Wyoming Department of Transportation
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The Aeronautics Division



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...

WYDOT Aeronautics Division personnel work in conjunction with members of the Aeronautics Commission to support aviation and publicly owned airports in the state.

Flight Requests


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


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

Useful Links & Information

  • The 2013 Wyoming Airports Economic Impact Sudy


    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.


    The Wyoming Airports Procedural Assistance and Information Manual - Part I General ProceduresNotebook Cover-resize400x517.jpg


    This Manual has been developed to assist airport personnel, local governments and consulting firms in doing business with the Wyoming Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division. Part I may be found here.


    The General Procedures are now open for a 60 day public comment period. Additional sections of the manual will be posted and open for comment when they become available. Go to the Rules & Regulations and Policies page under the Navigate bar to review and comment.

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