News and Events
2014 Minnesota Airports Conference
April 16-18, 2014 - Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive Northeast, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601. This conference focuses on airport management, operations and maintenance, but is open to anyone interested in aviation. Learn more about the 2014 Minnesota Airports Conference.
The Class B Airspace around Minneapolis has changed as of January 9, 2014
The changes are in the outer most ring from 20 to 30 miles from MSP. Radials have changed to account for declination changes and new sectors have been defined to help keep air carrier traffic landing at MSP in the Class B Airspace. The Minneapolis Terminal Area Chart has the most complete information on the airspace. Please purchase one to carry with you if you fly in the Minneapolis area. All aircraft need clearance from ATC to operate in Class B Airspace. Learn more and see a depiction of the new Class B Airspace (PDF, 35KB).
Pilots: Take our winter airport survey!
Take our survey about winter flying and airport safety to help us improve training opportunities for airports and better understand what matters to you during the winter flying season. This quick survey can be found at MnDOT Aeronautics Winter Airport Survey
Are you ready to see the 2014 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Winners?
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.
- All entries must be postmark by Friday, January 17, 2014
- Select this link to learn more about the Minnesota Aviation Art Contest
2014 Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference
Monday, March 24, 2014 - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430. This conference is for aviation maintenance technicians, IA’s, industry employers, aviation vendors, students, and you!
- Select this link to register online at www.regonline.com/1282699.
- Select this link to download a 2014 Attendee Registration form and please mail it to the address listed on the form. (PDF, 118KB).
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. Learn more about the Fly Minnesota Passport Program.
Aircraft Registration Fees Will Change July 1, 2014
A new law will change your aircraft registration fees next fiscal year. Learn more about Aircraft Registration fees changes (PDF, 65KB).
Transportation Economic Development Program
This program is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Department of Employment and Economic Development, It is designed to address both the state’s transportation system needs and economic development objectives; to create and preserve well-paying jobs across the state. All airports are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Ted Program.