Events Calendar

Crystal Airport (MIC) Long Term Comprehensive Plan Open House
Event Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Description

Public Comment Period Open

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has prepared a draft version of the 2035 Long-Term Comprehensive Plan (LTCP) for Crystal Airport. The purpose of the LTCP is to identify facility needs at Crystal Airport through 2035. The public is invited to review this document and provide written comments to the MAC.

Crystal Airport is located in Hennepin County, approximately seven miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis. It lies within the City of Crystal, with small portions of airport property overlapping into the City of Brooklyn Park and the City of Brooklyn Center. The Draft 2035 LTCP includes a recommendation from the previous plan (completed in 2008) to close existing Runways 14R-32L (parallel to Runway 14L-32R) and 06R-24L (a grass runway), leaving a two-runway airfield in place. Refinements to the previous plan included in this update are: 1] re-designating the remaining runways as “Utility” to better reflect today’s and the airport’s expected future aircraft activity levels, as well as to permit the use of smaller Runway Protection Zones; 2] converting existing Runway 14L-32R overrun pavement into stopways to improve safety and offer some operational improvements for the types of aircraft already operating at the airport; and 3] modifying the taxiway layouts to reduce the possibility of runway crossings on the airfield.

Copies of the draft LTCP document will be available for distribution, and for viewing on the MAC’s website, beginning Monday, September 12, 2016. Written comments will be accepted until Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 5:00pm CDT.

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A printed copy of the document will be available for review at the following locations: MAC General Office building, 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis; Crystal City Hall, 4141 Douglas Drive North, Crystal; Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Avenue North, Crystal; and at Crystal Airport, 5800 Crystal Airport Road, Crystal.

Requests for a paper copy can be sent to the email address below.

The public is also invited to attend informational meetings to learn more about the proposed improvements included in the draft LTCP. See below for the times and locations:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Crystal Community Center
4800 Douglas Drive North
Crystal, MN 55428


Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Park City Hall, Council Chambers
5200 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

The meetings will include a 6 p.m. presentation by MAC staff, as well as opportunities to ask questions and talk directly with staff.

Event Contact:

Written comments can be submitted via email by sending them to, or by physically mailing them to Neil Ralston, MAC Airport Development, 6040 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55450.

Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) Advisory Commission Meeting
Event Date:
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event Description

The Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission is comprised of appointed airport users and Eden Prairie community members.  The Commission meets quarterly at the Eden Prairie City Center complex. 

Event Contact:


Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Rd
Eden Prairie MN 55344

Click here for meeting details: City of Eden Prairie FCM AAC webpage

Event Resources:
MSP Noise Public Input Meeting- Fourth Quarter 2016
Event Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event Description

The MAC Noise Program Office holds quarterly MSP Noise Public Input Meetings for residents to receive updates on the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) and its activities, to be briefed on MSP operational levels and procedures, and to have an opportunity to provide comments and voice concerns about aircraft noise issues. During Public Input Meetings, attendees are welcome to make comments or ask questions on the record. In order to facilitate the meeting process, we encourage anyone planning to attend a Public Input Meeting to use the Public Input Meeting Form to submit their comments or questions in advance. Comments or questions raised during the meeting, and those received prior to the meeting, will be answered in writing after the meeting.

Event Contact:

Jennifer Lewis, 612-725-6327


MAC General Offices

6040 28th Avenue South

Minneapolis MN 55450

Event Resources:
MSP Noise Oversight Committee Meeting - November 2016
Event Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
Event Description

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) established the MSP Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) to bring industry and community representatives together to address aicraft noise issues at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).  The group meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  Members who wish to speak during the Public Comment Period of a Committee meeting must make arrangements through their Committee representative prior to the meeting.  Click HERE for a list of NOC representatives.  Use the NOC Public Input Form to contact your representative.

Event Contact:

Jennifer Lewis
MAC Noise Program Office

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