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Aeronautics and Aviation

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Careers

Those who choose professional careers in aviation can look forward to working with the latest state-of-the-art technology. They can also look forward to a lifetime of knowing that their careful work makes flying safe for everyone.

Aviation Education Events

Are you ready to see the 2014 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Winners?

2014 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest

This year theme is "Flying Saves Lives". All children (entrants) must be residents of Minnesota. Entries eligibility is for children between the ages of 6-17 by December 31, 2013. The format required is on 11 by 17 paper and artwork must NOT be framed or outlined with border.

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.

Presentations

Career Presentations

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.

Classroom Presentations

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 4–12, 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.