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Airports 101 Virtual Workshop Series

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About the Series

Are you an airport manager interested in expanding or refreshing your knowledge in the fundamentals of airport operations or a new manager just getting started? Are you wondering what to look for in your pavement or pondering hangar decisions and maintenance—should you buy, or should you lease? Would you like to gain a better understanding of LED lighting or environmental issues?

If so, join airport managers from across Minnesota for this free four-part virtual workshop series on airport facilities. Each session will focus on two facility-related topics, and you'll learn valuable information from industry experts, MnDOT Aeronautics, and the FAA. You may choose to attend some or all of the sessions, depending on how they pertain to you and fit your schedule. Separate registration is required for each session.

Dates, Times, and Topics

Sessions will be held virtually from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the dates listed below, covering the indicated topics:

  • October 8, 2020—Electrical
    • LEDs are here: what you need to know
    • Airport navigational aids and lighting systems
  • October 15, 2020—Hangars
    • Hangar decisions: to buy or lease?
    • Hangar maintenance: floors and doors
  • October 22, 2020—Environmental
    • We’ve got you covered! Airport vegetation, landscaping, and wildlife hazard management
    • Environmental rules: you don’t know what you don’t know
  • October 29, 2020—Pavement
    • Bituminous pavement best practices
    • Concrete pavement: maintain to sustain


There is no cost to attend, but separate registration for each session is required:

Workshop Access

This virtual workshop series will be hosted using Zoom. We recommend that all registrants test their connection prior to the workshop using Zoom’s test meeting. If you are new to Zoom, we recommend viewing the Zoom for Students Tutorial video.

Workshop Recordings

Recordings will be posted here following each event. You'll be prompted to register before you can view each recording.

More Information

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

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