Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017
You asked to be kept informed about the new Cirrus Perception program when we last spoke at the Cirrus event at Anoka County – Blaine Airport in August. Well, we are pleased to say that the integration is scheduled to take place here at St. Paul Downtown Airport (KSTP) the week of February 6. The final make-up of the platform is an SR22 GTS G5 mated with a L-3 MX-10 10-inch thermal/daylight camera system. We are using a Churchill augmented reality mapping system and it is all being installed by Integrated Surveillance and Defense out of Oregon.
We have been working very hard with a great team of airspace design experts from the Minneapolis Tracon to seamlessly work in and around the Bravo airspace, and are getting close to going fully operational by March 1, if not before. As I stated the last time we spoke, this represents a tremendous leap forward in safety and efficiency for our unit in providing a timely fruitful response to our partners at all levels of government.
Just wanted to keep you in the information flow.
Take care and stay safe,
CWO3 Jim Englin
Minnesota State Patrol
St. Paul, Minnesota