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Share your flying photos with us!

It's the time of year again when we start to prepare for the next edition of our publications including the Airport Directory and Travel Guide and the Aeronautical Chart.
Again this year we'll feature the photography of one of Minnesota's talented aviation enthusiasts! Maybe you have a photo or two from your flying adventures this year you would like to share with us? It could be an action shot taken by a passenger, a fun event on the ground, or anything in between.
Get the details in the attached PDF (186 KB) and send us your photos! If your photo doesn't win, you still might see it on one of our other publications or our website throughout the year as we share why it's great to Fly Minnesota!
Deadline is September 30, 2016

2017 MN Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

March 27-28, 2017
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
This conference is for aviation maintenance professionals for continuing education, networking, employer recruiting, and IA Renewal.
It will include exhibits featuring the latest and best in aviation products, technology, career opportunities and aviation awards.
Register online at www.regonline.com/1876931
Attendee Mail in Registration Form
Exhibitor Registration Packet
Sponsorship Packet

See the aviation tax report

MnDOT Aeronautics released its 2016 Aviation Tax Report in June.

What makes an airport "Minnesota nice"? We want your input

We took a survey of pilots in the winter of 2013-2014 to find out what their needs and priorities were when flying during the winter. These results helped us focus our efforts on training and outreach initiatives for airport managers, including the development of new e-learning courses.

This year, we're looking for your input on what makes an airport a welcome place to visit. Take our survey on airport hospitality and tell us what features, amenities, and services are important to you. We'll communicate the results with airport managers and use it as we encourage them to find ways to meet the needs of the pilots and passengers who use their airports. The survey should take less than 10 minutes. Please feel free to forward it to your pilot friends and ask them to provide their input as well.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) / drones

The Federal Aviation Administration requires recreational, hobby and model aircraft operators to register with them. Each user is assigned a registration number and they put their number on all the aircraft they fly. The registration cost is $5. UAS operators that use their aircraft in the furtherance of a business activity must follow a different process. Learn more about UAS/drones.