Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

The Changing Winds

As winter’s grip weakens, spring in all its beauty and anticipation starts to bring about many changes. We may hear the excited chirping of a variety of birds returning from their winter habitat. We will see a brilliant blue sky … Continue reading

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Safety Complacency

by Dan McDowell In the 1970s, we were happy if our automobile engines went 60,000 miles before needing overhaul or replacement. Today, the average auto engine can easily last (with reasonable care), 150-200,000 miles, or more. Jet engines were no … Continue reading

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It is important that you know…

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics You, as an aviator, aviation administrator or manager, or aviation supporter, need to know how your aviation tax dollars are put to work for you in Minnesota. I think you also … Continue reading

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Tanis Aircraft Products Partners With Bruce’s Custom Covers For AOG Protection

GLENWOOD, MINN. – Tanis Aircraft Products has entered into a business partnership with Bruce’s Custom Covers to fabricate Tanis brand of insulated aircraft covers for protection of aircraft in harsh and demanding winter conditions. Tanis is known as the leader … Continue reading

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Flying Single Pilot – What can we learn from fun and games?

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative, MnDOT Aeronautics I asked a few fellow pilots over the last couple weeks if they had any good single pilot flying stories to tell – perhaps a hangar-flying tale they learned a lesson from, or … Continue reading

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The Promise of Unmanned Aerial Systems (plus updates)

by Richard Braunig AvRep, MnDOT Aeronautics UAS, UAV, Drones: it seems everywhere you turn you hear about some new application for these vehicles and how the FAA is stifling this emerging industry because they can’t figure out how to integrate … Continue reading

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As The Holidays Arrive

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics As the holiday season arrives, many people will take vacation to spend time with family and friends. It is our hope that you will have a wonderful and safe time, and … Continue reading

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New Aeronautics Planning & Finance Director

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Ryan Gaug is the new MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Planning and Finance Director, effective July 30, 2014. Gaug began his career at MnDOT as a planner in 2008 and first came to Aeronautics as a planning … Continue reading

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The Continually Growing Buffer Paradox

by Daniel McDowell One of the more significant problems in aviation today is that of incompatible development around airports. Three primary issues stand out when there is development around airports, especially off the approach or departure ends of runways: noise, … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, Columns, Columns, MN Aeronautics Bulletin, October/November 2014 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CIP Season Is Starting Soon!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics The Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host meetings at regional locations from late August to early October to discuss the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) … Continue reading

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