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Holiday Gifts That Fly

by Rick Braunig & Tara Kalar, with Dan McDowell The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned about the estimated 1,000,000 “drones” that are expected to be purchased and potentially flown starting around the Christmas Holiday. The possibility of one million … Continue reading

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Safe Operating Practices A Must For Drone Operators

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Drones are everywhere today! Many of you know someone who has one, or have heard of an interesting way in which an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is planning to be used. … Continue reading

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New Aeronautics Planning & Finance Director

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Ryan Gaug is the new MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Planning and Finance Director, effective July 30, 2014. Gaug began his career at MnDOT as a planner in 2008 and first came to Aeronautics as a planning … Continue reading

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Ditching Isn’t Just For Trans-Oceanic Pilots

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Every pilot has pondered whether it’s better to go over or around a body of water. Whether it’s a relatively small lake while entering the traffic pattern, Lake Mille Lacs in … Continue reading

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The Lakes That Launched Thousands of Seaplanes

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics It should come as no surprise to pilots that the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” played a pivotal role in the early days of seaplane flying. The diversity of Minnesota’s lakes and … Continue reading

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An Invitation For You!

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota by Bryan Budds Manager, AOPA Great Lakes Region Late last year, AOPA President Mark Baker renewed the association’s commitment to reaching … Continue reading

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Cassandra Isackson Named New Director of Minnesota Aeronautics

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Tim Henkel, Assistant Commissioner of Modal Planning and Program Management for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), announced recently that Cassandra Isackson, a 15-year veteran with MnDOT, has been chosen as the new Director of Aeronautics. … Continue reading

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Preparation For Summer Flying Activities

by Jay Hietpas Assistant Director of Aeronautics With summer finally here, we can all look forward to the beautiful days that are the validation for why many people live here. The beauty that is in Minnesota seems boundless, and the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Seminar Goes On Despite Lake Ice

by Dave Weiman BRAINERD, MINN. – Despite thick ice on Gull Lake, the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) held its annual seminar and fly-in at Madden’s Resort, May 3-5, 2013, near Brainerd, Minnesota. About a dozen aircraft chose to fly … 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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