or experienced flying previously. I urge you to take advantage of the great flying weather as often as you can and go see our beautiful state.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many aviation people I have had the opportunity to meet and work with. As my time at the Office of Aeronautics comes to an end, I can say that it has truly been an enjoyable experience that has significantly broadened my knowledge of transportation on the aviation side of the house. It was moving for me to experience the passion for aviation that I see in nearly everyone I meet. Thanks for your support, cooperation, patience, and friendship. I really do appreciate that very much.
I want to reassure you that during this transition period as the new director steps in, your Office of Aeronautics staff will continue to work hard for you. They are very dedicated, passionate aviation people like you, and they are ready to help you.