2014 Commercial Service Airport of the Year

Fargo’s Hector International Airport has received the “2014 Commercial Service Airport of the Year” award. The award was presented March 3rd, 2015 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Fargo. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Airport Association of North Dakota. This award is for excellence […]

2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year

The Mandan Municipal Airport has received the “2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year” award. The award was presented on March 3rd, 2015 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Fargo. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Airport Association of North Dakota. This award is for […]

FAA Releases New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety […]

Governor Proclaims March 2015 Aviation Month in North Dakota

State of North Dakota Office of the Governor Jack Dalrymple, Governor PROCLAMATION FOR AVIATION MONTH DURING MARCH, 2015 WHEREAS, aviation continues to play an important role as an economic catalyst in North Dakota, creating over 16,000 jobs and contributing $1.6 billion annually to the state’s economy; and WHEREAS, North Dakota’s aviation industry acts as a catalyst of the state’s […]

FAA Rule Correction Opens Door for Lower Cost ADS-B

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (February 9, 2015) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published a technical correction in the Federal Register that allows future installations of ADS-B “out” equipment to meet performance standards of the appropriate Technical Standard Order (TSO) specifications without meeting the complete TSO requirements. EAA supports this technical amendment […]

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. […]

Preserving the History of Hangar 5 in Bismarck

This article is courtesy of the Bismarck Tribune. For this article on their website, click here. BISMARCK, N.D. –A nonprofit group wants to move and convert a 78-year-old building on the Bismarck Airport grounds into an aviation museum. The Bismarck Air Museum Foundation was incorporated nearly three years ago to save Hangar No. 5 for historical purposes. […]

Air Force Powder River Environmental Statement

The U.S. Air Force has released the Powder River Training Complex Environmental Impact Statement. Previously in 2014, the North Dakota Aviation Council and the North Dakota Aeronautics commission released comments against the Air Forces’ proposed changes to the Airspace over North Dakota. Both responses are attached below. The ND Pilots Association stands with both the commission and […]

What’s in your hangar? FAA Releases New Guidelines

Story courtesy of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Photos courtesy of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. For the actual policy, please click here Pilots who spruced up their hangars with a couch, chairs, refrigerator, and a radio, or who set up shop with tool chests to work on their aircraft at times found themselves […]

Aeronautics Seeking Airport Planner

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission is seeking a new Airport Planner. Information below has been provided by Oracle and the State of North Dakota. For the actual job listing please click   HERE Hiring Range:  $4,163 – $5,352 monthly + benefits including fully paid family health insurance Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree with a major in aeronautics, planning, […]

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 […]

American Airlines to Operate out of Bismarck

Story Courtesy of the Bismarck Tribune.  By Jessica Holdman Another airline will fly out of the Bismarck Airport. American Airlines will add direct flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting Oct. 1. “This takes our air transport to the next level,” Bismarck Mayor John Warford said. Flights will depart from Bismarck daily, leaving […]

NDAC Response to Powder River

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission has crafted a response to the FAA’s proposed Powder River Training Complex for Military operations in North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. The North Dakota Pilots Association fully supports the commission’s stance regarding this pressing issue for aviation in North Dakota. The comment period for the new Powder River […]