Doors to Arrival featured in LA Weekly

In a prompt response the LA Weekly made the connection between the 147,422 complaints from the NorCal NextGen implementation and our proposed SoCal implementation. IS MASSIVE JETLINER NOISE COMING TO UNSUSPECTING L.A.? Reporter Darralynn Hutson @darralynnhutson delivers a strong article with choice quotes from community members June Lehrman, Ken Palmer, Denny Schneider, Marty Rubin and “technical blogger Stephen …

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LA Times- Letter to the editor

Saturday’s NextGen Rally received coverage from KCAL and KCBS and also a piece by the LA Times (and Culver City Crossroads.) The LA Times article is well written, researched and coherent. The reporter has succinctly summarized the issues surrounding the 2012 change in aircraft flights over Culver City. She has also combined a sample of the City’s research …

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Happy landings

It’s just past midnight. on 10/8/20115, at 11:59pm I submitted my last comment to the FAA about the SoCal NextGen Project. There has been no announcement of an additional extension for the comment period. After 4 months of feedback it look like the deadline will stick- its time to take a break. The comment period for the Draft …

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Improper Baseline used to determine impact

Over the City of Culver City, the levels of impacts stated by the OAPM EA to support their finding of No Significant Impact are based on comparing the proposed new flight paths to a “no action” alternative. The “no action alternative” is based on current flight patterns — assessed as of December 2012, and projected …

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Council Update on Culver City Issues

The Northerly CLIFY. From all indications, the Noise modeling the FAA performed has a significant error in regards to Culver City. CLIFY is in a different place in the official waypoint publication than it was during the noise assessment. This means the noise assessment is going to have incorrect numbers for Culver City. CLIFY is …

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Change in Noise over Residences-map

Following is the second part of the proposed changes noise mapping- How noise will change in each census block in the SoCal Metroplex. I’ve already mapped the total aircraft noise map here. Firstly, the FAA did provide this disclaimer about the use of this data: “This information is provided for informational proposes only and is not intended for …

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Total Aircraft noise over Population map

I’m still wading through the data the FAA team has given us. Some of my initial comments to the EA team were that we needed the noise data, waypoint coordinates and.. that it’d be nice to have the Google Earth flight track data. The feedback I got back then was that was asking too much. …

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The Persistent CLIFY

This weekend I sat down with the newly released KML and way-point data from the FAA. The new authoritative “TARGET” way-point data allowed me to confirm my coordinates and there were no surprises there. Once I loaded up the new flight track KML on top of my authenticated flight tracks I got a bit of a surprise: …

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Are the Airspace changes good or bad for Culver City?

I was asked recently if the changes to the airspace are Good or Bad to Culver City. My answer, which we discussed at the last Culver City meeting about NextGen impacts, is “Yes, No, and We won’t know until its implemented”. The FAA has a summary of potential benefits for the entire airspace and Culver City’s changes …

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