Some of you were at the NOC meeting in July when the MAC presented its findings on departures over SW Minneapolis and Edina. That analysis was initiated after a data request that I made to the MAC, with help from City Council Members Joni Bennett of Edina and John Quincy in Minneapolis.

As part of that, the MAC also supplied me with about 5GB of data on every departure out of MSP over 6 years, though 2012. After two weeks of getting that formatted for analysis, I can now start reviewing it. We’ll also be pulling in data from 2013 so we have an up to date, data-driven perspective on what’s happening with flight patterns in our neighborhoods.

Thanks to Chad, John, Dana and Matt at the MAC for getting us this data – transparency on this is great first step in helping the community understand the issues at hand.


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