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Drone media training

WHO: Minnesota news media
WHAT: Learn what training is necessary to become a drone operator for your media outlet
WHERE: MnDOT's Office of Aeronautics,
222 East Plato Boulevard, St. Paul, Minn. 55107
WHEN: Sept. 29, 2017, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sign up for the training

News and events

"WANTED: Your Best Minnesota Aviation Photos"

The MnDOT Office of Aeronautics invites you to submit your best photos which highlight aviation in Minnesota for our annual photo contest. Winners are selected by open voting from the selected photos starting in November and featured on publications including the annual Minnesota Airport Directory and Travel Guide, our booth at various events, and our website.

For contest details, see our flyer: 2018 Photo Cover Contest Flyer. (PDF, 187 KB)

Please submit your photos to rachel.obermoller@state.mn.us by October 31, 2017.

2018 Minnesota Aviation Art Contest

2018 International Art Contest Cover

The 2018 International Aviation Art Contest brochure and excel Participants and Address Lists login file is now available. Please follow this link for more information.

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 2nd Place International, 1st Place National and 1st Place State!

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.