Archive | Aviation

Chart of the Day – MSP International Destinations

Today’s chart of the day is a map of international destinations that can be reached from Minneapolis St Paul with a direct flight. This map was created by Nick P using Great Circle Mapper, and originally posted at UrbanMSP. As to the more important question: Why do [almost] all Canadian Airport identifiers start with Y.

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Chart of the Day – Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Statistics

Today’s Chart of the Day is based on data from the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, showing operations (flight takeoffs and landings) and passengers (boardings and alightings) from 2003 – 2013. As can be seen, MSP peaked almost a decade ago, and traffic has been very steady. While international air travel continues to grow (especially outside […]

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New Zeppelin Port Announced

The following was released to Streets.MN *************** EMBARGOED UNTIL MARCH 32, 2013 *************** In line with Minnesota’s new statewide transportation plan and the City of Minneapolis’s recent push for slow travel via streetcar, the newly formed Metropolitan Zports Commission (jointly managed by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, with a 30% […]

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How a chance encounter in St. Paul almost prevented World War II

The first manned flight may have been in 559, when the Emporer’s son, Yuan Huangtou of Ye, China was forcibly strapped to a kite and set airborne from a tower. Yuan Huangtou was later executed, and this experiment did not lead to any follow-on. The French Montgolfier Brothers designed and took off in a hot-air […]

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