Function: Regulates and promotes aviation in Minnesota; inspects and licenses flight schools, airports, and commercial operations; represents the state in airline route cases before the federal Civil Aeronautics Board; operates statewide system of radio navigation aids; working with local law enforcement agencies, investigates accidents; registers pilots; collects registration tax on nonairline aircraft.
Merged with the former department of highways, as well as portions of the Department of Public Service and the transportation-related functions of the State Planning Agency to form the Transportation Department (1976 Minn. Laws Chap. 166 Sec. 119).
Commissioner:; Dale MacIver, 1959-1963; Lawrence McCabe, 1963-1976
The Legislative Library has the Department of Aeronautics' Biennial report for the following years:
1943/45 - 1947, 1949/50, 1968/70, 1970/72, 1972/74
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1963.
Record last updated:
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