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Airports 101: A Program for Managing Small Airports

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December 10, 2019

About the Event

This one-day workshop convened airport managers from across Minnesota to discuss airport operations and management.

Attendees learned how airport managers ensure that their airport is safe for operations, which includes making regular inspections, reporting discrepancies through the NOTAM process, and repairing any deficiencies promptly. The event also reviewed airport managers’ access to aircraft operating areas (AOA). When vehicles need to access the AOA, the airport manager is responsible for ensuring that vehicle operators are either trained on driving in the AOA or have an escort. It also discussed other airport manager duties such as maintaining airport lighting, mowing, plowing snow, and monitoring fuel systems.

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Topics Covered

  • NOTAMs
  • Maintenance operations
  • Wildlife control
  • Fueling
  • Airport inspection
  • Overview of legal issues/ rules and regulations

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.

AirTAP | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN 55455 | Location & Contact Information