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2020 Vol. 20, No. 1

Concurrent use and land release: risks, rewards, and what you should know
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Small airports across Minnesota are often looking for new ways to cover their costs. One alternative revenue source might be right on the airport’s property—in the form of excess or underutilized land. Development could benefit the airport and surrounding community as a whole. But first, if an airport is federally obligated, it will need FAA approval for non-aeronautical use. Stephanie Ward, manager of aviation planning at Mead & Hunt, offers advice for airports considering their options.

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An airport’s story: Rochester International
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The city of Rochester, in southeastern Minnesota, is best known as the home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. So it’s no surprise that many operations at Rochester International Airport (RST) involve medical services. The airport is one of the busiest air ambulance airports in the country and serves corporate, political, and religious leaders from around the world seeking medical care, says deputy director Kurt Claussen.

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Top 20 tips for better snow removal
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Winter’s here and snow is falling on airports throughout the state. It’s not too late to brush up on methods for safe and efficient snow removal with our checklist—and it’s not too early to take notes for next year. For example, do you know the preferred order to plow surfaces? Where you should and shouldn’t pile snow? When to file a NOTAM? Check out our tips!

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Resources and training opportunities
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Have you ever wondered how much annual economic activity is generated by your local airport? Would you like to know how this translates into jobs, earned income, and spending in the local economy? If so, please join us to learn more about how airports benefit communities throughout Minnesota. Airport Economic Impact Study: Methodology and Calculator Training will be offered at six locations throughout Minnesota.

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Publication Credits

AirTAP Director: Mindy Carlson
AirTAP Coordinator: Katherine Stanley
Editor/writer: Amy Friebe
Designer: Angela Kronebusch
Contributing writers: Kelly Akhund, Ann Johnson
Photos: Shutterstock, Rochester International Airport
Web Student: Axel Gustafson

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