Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FAA History Lesson -- November 20

From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

”Nov 20, 1992: FAA outlined the results of a congressionally mandated Aircraft Noise Mitigation Review for the New York metropolitan area within a 55 nautical mile radius of La Guardia airport. The review complemented FAA's work on the environmental impact of the Expanded East Coast plan on New Jersey (see Mar 11, 1991). In conducting the review, FAA held 18 listening sessions in New York and Connecticut. The review team's recommendations, which represented a comprehensive action plan, included: raising certain helicopter flight altitudes; amending flight patterns to allow more flights bound for La Guardia to remain longer over Long Island sound; establishing a second instrument landing system at Stewart Airport, and increasing noise reduction awareness training programs. “

How long do you think it will be before Congress mandates something for today’s noise problems associated with yet another airspace redesign for New York ?

NOISE ABOVE DELAYS BELOW: Why LI may get a break on jet noise

”Officials on Long Island, are relatively unaware of the planned changes or their impact.

"The issue has recently come to our attention," said Justin Meyers, a spokesman for the Town of North Hempstead. "We are currently reaching out to our federal representatives to explore this matter further."

Don Brown
November 20, 2007

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