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2011 AirTAP Fall Forum

About the 2011 Fall Forum

The 2011 Fall Forum, held October 6 and 7 in Breezy Point, Minnesota, brought together airport personnel and experts from across Minnesota to learn from each other through small-group discussions and collaborative sessions. Topics followed the theme of Securing the Future of Your Airport.

Forum presentations

Thinking of Customer Service as a Strategic Component of Your Airport Operations

Learn how airport users perceive their experiences and how airport operators might raise their “customer service IQ.”

An Airport’s Evolution: The Story of the Aitkin and Pine River Airports

Learn how the Aitkin and Pine River Airports thrive and serve their communities.

Conversations with Jeff Hamiel

Hear from a leader in the Minnesota aviation industry as Hamiel shares his thoughts on general aviation.

Developing an Airport Emergency Plan

Hear airport manager Todd Roth and one of the local emergency responders share their experiences creating an emergency plan and the critical elements that need consideration.

Wildlife Control Training 101

Be introduced to wildlife control techniques on an airport. This session included a review of what was shown and discussed during the Pine River Airport tour, including pyrotechnics and launchers, safety and handling, and storage.

Jet Blast: FAA Certification Requirements for “Through the Fence”

Any NPIAS airport adjacent to residential property with access to the airport must have a management plan in place. Learn about important issues and how to get started developing that plan.

SASP Overview from MnDOT

MnDOT is nearing completion of the new State Aviation System Plan (SASP). Find out what it includes and how you and your airport may be affected.

Energy Improvements and Initiatives for Sustainability

Hear about ways to include sustainable design into new building construction and how those same ideas can be implemented into remodels and retrofits.

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