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2018 Vol. 18, No. 1

Airport community gears up for record crowds
US Bank Stadium

After the players leave the field on Super Bowl Sunday, the Minnesota airport community will be gearing up for its own “big game” as it prepares to execute its single largest travel day ever. MSP is forecasting record numbers on the Monday following the Feb. 4 game, and regional airports are expecting around 1,100 private planes and jets to arrive for the event.

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Airplane-turned-classroom aims to spark
aviation interest
airplane cockpit

Sitting on the tarmac at the St. Paul Downtown Airport, the 727 doesn’t look like a typical classroom. But that’s the idea. The Learning Jet is a renovated Boeing cargo aircraft that serves as a unique classroom for K-12 students from across Minnesota that aims to get kids interested in aviation as a career path.

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Maintaining airport construction safety
runway equipment

With winter here in Minnesota, airports are at the height of planning for construction projects. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed with all of the details, but the primary considerations should be those that promote and maintain operational safety on and around the airport.

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Fall Fly-Around highlights
4 men in a field

Airport managers, maintenance staff, and others from around Minnesota gathered for AirTAP’s Fall Fly-Around events last October at the Morris, Eveleth, and Fairmont airports. It was a great way to learn about airport operations topics in a more casual, hands-on environment from MnDOT Aeronautics representatives.

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