2022 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 6–8, 2022

Rochester, MN

About the Event

Conference attendees in the general session room

We enjoyed reconnecting with Minnesota’s aviation community in person at the 2022 conference!

Highlights from the event included:

  • An attendee welcome gathering
  • A keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Warner, a professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic and an avid historian on the Mayo brothers
  • General sessions on topics including AIP funding and the state grant process, airport electrical compliance, attracting the next generation of workers, aviation in a post-pandemic world, and more
  • Concurrent sessions exploring airport construction, hangar development, pavement best practices, and airport geometry justification
  • An awards and recognition program
  • An exhibit hall featuring innovative products and services
  • The Minnesota Council of Airports annual meeting

Conference Presentations

Rochester, Minnesota: Mayo Clinic, A Corn Cob Water Tower, and A Remarkable Impact on Medical and Military Aviation

Agency Updates

MN State Aviation System Plan (MnSASP)

Airport Electrical Compliance—What is Expected?

Don’t Get Blown Away—Strategies to Protect Airport Construction Sites from Jet Blast and Prop Wash

Hangar Development

Concrete & Asphalt Best Practices

Existing Airport Geometry Justification

Attracting the Next Generation

So Much Money, So Little Time: AIP Funding, BIL Funding, and the State Grant Process

Aviation in a Post-Pandemic World

Metropolitan Airport Commission

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley at [email protected] or 612-626-1023.


The conference was sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Airports and the Minnesota Department of Transportation and facilitated by the Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP).