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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

North Dakota Aeronautics Commission Names New Director

The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission announced last week, the hiring of Kyle Wanner as its new Director. Wanner has been with the agency since 2011 and spent the previous 4 months serving in the role of Acting Director. Originally from Mandan, North Dakota, he is a graduate from the University of North Dakota Aviation program receiving […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taxi Procedures Change at Controlled Airports

In an effort to reduce runway incursions and make airport operations safer the FAA has made changes to the way control towers will issue taxi clearances. Previously aircraft were issued a “taxi to” clearance. According to the AIM (4-3-18), “When ATC clears an aircraft to “taxi to” an assigned takeoff runway, the absence of holding […]