LAX Roundtables review and comment of Metroplex Procedures

At the July meeting of the LAX / Community Noise Roundtable Boardmember Steve Alverson summarized the LAX specific changes in the draft Environmental Assessment.  He listed some of the proposed changes to arrival and departure procedures and the extent to which Roundtable noise abatement recommendations were incorporated into the proposed procedures. It’s worth viewing, particularly starting at page …

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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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Proposed flight path undermines LAX Noise Abatement efforts

The proposed LAX BIGBR STAR replaces the BASSET and REDEYE conventional procedures. I am concerned about the increased noise impact that lowering the altitude 12.5% over residential areas will cause. UPDATE 9/2/2016* The proposed LAX MDNYT STAR will replace REDEYE for Over Ocean Operations. It is unclear from the Final EA whether the new CLIFY …

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Culver City community meeting

The City of Culver City will be having its 2nd community meeting regarding LAX overflights. The meeting consists of a Community discussion and a panel about the FAA’s SoCal MetroPlex’s (NextGen) project and the flight path impacts over Culver City. I will join council members Jim Clarke and Meghan Sahli-Wells in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, …

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The Culver City Flight Paths

Two major aircraft arrival flight paths to LAX fly over Culver City and the FAA proposes changing their heights and positions. The FAA redesign of Southern California airspace is to take advantage of NextGen satellite navigation. Over 109 new satellite procedures propose to increase airspace efficiency and reduce complexity to flights arriving and departing at 16 …

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