MAC to vote on new flight plan

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 14, 2012 - 9:37 PM

Noise Oversight Committee approved routing system devised by FAA; it concentrates flights over parts of Edina and Minneapolis.

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uptownbred63Nov. 14, 12 4:53 PM

How many of those on the advisory board live in the new flight path? If they don't live in the flight path it sure would be easy to ok someone else's misery.

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jimh123456Nov. 14, 12 5:29 PM

How about some sort of a map, graphic, or at least a link to another site where we can find out what this is really all about? Talk about a failure-proof tactic. Set up a committee, show them a plan where all the noise gets dumped on one guy's area - he votes no, everyone else votes yes. Great - we have a consensus.

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aarghmebuckoNov. 14, 12 7:34 PM

they should have moved the airport way back when the Rosemount was site available. Ironically, the City of Minneapolis fought the move. The original Strib article on this a few weeks ago showed the map, and it is a pretty bad deal if you are one of the unlucky folks targeted for the new super flight paths. In the old days, the pain was at least spread out. Now it is highly concentrated, and the MAC seems to think that they have no obligation to the people whose lives they are going to ruin. For the future commentators that make snide remarks about "shouldn't have moved under a flight path" - keep in mind that the flight paths are proposed to move over people who are already there. This is a big deal, and it is getting railroaded through by a bunch of unelected people on a commission who seem to care more about Delta than about residents of the area.

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mikeryan5055Nov. 14, 12 8:17 PM

If you want a map you can view/tracks flights here on a daily basis: http://app.macnoise.com/flighttracker/ If you are west of the airport along Hwy 62, you were treated to 20+ flights overhead between 6 and 8pm tonight (11/14/12). I assume this is the first of many nights like this. You can supposedly file a complaint here: http://www.macnoise.com/our-neighbors/file-noise-complaint

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arronbNov. 14, 12 8:30 PM

I'm fine with this. Now they won't be flying over my place anymore.

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essmo2Nov. 14, 12 8:30 PM

"A bunch of unelected people who serve on a commission" Sounds like the Met Council to me. They have a reputation that would make MAC eligible for Sainthood

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teddygNov. 14, 12 8:55 PM

I'm dumbfounded. The current traffic pattern seems pretty fair ... spreading less frequent noise over a larger area. Why would one want to change it? To save 3 minutes of fuel? My gosh, that's equivalent to a 5 mph wind change over a two hour flight. And this was approved unanimously?

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jamgraNov. 14, 12 9:26 PM

This seems completely unfair to those under the chosen flight paths. Everyone near the airport understands there will be airplane noise, but there is a huge difference between expecting that and now having 70 planes fly directly over your home everyday. People in Lynnhurst, Fulton, Armatage, Kenny, Edina and Eagan will be hurt by this. These are important neighborhoods and families being affected with serious quality of life issues and livability issues; where are Mayor Ryback and our elected representatives on this issue?

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jamgraNov. 14, 12 9:28 PM

The maps can be found at Minneapolis Airport Commission's website on the Performance Based Navigation page.

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rubybird74Nov. 14, 12 9:38 PM

let's move the MSP airport to the middle of South Dakota - noise problem solved.

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