Noise Impacts by Population needed

A discussion with a friend at Boston West Fair Skies makes me realize one of the areas that is missing from our EA is noise impact by population. The Boston population analysis is very impressive- and it’s only for one RNAV SID (Departure) Runway. After having mapped the DOT 4(f) noise data I perform an …

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Formal Request for all Results from Noise Modeling

Modeled Noise Data results are incomplete in the Draft Environmental Assessment. The 4(f) noise data included with the EA has some interesting features, and shows trends, but its random site distribution is problematic to larger generalizations about population impacts. We need a more thorough release of the noise data. ##### Subject: Request Full Results from …

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Where are the Geographic Coordinates?

The draft EA and supplementary materials are missing way-points making it impossible to map the changes. One of the first tasks I had was to find out where these new flight paths were. I wanted to put them on a map and discover which houses and neighborhoods these new concentrated flight paths would overfly. Through …

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FAA Draft Environmental Assessment

The FAA released Southern California’s Draft Environmental Assessment(EA) which redesigns the airspace from Santa Barbara to San Diego, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. The SoCal “Optimization of Airspace Procedures in the Metroplex” (OAPM) project will replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic patterns with new, more precise Nextgen satellite-based procedures. Sounds great, or is …

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