Crystal Airport (MIC)
Just northwest of Minneapolis, Crystal (MIC) is home to a busy flight school and nationally recognized aircraft parts and maintenance facilities. It also has the only turf runway within the Twin Cities metro area.
Crystal Airport at a Glance:
Total economic output
Annual landings and takeoffs
Crystal Joint Airport Zoning Board
A JAZB is comprised of representatives from the cities, counties and/or townships that control land use development around an airport.
In the case of Crystal Airport, the municipalities include Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, City of Crystal, City of New Hope, Minneapolis, and Robbinsdale.
Long-term Comprehensive Plan
The Crystal Airport 2035 LTCP has been finalized and can be downloaded at the links below. Volume 1 contains the report; Volume 2 contains the appendices, including the public comments (and responses) received as part of the community and stakeholder engagement process. The documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader software to read or download.
Archived documents associated with the Crystal Airport planning process can be found here.
MIC is located within the City of Crystal and adjacent to the Cities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center; its airfield is approximately 436 acres in size.
There is one paved northwest-southeast runway and two southwest-northeast runways (one paved and one turf): Runway 14/32 is 3,751 feet long by 75 feet wide, and Runway 6L/24R is 2,500 feet long by 75 feet wide. The turf runway (6R/24L) is 2,122 feet long by 150 feet wide, and is closed November-April each year. The airport has two non-precision instrument approaches.
The FAA-operated air traffic control tower operates daily in winter from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and in summer from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is one fixed-base operator on site that provide services to pilots and aircraft that include supplies, aircraft storage, pilot training, fuel, airframe and mechanical maintenance, etc.