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Aviation - General Information 

Missouri boasts nearly 500 aviation facilities, including both public and privately owned airports, heliports, seaplane bases, and grass landing strips. Of those, 123 are publicly owned.

Thousands of pilots and those employed by the Missouri aviation industry depend on MoDOT to administer funds and oversee projects which include airport and runway construction and maintenance, and runway additions and expansions.

Millions of passengers use commercial service airports, including Lambert St. Louis International and Kansas City International as well as Springfield, Joplin, Branson, Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Kirksville and Fort Leonard Wood. More than 190,000 tons of cargo are transported by air in Missouri each year.

Missouri Pavement Condition Index Study


2012 Missouri Statewide Airports Economic Impact Study


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Multimodal Operations division of MoDOT includes the Aviation team. This team administers state and federal funding for airport maintenance and capital improvement projects. Other duties include airport safety inspections, maintaining a state airport system plan, providing airfield safety equipment and promoting aviation education.

Statutory Authority
Chapter 305 of the Missouri Revised Statutes establishes state law related to Aircraft and Airports. It also includes specific guidelines concerning MoDOT administration and eligibility for state and federal aviation grants.  http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex305.html

Aviation Advisory Committee
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission formed an Aviation Advisory Committee in 1987 to advise them on aviation matters. The committee is made up of eleven members representing pilot groups, airport management, aviation education, business owners and aviation consulting firms. The committee meets regularly to discuss and is involved in state aviation legislation, airport funding, tall towers, safety and aviation education issues.


Youth Art Competition to Illustrate Aviation Beyond the Clouds

Art Teachers Encouraged to Participate in this Free Event

2017 International Art Contest Brochure

Calling all aspiring Missouri art students. Get out your art supplies and create artwork illustrating the theme “Beyond the Clouds” for the 2017 International Aviation Art Contest. This free art competition is available to all Missouri students ages 6 to 17.

The contest challenges young people ages 6 to 17 to illustrate the beauty of aviation "Beyond the Clouds".   The U.S. portion of the art contest is sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), managed by the NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education and sponsored by many other national aviation organizations. 

All artwork must be done by hand and can be in any of the following media: watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, indelible marker pens, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, indelible ink, Crayola or any similar indelible medium. Entries are judged in three age classes for creative use of the theme “Beyond the Clouds”. Entries from Missouri youth will be evaluated by Missouri Department of Transportation employees. The winners will advance to national and possibly international levels of the contest.

All artwork for the state competition must be postmarked and received by Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Missouri students submitting artwork should mail them to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Attn: Teresa Hall, PO Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

For more information, call (573) 751-2589, send an email to s.hall@modot.mo.gov or visit the national sponsor’s site.

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Contact Information:

Aviation Phone Number
(573) 751-2589

Fax Number
(573) 526-4709

Mailing Address
MoDOT Aviation Section
P.O. Box 270
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Delivery Address
MoDOT Aviation Section
105 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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