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Aviation Education for Students

Welcome to the part of our web site designed just for students. Need information about summer camps, contests, and programs and events for kids of all ages. Including links to the books MnDOT Aeronautics publish, and visitor can download and print out our activity books from the website.

Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp

  • Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp allows 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to explore a wide variety of aviation careers and all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries through tours and hands-on projects.
  • ACE Camp Information

Aviation International Art Contest

  • Each year Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Aeronautics sponsors an art contest for Minnesota students from ages 6-17.
  • Students draw or paint a picture based on an aviation theme, and send it in to us.
  • The winners get published in a calendar, win prizes, and come to the State Capitol to receive their rewards.
  • This competition is part of the International Aviation Art Contest, so Minnesotan winners also go on to compete with winners from other states.
  • Then the American winners will go on to have their artwork judged in the international competition.
  • Read the rules for the contest, and then get busy with your markers, crayons, paints, and pencils.
  • To learn more about the Minnesota Aviation Art Contest please select this link..

Aviation Education Activity Books

  • MnDOT publish several fun books for readers of all ages.
  • More books can be located on-line to download, print, and read.
  • Several of the books have activities as well as stories and lessons about aviation.
  • Download Acrobat Reader to read the PDF files and print the books.
  • For a list of all of our books click here.

Phonetic Alphabet

  • Did you know there is an international aviation phonetic alphabet?
  • This alphabet is used around the world so that all pilots, no matter their nationality, will know how to communicate with any air traffic control tower, in any country.
  • Learn more about the phonetic alphabet.

Aerospace Educator

Hall of Fame Award

  • Minnesota Department of Transportation – Aeronautics in cooperation with the North Central Region - Aerospace Education Association are dedicated to honoring and recognizing the accomplishments of those aerospace educators who have made significant contributions by promoting aerospace through education.