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MSP Class B Airspace Changes

The FAA has finalized changes to the Minneapolis Class B Airspace due to take effect on January 9, 2014 and is in the process of disseminating details to pilots and aviation groups. The following is a summary of those changes and a diagram of the MSP Class B Airspace which were provided by the Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics. All changes to the boundaries and the floors of the airspace will appear on new aeronautical navigation charts due to for release January 9, 2014. It is highly recommended that all active pilots update GPS databases and study the new limits to the Class B airspace.

  • All changes are between the 20nm and 30nm rings (see attached diagram)
  • Lowered the floor from 7,000 ft. to 6,000 ft. in four areas
    • Area G from the GEP 111° to the GEP 121° between 20nm and 30nm
    • Area H from the FCM 124° to the GEP 164° between 20nm and 24nm and
    • Area H from the GEP 164° to the GEP 176° between 20nm and 30nm
    • Area J from the FCM 271° to the FCM 295° between 20nm and 30nm
  • Area E from the GEP 301° to the GEP 358° between 20nm and 30nm
    • Area H from the GEP 176° to the GEP 164° Radial
  • Adjusted the MSP south downwind areas to the south 1.5 miles
    • Area D from the GEP 121° to the FCM 124° between 20nm and 30nm and
    • Area D from the GEP 301° to the FCM 295° between 20nm and 30nm
  • Shortened the area by Stanton, MN (SYN) from 25nm to 24nm
    • Area H between the FCM 124° and the GEP 164°

Class B Poster 2013_1

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