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Fall Fly-Around

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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.

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


To register, please complete the online registration form. The event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants, so early registration is recommended.

When registering, please indicate which date/location you plan to attend.


  • 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

More Information

For more information, please contact Mindy Carlson at or 612-625-1813.

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