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2017 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest

This year the theme is "Beyond the Clouds" and the deadline for entries must be postmarked or delivered no later than 4 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, NO EXCEPTIONS, and must be mailed or delivered to:

  • Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
    Office of Aeronautics | Attn: Art Contest Entry
    222 East Plato Blvd | Saint Paul, MN 55107-1618

The 2017 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest application form is now available in PDF format (PDF, 460 KB). Attached this application form to your artwork tape or glue.

New Minnesota Art Contest Class form is required this year. The form needs to be filled out and submitted by the teacher or anyone participating in the art contest. All class entrants must be enter on the Minnesota Aviation Art Contest excel file (XLS, 41KB) provided on this web site. Please email completed art contest to Shalette Cauley-Wandrick at shalette.cauley-wandrick@state.mn.us.

For more information please visit the 2017 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest web page.

2017 Minnesota Aviation
Maintenance Technician Conference

March 27-28, 2017
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

This conference is for aviation maintenance professionals for continuing education, networking, employer recruiting, and IA Renewal. It will include exhibits featuring the latest and best in aviation products, technology, career opportunities and aviation awards.

See the aviation tax report

MnDOT Aeronautics released its 2016 Aviation Tax Report in June. View the full tax report. See results of the 2015 stakeholder survey Minnesota Aviation Equipment Taxes (PDF).

What makes an airport "Minnesota nice"? We want your input

We're looking for your input on what makes an airport a welcome place to visit. Take our survey on airport hospitality and tell us what features, amenities, and services are important to you. We'll communicate the results with airport managers and use it as we encourage them to find ways to meet the needs of the pilots and passengers who use their airports. The survey should take less than 10 minutes. Please feel free to forward it to your pilot friends and ask them to provide their input as well.