Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Aeronautics and Aviation

Fly Minnesota!

King Air Airplane

News and events

The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

April 29-30, 2017
Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE)
The Gathering will feature educational sessions and a variety of vendors of aviation-related products. Educational sessions will cover a broad range of topics, including owner-assisted maintenance, seaplane operations, ski plane operations, survival medicine, single pilot IFR, Minnesota aviation history, winter operations, engine management, how to promote your local airport and much more.
For more information, please visit: Minnesota Pilots Association/GMAG

Congratulations to the 2017 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Finalists

This theme this year was "Beyond the Clouds", and you can see the winners here.
Also, congratulations to Sky Waters who won 1st Place National and 1st Place State!

Bill Cowden Memorial Aviation Scholarship

  • May 1st is the annually deadline
  • Scholarships are offer to pilots in the Midwest seeking advanced training in aviation
  • Award (1) up to $1,500 each year

Community Foundation of Dunn County, P.O. Box 498, Menomonie, WI 54751

Need more information? Feel free to contact Samantha Phillipps, Program Officer at (715) 232-8019 or follow this this link to learn more.

Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers

June 26-29, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Workshop to be held at:
MN Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, 222 E. Plato Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55107

  • Raise the level of excitement in your class with aerospace
  • Free Workshop and Science of Flight Kit
  • All material supports the National and State Standards for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • 24 CEUs

Download the Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers flyer (PDF, 125 KB)
For more information, contact: Darlene Dahlseide 651-234-7248 or darlene.dahlseide@state.mn.us
Space is Limited to 20 teachers! Register NOW! Cost is FREE!

See the aviation tax report

MnDOT Aeronautics released its 2016 Aviation Tax Report in June. View the full tax report. See results of the 2015 stakeholder survey Minnesota Aviation Equipment Taxes (PDF, 216 KB).

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

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.