The MnDOT Aviation Education Web site contains aviation-related information that is useful to teachers, students, and other aviation enthusiasts.Students or teachers will find at these links aviation curricula and publications for grades K-12, post-secondary careers and college information, online games, an events calendar, classroom activities, and camps for both teachers and students.
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Aviation Education Events
Minnesota Aviation Art Contest
Each year a new aviation theme is selected. All children (entrants) must be residents of Minnesota.
Entries eligibility is for children between the ages of 6-17.
- Select this link to learn more about the Minnesota Aviation Art Contest
Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp
Each summer the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT),
Office of Aeronautics (AERO) co-sponsor the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp. ACE Camp is open to Minnesota students who will be
entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. ACE Camp allows students to explore a wide variety of aviation careers, and all aspects of the aviation,
and the aerospace industries through tours and hands-on projects. Campers are also given the opportunity to fly in a helicopter, pilot
a single-engine aircraft, and take the controls of a glider.
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.
Tailored to meet the needs of many different age groups and organizations, these presentations focus on a broad
spectrum of aviation careers and the skills needed to be successful.
The AVED staff offers three areas of classroom presentations to students from preschool age through high school.We would be
happy to set up a time to visit!
Elementary Aviation Presentations
Presentations are centered around preschool — grade 6. Included are many hands-on activities that incorporate art, writing, reading,
math, and science and involve all aspects of aviation.
History and Principles of Flight Presentations
Students in grades 412, this presentation takes students through the inception of flight to the space exploration of today.
Students' use of math, geography, history, science, and listening skills are incorporated.
Aviation Education Publications
Aeronautics Publishes Children's Books
Don Hinz and The Red Tail Project
(a story of Tuskegee Airmen and the P-51C Mustangs).
(PDF, 5.13 MB)
Eyes in the Sky
(a book introducing students of all ages to an exciting career as an air traffic controller).
(PDF, 2.79 MB)