Archives: MN Aeronautics Bulletin

Become An ACE…

Every summer for the past 22 years, students from around the state of Minnesota have had an opportunity to attend a fabulous summer program called ACE (Aviation Career Education) Camp. This unique camp held each June and July, opens doors … Continue reading

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Travel Safety Is No Accident!

by Cassandra Isackson Spring is within sight and I am confident most of us can hardly wait for its arrival. The best part about spring is the renewal of so many great things. One of those things is the opportunity … Continue reading

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As this new year begins…

December was filled with ice and snow, and we had extremely cold temperatures until mid-January. And now we are well into January and the temperatures seem…well, normal. It truly is all relative. Despite that, it is still a great time … Continue reading

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Looking At The Year Ahead

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. Even though we have a number of cold weather weeks ahead, we can now begin to think about the coming spring. With that we … Continue reading

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A Pilot’s Winter Checklist

Most pilots who have flown for a year or more have likely experienced flying in cold weather. Many may actually prefer to fly in the winter months because there are few threats of thunderstorms (at least in the more northern … Continue reading

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Minnesota Names New Aeronautics Assistant Office Director

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota Office of Aeronautics Director Cassandra Isackson has named Kathy Vesely from her staff Assistant Office Director effective November 6, 2013. In addition to having a passion for aviation, Vesely brings with her 35 years of … Continue reading

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Winterscape

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics As we approach the periods of winter where wind-blown snow modifies the landscape almost daily, we must also think about the other important winter weather factors that can impact airports and aviators. … Continue reading

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The Dangers of “Black Ice”

Fall is well known in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for its beautiful colors, many comfortable days and crisp nights. Some years the colors seem so vibrant and plentiful, yet once in awhile, fall will seem to be frequently gray … Continue reading

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Yell “Clear Prop” & Wait!

Nearly every pilot has had the experience of that first night flight alone after getting the coveted Private Pilot Certificate. The excitement tinged with small flecks of nervousness that are felt, are all blown slightly out of proportion in the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Revamps Taxes On Aviation… Changes Expected To Be More Fair & Vitalize Aviation In State

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a 2013 Omnibus Tax Bill into law May 23, 2013, which includes several provisions that are intended to boost aviation activity in the state, make registration fees more equitable among aircraft … Continue reading

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