This year, we're introducing a new twist on the AirTAP Fall Forum! Instead of our traditional two-day event, we'll be hosting a one-day Fall Fly-Around for general airport managers in three locations across Minnesota. This format offers us the opportunity to bring you critical information and technical training in a more casual, informal, and intimate environment.
Locations and event times were selected to allow staff from airports within two-hour proximity to attend the one-day training. Morning sessions will be held indoors, and afternoons will be spent outdoors for field activities. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Lunch will be provided.
And don't worry—even though the Fall Forum will no longer be held annually, it's not gone for good! We're planning to offer the event again in 2018 or 2019.
Dates and Locations
The Fall Fly-Around will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
October 10—Fairmont Municipal Airport, 2160 East Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont 56031
October 17—Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport, 4280 Miller Trunk Rd, Eveleth 55734
October 31—Morris Municipal Airport, 50725 Hwy 28, Morris 56267
9:00 a.m. — Optional pre-meeting for new airport managers. Come meet with MnDOT staff, learn about valuable resources, and ask questions.
9:30 a.m. — Coffee/rolls/check-in and networking
10:00 a.m. — Welcome
— Airport surfaces
— Everything you need to know about NOTAMs: It is your moral obligation!
11:00 a.m. — Agricultural leases and issues
Noon — Lunch
12:30 p.m. — Outdoor field activities
— Demonstration and hands-on activity for using range finders
— How to transfer safety area boundaries from paper to lathe in the ground
— Lighted windsock inspection and proper installation of LED panels
2:00 p.m. — Adjourn