Long-term plan approved for Crystal Airport
Despite ongoing calls by the mayor of Crystal to close Crystal Airport, one of six general aviation reliever airports owned and operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), this critical field will continue to play an important role in the Twin-Cities aviation system. The commission voted 12-3 on Dec. 17 to approve the AOPA-supported Crystal Airport Long-Term Comprehensive Plan. Crystal Airport's future has been uncertain for years, but the plan allows for more GA facilities and services. For several years, AOPA has worked closely with legislators, the MAC, local pilots, and AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Kevin Rebman, to protect the airport.
December 21, 2007