Flying Cloud Airport is situated in the southwestern corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, in the upscale community of Eden Prairie. Popular as a home base for corporate business jets and turbo-props, Flying Cloud has a strong reputation for serving the needs of busy corporate executives and their flight crews.
Airport improvements include the 2008 extension of Runway 10L/28R to 3,900' x 75' and the 2009 extension of Runway 10R/28L to 5,000' x 100'. Other improvements include lengthening the taxiway system and developing a new hangar area on the south side of the facility. The north-south runway, 18/36, remains 2,691' x 75'.
One of the busiest airports in the reliever system, Flying Cloud has a FAA-operated control tower and an instrument landing system. The tower operates daily in the winter from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., staying open an extra hour, till 10 p.m., in summer. A precision instrument approach is available to Runway 10R and non-precision instrument approaches to runways 10R, 28L, 28R and 36. The airport also has a published precision instrument approach procedure for helicopters.
Full-service operators offer corporate aircraft services, recreational flight training, and aircraft charter, rental, sales and maintenance.
In 2014, Flying Cloud Airport experienced more than 73,000 takeoffs and landings.
Long Term Comprehensive Plan