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« on: September 18, 2016, 01:14:06 PM »
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•   Do we need to re-open thinking about MSP expansion after 10 years and following 5+ years of new public objections to noisy and polluting overflights?  SMAAC says YES.
•   MSP was busiest in 2005, but then operations per day decreased due to the recession. After Northwest Airlines’ bankruptcy and merger with Delta, fewer flights at MSP were more concentrated: over 150 ops per hour more often, more arrivals before 6 AM. Did this add to neighborhood disruptions? SMAAC says YES.
•   After the near-mid-air collision in September 2010, the MSP Tower made changes "to maintain “capacity for 100 landings in an hour"... without air crossings" but this increased low-altitude maneuvers and ground traffic at peak hours became hurried. Are MSP operations riskier than in 2005? SMAAC says YES.
•   Jammed up peak hours resulted in the FAA Order (July 1, 2015) to reduce peak-hour arrivals.  Is the MAC trying to restore these lower (slower climbing) flights? SMAAC says YES.
•   The layout of MSP runways allows arrivals to exceed departures, in practice by 45 in a single hour. This occurs several times a day with serious facilities costs as daily flights increase. In addition, MAC is planning an on-MSP Hotel.  Do these costs increase local airfares and make non-aviation job growth less likely? SMAAC says YES.

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 05:12:53 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 07:03:17 PM »
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SMAAC does need volunteers.  Our intention to eventually re-host the Forum as a more versatile (multimedia) blog has stalled by a resignation of the volunteer doing the work.  That's one big need.

Secondly, we could use volunteers moderators and editors to keep up with multiple topics and maintain currency while saving topics in archives.

Another volunteer job opening is keeping up our once most visited topic: keeping up with the ecurring reports of smoke, mist, fumes etc occurances reported in various blog and media reports.

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