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Airports 101: A Program for Managing Small Airports

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December 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Minnesota State University–Mankato
13 South Road
Mankato, MN 56001

About the Event

Are you a new airport manager? Are you wondering who to call in an emergency, what the heck a NOTAM is, and who plows your runway? If so, join airport managers from across Minnesota for this one-day workshop on airport operations and management.

Attendees will learn 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 will also review 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. We’ll also discuss other airport manager duties such as maintaining airport lighting, mowing, plowing snow, and monitoring fuel systems.

Whether you’re a new manager or a seasoned pro, please join us for a day of networking and information sharing!

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Topics Covered

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


There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. To register, please complete the online registration form.


Rooms are available for attendees at a special nightly rate of $84.99 plus tax at the AmericInn by Wyndham Mankato Event Center, 240 Stadium Road, Mankato. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 507-413-7360 and mention that you are with the Airports 101 group. Please book by November 9 to ensure the special rate.

More Information

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

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