to land at the airport. The Minnesota Department of Transportation's air traffic division has also been working with the
"It's not like they're going to tell us on a Friday afternoon that they're closing it up tomorrow," he said. in the summer. With the tower already closed 9 10 hours a day, Nawrocki said, it wouldn't make much more of a sizable impact if it closed for good.
Even though total flight operation numbers are down in recent years, Nawrocki said Flying Cloud is still fourth in the region, behind Minneapolis St. Paul International, Grand Forks International, and General Mitchell International in Milwaukee.
"We really have no say in the availability of the control tower," Nawrocki said. "They have to be thought of as separate entities."
said. "I do it for recreation and for travel."
If the FAA did decide to close the tower, Nawrocki said they would give Flying Cloud advanced notice of the closure.
Flying Cloud tower closure on the horizon
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The FAA is still determining what impact the sequester will have on Flying Cloud, Nawrocki said. The tower was included on a list of more than 200 air traffic control facilities that could be closed because of the sequester. The three other towers in Minnesota that could be closed are St. Cloud Regional in St. Cloud, Crystal Tower in Crystal, and Anoka County Blaine Airport.
The effect of the sequester on Flying Cloud Airport was a topic of discussion during the March 14 Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission meeting. The FCAAC advises the Eden Prairie City Council and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates the airport, on issues affecting the airport and the community.
Commission member Jeff Nawrocki, who also manages Flying Cloud Airport, addressed the potential impacts during the meeting. The Federal Aviation Administration owns and operates the control tower at Flying Cloud, he said. The rest of the airport is owned and operated by the MAC.
"I'm a private pilot, which means I don't get paid to fly and I don't get hired out to fly," he Nike Zoom Hyperrev 2016 Black
"When you do those things, you're not relying on traffic lights, you're following accepted rules and watching other drivers," he said. "You watch the other drivers around you and react to what they do." The traffic control tower was commissioned in 1963, which means pilots are used to coming into the airport with the tower, Nawrocki said. If the tower is closed, he said they'll have to fall back on their flight training and education Nike Metcon 2 Red And Black
Commission Vice Chair Keith Tschohl is a pilot, and he said he started flight training as a sophomore in college in 2000 to fulfill a lifelong desire to fly. He's a part of a small group that owns a Piper Cherokee plane at Flying Cloud, and he said he flies 2 3 times a month.
MAC, planning on what to do if the tower is closed, he said.
"If they do close the tower, MnDOT has said they'll come out and do safety briefings, just to refresh everyone on what to do," Nawrocki said.
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