Aircraft Activity Related to Ryder Cup

Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie is seeing increased levels of air traffic this week tied to the Ryder Cup golf competition taking place in Chaska. More than 250,000 spectators are expected at Hazeltine during the course of the event, which starts with events Tuesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2. Most of those spectators are traveling by car, but some attendees arriving by private aircraft will also increase the daily volume of flights at Flying Cloud, which is prepared for the extra air traffic.

Residents living near Flying Cloud in the southwest metro area should expect to see increased flight activity including helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft and business jet traffic, according to the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Flying Cloud. The airport is located about eight miles from Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, the venue for the Ryder Cup.