Events & Happenings

April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Downtown St. Paul Airport – Holman Field

The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA), Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) and the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA).  This is an opportunity for Minnesota’s aviation community to come together at the Minnesota State Capitol to visit with their state senators and representatives.  The goal is to outline the importance of Minnesota aviation and local airports to their constituents and to their communities. There are some key pieces of legislation that will provide more funding for airport improvement projects.


  • Key legislators are invited to join us for lunch to share comments on business aviation in Minnesota.
  • Box lunches will be provided for all registered participants.
  • We will schedule appointments for registered participants who wish to meet with their Minnesota legislative representatives.
  • We will shuttle registered participants to the Capitol for scheduled meetings with legislators.
  • A social gathering at the Terminal at 1630 with hors d’oeuvres & cash bar for attendees and legislators.
  • Parking is free at Holman Field.
  • Questions can be emailed to ADMIN@MBAA-MN.ORG.

You may register for Aviation Day by going to the MBAA website.


 Monthly Board Meetings

The next board meeting is March 8 at 9:30 am at the MNDOT Aeronautics Building.  The address is 222 East Plato Blvd, MN 55107.  MAP  There is a conference committee meeting prior to the board meeting.

During the year, (except for July) the MCOA Board of Directors meet monthly.  The monthly meetings are held the second Friday of the Month and normally start at 9:30AM. All members and the public are welcome to attend these meetings.  Special informational meetings to address specific issues are held as necessary at the call of the Chair. Occassionally, the Board holds their monthly meeting at various locations across the state to give communities, local officials, and residents the opportunity to see the Board in action and provide input to MCOA initiatives.  (2018-2019 Monthly Board Meeting Schedule) In general, meetings are held at Holman Field (St. Paul Downtown Airport) located at:

644 Bayfield Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Meeting minutes are available from the Secretary/Treasurer Pam Schroeder, Contact Email

Annual MCOA Conference

Each spring, MCOA holds its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the annual Minnesota Airports Conference.  This meeting is combined with the annual educational enrichment program which includes technical and safety presentations, an industry trade show, an awards and recognition program, scholarships are presented, and an exchange of information regarding resolution of issues or problems.  Experts in aviation and aerospace fields from across the nation give the membership an opportunity to learn from their experiences through general assembly presentations, concurrent workshops and open forums.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – The next conference will be held at the Willmar Conference Center, April 24-26, 2019.  You can find out more information about the conference HERE.

The 2020 conference will be held in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center, April 29 – May 1, 2020.