Department of Aeronautics

July 17, 2023
The Department of Aeronautics

Divisional Overview...

The Aeronautics Division assists publically owned Wyoming airports with state and federal funding needs, for use in airport improvements, planning, and construction. The Division administers these projects from inception through final construction.

Primary focuses include aviation safety, promotion of air service in the state, and providing flight services for the Governor, as well as other state employees, who are traveling to conduct state business.

Contact The Aeronautics Division

Wyoming Department of Transportation’s
Aeronautics Division
200 E. 8th Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82003

Main Divisional Contacts...

Katie Pfister, Executive Assistant/Commission Secretary – (307) 777-3952

Tess Smith, Flight Scheduler – (307) 777-3951

Program Management Contact Information ...

Dennis Byrne, Administrator – (307) 777-3952

Tory Meisel, Flight Operations Manager – (307) 777-3955

Christy Yaffa, Planning and Programming Program Manager – (307) 777-3956

Cheryl Bean, Engineering & Construction Program Manager – (307) 777-3960

Sheri Taylor, Air Service Development Program Manager – (307) 777-4360

Complete Aeronautics Division Staff Contacts Listing...

Please click here for a complete Aeronautics Division staff listing.WYDOT Aeronautics Division personnel work in conjunction with members of the Aeronautics Commission to support aviation and publicly owned airports in the state.

Scheduling A Flight On The State's Aircraft...

To Schedule a flight on the state plane - Please see the Flight Operations Program.

  • The 2013 Wyoming Airports Economic Impact Study...

    In late 2013, the Aeronautics Division of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) completed an important research project to investigate the value to the state from airports and airport supported services.

    To determine potential benefits associated with the 35 public-use commercial and general aviation airport in Wyoming, outreach to each airport was completed. This outreach included:

  • Surveys of 4, 000 travelers using commercial and general aviation airports
  • Direct mailings to 400 businesses
  • Contact with 30 statewide agencies and organizations
  • Contact with 50 chambers of commerce and economic development groups
  • Distribution of an online survey link via 40 media/news outlets
  • Results of the outreach clearly show that residents and businesses, and visitors do indeed benefit from Wyoming airports.

    The summary of the benefits identified, the entire Economic Impact Executive Summary, and all of the different reports generated from this study can be found here.

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