Tag Archives: MnDOT Aeronautics

AirTAP – Minnesota’s “One Stop Shop”

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Whether you are a full or part-time airport operator or manager, the state of Minnesota has created a program that can furnish resources to help answer questions and provide … Continue reading

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Cassette Players, Pay Phones & NDBs

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Febraury/March 2019 issue It’s been a while since I’ve ridden in a car with a cassette player. I know we have a lot more old … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Best Information Can’t Be Found On The Internet

by Rachel Obermoller Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Ever show up at an event at the wrong time or with the wrong details? One of my fears, especially since becoming a parent and juggling … Continue reading

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Customer Centered Culture

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue Are you my customer? Do you know the products MnDOT Aeronautics provides? If you fly, and/or land in Minnesota, you are using some … Continue reading

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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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The Peaceful Illusion of Glassy Water

by Rachel Obermoller AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics Imagine perfectly smooth water, without a ripple and reflecting a mirror-like image, the slightest bit of steam rising from the warm water into the cool morning air.  There is little more you need to … Continue reading

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Aircraft Servicing, Maintenance and Repair

by Rick Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics While an FAA licensed mechanic can sign your logbook for the maintenance they perform and the FAA is fine with it, the State of Minnesota is not. The Minnesota rules state that: “Any person … Continue reading

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Flying Single Pilot – What can we learn from fun and games?

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative, MnDOT Aeronautics I asked a few fellow pilots over the last couple weeks if they had any good single pilot flying stories to tell – perhaps a hangar-flying tale they learned a lesson from, or … Continue reading

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The Promise of Unmanned Aerial Systems (plus updates)

by Richard Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics UAS, UAV, Drones: it seems everywhere you turn you hear about some new application for these vehicles and how the FAA is stifling this emerging industry because they can’t figure out how to integrate … Continue reading

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Travel Safety Is No Accident!

by Cassandra Isackson Spring is within sight and I am confident most of us can hardly wait for its arrival. The best part about spring is the renewal of so many great things. One of those things is the opportunity … Continue reading

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