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Silver Bay Municipal Airport Closure Hearing

Closure Report ThumbnailThe City of Silver Bay will be holding a hearing regarding the closure of the Silver Bay Municipal Airport. The hearing will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers of City Hall located at 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614. MnDOT has prepared a report outlining the potential impacts of closing the airport, which can be found here. (PDF, 20,721KB)

Murdock Municipal Airport Closure Hearing

Murdock Closure Report ThumbnailThe City of Murdock has notified the MnDOT Office of Aeronautics of its intent to close the Murdock Municipal Airport. The city will be holding a hearing on Wednesday, December 12th. MnDOT has prepared a report outlining the potential impacts of closing the airport, which can be found here. (PDF, 333KB)



2019 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest

2019 International Art Contest Cover

Have you ever sat in class, looked out the window, and wondered what it would be like to fly? If so, you are not alone! Teachers might not always like it, but something about looking at the sky calls us to daydream about what is possible...

Deadline for entries must be postmarked or delivered no later than 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 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

Please follow this link for more information.

2019 MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

2019 Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference cover design

Register now for the 2019 MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference to be held on March 25-26, 2019 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.

2 Ways to Register: Online at www.regonline.com/2432039 Complete the form and mail it, with payment, to the address listed on the form.

Participants: 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. Early Registration ends March 15th.  2019 Attendee Registration Form (PDF,142KB)

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 1st. 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 www.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 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. High School Teachers are encouraged to bring their students and lunch will be provided! Space is limited so please RSVP by March 18th 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 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on March 25th, 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 18th to secure your spot!