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Northern Minnesota Airport Faces Possible Closure, Seeks Support From Midwest Aviation Community

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue ISLE, MINN. – Membership in the Isle Airport Association has increased to 140 members, the organization had an extremely successful fly-in breakfast this past year, a survey was completed recently that proved … Continue reading

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Fond Farewell

From Kathy Vesely Assistant Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue In the year 2000, already 22 years into my MnDOT career, I applied for a transfer to the Airport Development Section (ADS) of the Aeronautics … Continue reading

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Minnesota Airport Directory in ForeFlight

by Jim McCanney Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue MnDOT creates a “Minnesota Airport Directory and Travel Guide” every year. Our goal is to provide the public with some general aviation information … Continue reading

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Where are you based?

by Rick Braunig Manager of Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue A few years back the FAA started a new program to track where aircraft are based. The FAA made … Continue reading

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A Discussion of Take Off

by Rick Braunig Manager of Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue I hire pilots for our office and one of my favorite questions is: How do you know you have … Continue reading

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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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