Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Aeronautics and Aviation

Fly Minnesota!

Picture of part of an Aeronautical Chart

Aeronautical Chart

The Minnesota Office of Aeronautics publishes an aeronautical chart every two years. The chart is mailed to Minnesota pilots listed in the Federal registry. The chart is a WAC scale chart with some additional information normally found on sectional charts. Also included is a Minneapolis-St. Paul area chart.

Questions, comments or corrections should be directed to:

Jeff Flynn
MnDOT - Office of Aeronautics
222 East Plato Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55107-1618
651-234-7200 or 1-800-657-3922
jeff.flynn@state.mn.us

Approach plates and Airport Diagrams for the entire U.S. are now available on-line

At this link you can download current Instrument Approach Procedure charts (IAP), Departure Procedure charts (DP), Standard Terminal Arrival charts (STAR), and Airport Diagrams. Also included are Take-Off, Radar, and Alternate Minima textual procedures. Only airports with instrument approaches are listed here. The most complete source for airport diagrams for Minnesota airports is still the Minnesota Airport Directory. To view and download digital FAA charts and publications go to: aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications.

Voyageurs National Park Seaplane Operations Emergency Closure

Due to the presence of the spiney water flea an emergency closure has been implemented effective May 10, 2007. Seaplane operations are prohibited on all lakes within Voyageurs National Park until further notice except: Kabetogama Lake, Namakan Lake, Rainy Lake, Sand Point Lake. For more information contact Voyageurs National Park at 218-283-6600.