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2016 Aviation Maintenance Technician's Conference

The Maintenance Technician's Conference will be held on March 21-22, 2016 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. Attendee Registration form, Exhibitor Registration form, Sponsorship form. Contact Darlene Dahlseide at darlene.dahlseide@state.mn.us or 651-234-7248 for more information.

2016 Art Contest Calendars are now available.

Calendars are limited to 1 per person. Please folow this link to order yours today!

Airport Managers – Review your facility’s directory pages for 2016

Airport managers and staff, please review your airport and/or seaplane base’s pages for the 2016 Minnesota Airport Directory and Travel Guide. Deadline to update your page is November 16, 2015.
For further information, please follow this link: 2016 Directory Update

2015 AirTAP Fall Forum

December 8, 2015
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Crow Wing County Highway Department
16589 County Road 142
Brainerd, MN 56401
This year's one-day Fall Forum will bring together airport personnel and experts from across Minnesota to learn from each other through panel discussions and collaborative sessions. Don't miss this opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about best practices, share ideas, and hear about innovative solutions.
For more information, please visit: 2015 AirTAP Fall Forum

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as Drones

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration are working with unmanned aircraft system organizations to promote UAS safety and help drone operators avoid doing anything hazardous to other airplanes or to people and property on the ground. All operators of UAS, aka drones, that receive compensation are required to obtain a commercial operations license. The license is to demonstrate that the operation is approved by the Federal Aviation Authority. In addition, the operator must carry the appropriate insurance coverage. Learn more about Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

2016 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest

This year's theme is "air sports in harmony with nature". Artwork is judged, at least in part, for its creative use of this year's theme in relation to the aviation world. Deadline for entries must be sent to your state's sponsor office and must be postmarked by Friday, January 22, 2016. Select this link to download the 2016 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest brochure (PDF, 11.62 MB)

2015-2016 Minnesota Aeronautical Chart is now available

The new 2015-2016 Minnesota Aeronautical Chart is now available online, or you can also request a copy be sent to you in the mail by using our convenient Aeronautical Chart order form.

Airport Directory Mailing List Opt Out

If you are a Minnesota aircraft owner who does not want to receive a paper copy of the MN Airport Directory and Travel Guide, please use our opt out form.

Minnesota Aviation Equipment Taxes Survey

Please give Aeronautics and the Legislature your Input!
Select this link to download the Minnesota Equipment Taxes Survey interactive form (PDF, 623 KB)