SMAAC Collects Observations of Overflights

The South Metro Airport Action Council (SMAAC) has opened a "Citizens’ log" on for residents encountering unusual annoyances from overflights.

Use Remarks for your reports.

SMAAC, the citizen-based group monitoring issues at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) wants your reports  as a check on flight activities compared to schedules and FAA transitions from VFR to automated procedures.

EXAMPLE: 4700 BLOCK CHOWEN AVENUE BOTH A & C, 11/11, 2:19 AM, AWAY FROM MSP, NOTE: Huge 6-engine thing!


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  • Forum Manager
    commented 2014-10-25 08:19:27 -0500
    Type B approaches over 51st St and Elliot Avenue are often much closer together than 2 minutes, sometimes only about 35 40 seconds as observed crossing a line of site marked by a tree. Because the altitudes are possibly different, pass-over times are recorded as +/ 5 seconds.
  • g mosimann
    commented 2014-08-27 13:20:48 -0500
    8/27/14: Type “E” (Airport direction of operation): Actual and forecast winds within 90 degrees of R12L and R (easterly flow conditions) since at least 8am; planes fly westerly flow until around 9:30 am, then turn around to easterly flow. Westerly flow takeoffs resume at about 12:30 pm, winds calm but still forecast to be SE. This is incredibly common—they fly westerly flow at any and all times when it is conceivably possible, to the detriment of the most populous areas of Minneapolis.