Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is a joint civil-military public use international airport. As a joint civil-military airport, MSP is home to the Air Force Reserve Command 934th Airlift Wing and the Air National Guard 133rd Airlift Wing.
Two weeks ago, we shared the news article Airplanes and Cold Weather that describes why aircraft sound different when temperatures drop. It also noted that cold air has higher density which improves acceleration, reduces the runway length aircraft need during take-off, and increases lift and altitude gained as aircraft depart the airport.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) met yesterday, February 17, 2021, and discussed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Neighborhood Environmental Survey (NES).
Temperatures in the area are expected to plummet this week. Low temperatures are forecasted to be below -10° Fahrenheit this weekend with below normal temperatures continuing into next week. With frigid temperatures, our neighbors may not only feel a change, but may also hear a change.
This year, we are excited to provide weekly information we are calling MAC Facts. Every week the Community Relations Office will post interesting facts about the Metropolitan Airports Commission, our system of airports or aviation in general. These MAC Facts will be posted on our news page at macnoise.com/news. Periodically, MAC Facts will be summarized into a news article and distributed via email. We hope you enjoy this information and we look forward to what we will learn together this year!
Join us this week for the MSP Winter Listening Session. The session will be held via Teams on January 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) sponsors these quarterly meetings for citizens to allow for an engaging, two-way dialogue between the public and the MAC committee tasked with addressing MSP airport topics. The agenda for the meeting is included below.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Noise Oversight Committee (NOC) met on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and discussed several topics related to flight activty and aircraft noise associated with MSP.
Beginning at 9pm tonight, snow hauling and crane activity will result in closures of MSP’s parallel runways
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be operating a Flight Check tomorrow morning, Tuesday January 5, 2021 at the Crystal Airport. FAA periodically conducts this type of flight to verify navigational equipment on the airfield are within necessary parameters. For this flight, the aircraft will be testing equipment at the Crystal Airport. To conduct these tests, flight check aircraft fly unique approaches to, and departures from airports to test the various navigational equipment.