Tag Archives: MnDOT Aeronautics

P.A.P.I. Maintenance – Q & A

by Casey Carlson MnDOT Aeronautics, Airport Electrical Administrator Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2023 Digital Issue Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights at an airport are a very important navigational aid. They are the type of navaid that a … Continue reading

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Types of Airports In Minnesota, and Their Uses

by Kelly Akhund Airport Program Administrator MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue There are many beautiful airports in Minnesota, in different sizes and designs to meet many users’ needs. Some of the airports pilots and … Continue reading

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Change is in the air at MnDOT Aeronautics

(Really, a lot has changed.) by Ryan Gaug Interim Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue If you are a regular customer or partner of MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics, then you are likely already aware … Continue reading

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Airport Development Funding Overview

by Arika Johnson, PE, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue As everyone knows, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a whirlwind of new experiences for most people, at work and at home. MnDOT Aeronautics is also … Continue reading

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Minnesota eases registration requirements for sUAS owners

by Michael Johnson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Aeronautics is responsible for collecting aircraft registration, sales and use taxes as required by law. Of the 7,877 total aircraft registered … Continue reading

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Phase Two of the Minnesota State Aviation System Plan Update Is Underway

Junior Lindsay Planning Program Coordinator MnDOT Aeronautics Published In The Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue The Minnesota Department of Transportation is updating the Minnesota State Aviation System Plan. The MnSASP documents the performance of the current aviation system … Continue reading

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AWOS: THE WIND OF CHANGE

by John B. Dalton MnDOT Statewide Navigation Systems Engineer Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue It’s 5 AM, and you’re beginning to hear the birds calling in the beautiful day as you sit outdoors sipping your morning … Continue reading

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Flight Risk Assessment Tools and You

by Joe Anderson Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue As aviators, we know flying can be a highly rewarding activity. The sense of accomplishment which results from a well-executed flight is hard … Continue reading

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Click, Click, Click – Nothing! Pilot-Controlled Lighting Tips & Reporting

by Casey Carlson Airport Lighting Coordinator MnDOT Aeronautics – NavAids Group Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Most folks who are not involved with aviation wouldn’t know that a radio pulse sequence is used to … Continue reading

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Airport Maintenance From A Pilot’s Perspective

by Chris Meyer MnDOT-Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue As pilots, we have a lot to think about when preparing for a flight. In fact, we’re legally obligated. The Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) regarding Preflight Action … Continue reading

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