Office of Aeronautics: All DBE's and other interested parties are invited to attend an open meeting to provide input prior to developing the SDDOT's office of Aeronautics overall DBE goal for the FFY 2016-2018. The meeting will be held in the DOT Commission room at 700 E. Broadway, Pierre, SD from 10 a.m. until noon CST on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.
Air transportation is vital to South Dakota's economy. SDDOT's Air, Rail, and Transit program provides planning and engineering expertise to communities interested in improving or building airports. The aeronautics program also administers the Airport Improvement Program, which is a federal grant program, and inspects each general aviation airport every year. This office also handles aircraft registrations and permits for tall structures.
South Dakota currently has 71 public use airports:
- 6 - Commercial Service
- 6 - Large General Aviation
- 17 - Medium General Aviation
- 26 - Small General Aviation
- 16 - Basic Service