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MAC Facts: History of MSP

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.MSP 1920s

Airplanes and Cold Weather

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.

Introducing New Weekly MAC Facts

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!

Winter 2021 MSP Listening Session

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.

FAA Flight Check at Crystal Airport

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.

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