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David Kane – “FAA/LAX Flyover Zones”

Posted on Jun 24, 2017
Speaker Number 2: David Kane – “FAA/LAX Flyover Zones”
 
David Kane has made a study of the new FAA Routes to approach our Southern California airports.
 
He began his study when he noticed that it seemed that the number of large aircraft flying over the Lake Arrowhead area had increased markedly. He also noticed that the aircraft were flying much lower than they had in the past.
 
Mr. Kane looked into the matter and discovered that the FAA has recently initiated new approach routes that directed a much larger share of air traffic to fly directly over our community. He further discovered that the new routes were proposed by the FAA, and hearings were held to seek community reaction to the change and subsequent LARGE increase in noise and other pollution that is now affecting our community – AND IS LIKELY TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE. Upon investigation, Mr. Kane found that almost no one attended or commented at the hearings, most likely due to the fact that the FAA did not provide proper notification to the public. In fact, it appeared to him that the FAA has purposely downplayed the hearings to keep attendance down.
 
David believes that it is in the interest of our community to ask the FAA to revert to the previous flight path which takes aircraft over uninhabited areas, and he is hopeful the community will come out in force to protest.
 
David has contacted Congressman Cook, and the Congressman has written to the FAA in our support – but more citizen reaction is needed.
 
David is circulating a petition for locals to sign asking that the decision to be reconsidered.