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Aircraft Registration Fees Will Change July 1, 2014

A new law will change your aircraft registration fees next fiscal year. Learn more about Aircraft Registration fees changes (PDF, 65KB).

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, 623KB).

2014 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 16-18, 2014 - Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive Northeast, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601. This conference focuses on airport management, operations and maintenance, but is open to anyone interested in aviation. Learn more about the 2014 Minnesota Airports Conference.

Summer Aerospace Teacher Workshop

June 16-19, 2014
Classes times are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and are held at the MnDOT Office of Aeronautics at 222 Plato Blvd East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107.
This workshop is free for licensed teachers teaching in Minnesota. This class is suitable for teaching grades 4-12. Each participant will receive a Science of Flight Kit and Curriculum to use in your classroom next fall. A certificate of completion for 24 CEU’s is given at the end of the workshop. Participants will go on field trips to enhance the learning experience. Follow the instructions on the workshop form (PDF, 281KB) to register.

2014 Minnesota ACE Camp

Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp held on June 22-28 and July 20-26, 2014. Student must be entering grades 10-11-12 in the 2014-2015 school year. Select this link to learn more about the 2014 Minnesota ACE Camp

The Class B Airspace around Minneapolis has changed as of January 9, 2014

The changes are in the outer most ring from 20 to 30 miles from MSP. Radials have changed to account for declination changes and new sectors have been defined to help keep air carrier traffic landing at MSP in the Class B Airspace. The Minneapolis Terminal Area Chart has the most complete information on the airspace. Please purchase one to carry with you if you fly in the Minneapolis area. All aircraft need clearance from ATC to operate in Class B Airspace. Learn more and see a depiction of the new Class B Airspace (PDF, 35KB).

Pilots: Take our winter airport survey!

Take our survey about winter flying and airport safety to help us improve training opportunities for airports and better understand what matters to you during the winter flying season. This quick survey can be found at MnDOT Aeronautics Winter Airport Survey

Congrats to Sky Waters winner of 2014 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest
1st Place State | 1st Place National

Are you ready to see the 2014 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Winners?

This year theme is "Flying Saves Lives". All children (entrants) must be residents of Minnesota. Entries eligibility is for children between the ages of 6-17 by December 31, 2013. The format required is on 11 by 17 paper and artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with border.

Fly Minnesota Passport Program

Fly Minnesota Airports is a program sponsored by MnDOT Aeronautics and the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) to promote general aviation in Minnesota. Learn more about the Fly Minnesota Passport Program.

Transportation Economic Development Program

This program is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Department of Employment and Economic Development, It is designed to address both the state’s transportation system needs and economic development objectives; to create and preserve well-paying jobs across the state. All airports are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Ted Program.