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2018 Minnesota Airports Conference

MnDOT Aeronautics 75 years logoApril 18-20, 2018
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802

The annual Minnesota Airports Conference features experts in aviation and aerospace fields sharing their experiences in general assembly presentations, workshops, and open forums. The conference, held in conjunction with the Minnesota Council of Airports annual meeting, also includes technical and safety presentations, an industry trade show, and an awards and recognition program. The 2018 conference will also commemorate the 75th birthday of MnDOT Aeronautics!

For more information and to register, visit the conference webpage.

2018 Seaplane Pilots Association
Safety Seminar

Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association logoMay18-20, 2018
Madden's Resort on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401

The annual Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar will be held at the Madden's Resort in Brainerd, MN on Gull Lake. Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association welcomes Seaplane, Skiplane, and Landplane Pilots. For more information and to register, please visit Seaplane Pilots Association seminar webpage.

Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers

June 25-28, 2018
This amazing and innovated 4-day workshop will provide you the curriculum and hands-on activities to bring aviation and aerospace to your classroom. Suitable for teachers for grades K-8. Limited number of spaces available.

Congratulations to the 2018 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest Finalists

2018 International Art Contest CoverThis theme this year was "Flight Into the Future".
Please see our winners at this link.

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.