ST. PAUL, MINN. – Anyone actively involved in aviation in Minnesota, and who believes in the importance of their local airport, showed up at the Minnesota State Capitol, March 5, 2014, to meet with their legislators. Professional and recreational pilots, aircraft owners, aviation businessmen, and airport managers were in attendance.
“Minnesota Aviation Day At The Capitol,” like similar events organized at other state capitols throughout the country, is the one-day of the year that you can promote aviation in your state and protect your local airport, and legislators do listen!
Minnesota Aviation Day At The Capitol started in 2012 and is sponsored by the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), and the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA).
Featured speakers included Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle; Minnesota Office of Aeronautics Director Cassandra Isackson; Minnesota State Representative and pilot, Michael Beard, and fellow representatives; and the Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), Gordon Hoff.
Hoff organized the event, and looks forward to reaching out to more members of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to participate in Aviation Day At The Capitol 2015. Watch for announcements in future issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine and MidwestFlyer.com.