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2019 Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

2019 Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference cover designRegister now for the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference to be held on March 25-26. Register online or complete the 2019 Attendee Registration Form (PDF) and mail it, with payment, to the address listed on the form. Early Registration ends March 15.


Attend the conference as it offers educational experiences for all types of aviation maintenance professionals, whether just learning or those who have worked in the industry for decades.

Exhibitors and sponsors

Be an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at the conference where your organization or company will have an excellent opportunity to promote its programs and products! This conference attracts aviation maintenance professionals for continuing education, networking, and IA renewal; industry exhibits featuring the newest and best in aviation products, technology, and services; and career opportunities. Exhibitor registration is now open. Early Registration ends March 1. 2019 Exhibitor and Sponsor Packet (PDF,830KB)

Recruiting opportunity

There will be approximately 100 aviation maintenance technician students at the conference from 4 different colleges. Many are graduating and will be available for interviews.

For more information, visit the conference website at regonline.com/2432039 or contact Darlene Dahlseide at darlene.dahlseide@state.mn.us or 651-234-7248.

Aviation Career Forum for students

Are you ready for an adventure in aviation? This free forum is designed to offer students (high school and college) an opportunity to gather aviation career resources, ask questions, and network with businesses, colleges and organizations. The event is taking place on the first day of the AMT Conference (March 25) at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. High School Teachers are encouraged to bring their students and lunch will be provided! Space is limited so please RSVP by March 18 to secure spots for you and your students!

Fly into Aviation Night

Do you have questions about careers in aviation? You are in luck! From 6 to 8 p.m. on March 25, 2019 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center you can come and get all of your questions answered by aviation professionals for free! Space is limited so please RSVP by March 18 to secure your spot!

2019 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 26-29, 2019
Willmar Conference Center
240 23rd Street SE
Willmar, MN

The annual Minnesota Airports Conference features experts in aviation and aerospace fields sharing their experiences in general assembly presentations, workshops, and open forums.
Keynote speaker: Minnesota Vikings player, Harrison Smith!

Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar

May 17th-19th, 2019
MSPA Safety Seminar

The 2019 banquet speaker will be Greg Herrick, owner of the Golden Wings Museum and MSPA member.
Greg has a unique passion for seaplanes and vintage aircraft.

One of the big reasons that MSPA has been able continue growing the events that take place at the safety seminar is the generous support of our sponsors.

Seminar Registration

Attendees Staying at Madden's Resort:
Contact Madden's Reservation Desk at (800) 642-5363 to reserve your room, register for the seminar and select your meal plan. Registration forms will be available in the near future!

Attendees not staying at Madden's Resort:
Seminar registration and meals for members not staying at the Madden's resort can register for the conference and purchase meals by clicking the below link:

Offsite Seminar Registration

You can even renew your membership at the above link!

Congratulations to the 2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Finalists

2019 International Art Contest CoverThis year theme is "My Dream to Fly", and you can see the 2019 Minnesota Avaition Art Contest winners here.