Aviation Day at the Capitol

    Aviation Day at the North Dakota State Capitol Tuesday, March 17th, 2015   9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join the Aviation Community of North Dakota in celebrating aviation in our State with the 64th Legislative Assembly. The following entities will be representing Aviation in North Dakota: ND Pilots Association, ND Aeronautics Commission, Civil Air […]

Rod Machado to Keynote Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium

Rod Machado has taught millions the basics of flying through flight lessons, simulation and training materials. Since 1973, he has been teaching and speaking to pilots in the 50 states and Europe. He simplifies the complex, making bland topics interesting and educating with humor. Besides a degree in Aviation Science, Rod holds degrees in Psychology. […]

Air Museums in North Dakota

Are you looking for an awesome weekend activity this summer? North Dakota has two of the best Air Museums in the Upper Midwest! The Dakota Territory Air Museum and the Fargo Air Museum boast some of the best preserved aircraft in the world. Their dedication to the preservation of aviation not only in North Dakota, but also […]

Warm Weather Brings Airport Construction: Make Sure to Check NOTAMS

While some of us thought it might never happen, summer is finally here and with the warm weather comes airport construction. Before the snow melted I asked Kyle Wanner, airport planner for the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, for an update on airport construction that was planned for around the state. Below is the list of […]

Don’t Put the Airplane Away for Winter Yet: There’s Still More Flying to do

Even though it’s getting cool in the evenings, winter isn’t here yet!  There are still plenty of opportunities to get out and fly before the snow flies.  One opportunity is this weekend.  The ND Aeronautics Commission is hosting a Fly-In/Camp-Out at the Garrision Dam Recreational Airpark (37N).  Fly or drive in Friday after work and enjoy an […]

Fun Flying, Great Food and Help a Charity: Don’t Miss the Poker Run this Saturday!

We pilots are always look for a good excuse to pull the airplane out of the hangar and go fly. This Saturday there is a perfect reason to get out and fly.  The Bismarck Aero Center is hosting a Poker Run for Cancer event.  Here are the details.  Pilots must fly to at least 3 of the […]

The Next Generation of Pilots: Aviation Career Day

Making aviation accessible in whatever way possible is a great way to inspire young students to consider aviation for their future. On Thursday, May 3r, 5th graders from the Bismarck area got an introduction to aviation during the annual Aviation Career Day hosted by the Bismarck Aero Center. The kids cycled through a number of […]

North Dakota Passport Program Awards

The first awards for the Fly ND Airports Passport program were awarded during the pilot’s session at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium.  The program has three prize levels for pilots and aviation enthusiasts who visit North Dakota airports, attend safety seminars, and visit the aviation museums in the state.  Those that received awards were: Jeff Faught: polo […]

2012 Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium

The 2012 Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium is quickly approaching and we think it’s going to be a great symposium.  If you haven’t already registered, remember that registration is being done online through the NDAC website. We’ve planned many interesting speakers and topics that will appeal to all types of pilots.  On Sunday, March 4th we partnered with […]