Tag Archives: MnDOT

What’s the Risk?

by Rachel Obermoller MnDOT Pilot Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue What do Swiss cheese, bowties, and trapping have in common? When it comes to aviation, there’s a whole set of tools which use these three seemingly disparate … 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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Multi Modal MnDOT

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 Do you know that the Minnesota Office of Aeronautics is just one part of your very important state transportation organization, MnDOT.  The Minnesota Department … Continue reading

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Seaplanes & Legislation To Protect Them, As Well As Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Distribution

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy/Great Lakes/AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue              I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to two groups … Continue reading

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TZD Initiative – Airside

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Idon’t know how many people are still flying that remember seeing Ken Patz and Verdon Kleimenhagen doing safety seminars throughout Minnesota. Probably more of … Continue reading

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s An Aircraft!

by Tara Kalar Associate Legal Counsel MnDOT Office of Chief Counsel With an anticipated million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sold over the holiday season, aviation is experiencing an unprecedented boost in “aircraft” ownership. Since the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) … Continue reading

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Madden’s Resort Hosts Minnesota Seaplane Seminar & Fly-In

BRAINERD, MINN. – Under the leadership of Randy Schoephoerster, owner of the flight school Air Trek North at Minneapolis Airlake Airport in Lakeville, Minnesota (www.airtreknorth.com), the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) took a giant leap forward this year with its … Continue reading

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The Colors of The Season

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics We have had a fabulous summer overall, the kind we brag about to people in other locales. Warm, sunny days, brilliantly colored sunsets, and comfortable, calm evenings, have made this late starting … Continue reading

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Partnerships Among Aviation Campuses In Minnesota

ANOKA, MINN. – Anoka-Hennepin School District students interested in aeronautics now have the opportunity to get credit due to a partnership with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU). Anoka-Hennepin’s Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP) … Continue reading

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New Assistant Aeronautics Director Named

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Office of Aeronautics is undergoing a leadership transition. Director Chris Roy has returned to the highway side of MnDOT, as Director for the Office of Project Management and Technical Support, … Continue reading

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