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2012 AirTAP Fall Forum

About the 2012 Fall Forum

The 2012 Fall Forum, held September 27 and 28 in Mankato, Minnesota, brought together airport personnel and experts from across Minnesota to learn from each other through small-group discussions and collaborative sessions. Topics included rates and charges, concrete pavement and maintenance, airport inspection using GIS, mutual aid agreements, plowing strategies, and more. 

Forum presentations

Rates and Charges

This session highlighted a recent study that can help prepare you to make informed and economically smart decisions for safe and efficient operation.   

Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation

Explore the benefits of using concrete runways and get tips on how to maintain it. 

An Airport’s Evolution: The Story of the Mankato Airport

Learn how the Mankato Airport thrives and serves its community. Hear about its recent airshow and gather ideas that could be implemented at your own airport. 

Airport Mutual Aid Agreements

Learn how to work with local organizations to assist with maintenance and operations, optimize resources, and share equipment and staff. 

University of North Dakota Aviation Program 

Learn about the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences and the Department of Aviation at the University of North Dakota.

Land Acquisition: Right of Way for Airports

Get tips for maintaining airspace around your airport in the face of challenging development pressures.

Using Electronic Communications and Social Networking to Promote Your Airport

Learn about cost-effective social media, e-mail, and online marketing strategies for small airports. Hear about available resources and guidebooks and get ideas for marketing your airport to the local and aviation community.

Using GIS for Inspections and Identifying Obstructions

Find out about GIS and other tools available to help take inventory of the elements at your airport. 

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