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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Existing Socal Aircraft noise impacts

By request I created this map of existing (pre-NextGen) noise impacts from aircraft in the SoCal study area. Uses are to compare what you’re hearing against the FAA’s modeled baseline. For noise impacts due to proposed SoCal NextGen refer to : Total noise impacts Change in noise impacts Disclaimer: This map only contains those flight …

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SNA: Orange and Newport Beach impacts

The Change in Noise map I created shows the intensity of noise changes. This is just a quick post to show how the map can be used to inform what you’re seeing in the Google Earth data. I ran across some EA comments by Tabor Law for their clients AirFair out of Newport Beach. In it they question the dispersion …

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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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Aircraft Noise mapping from Cultural data

The FAA has released a portion of the noise impact results used in the Environmental Assessment. The data is on cultural resources identified by the Department of Transportation as potentially having noise sensitivity. It’s mostly parks, wildlife refuges, open spaces and historic sites – it’s called 4(f) data. The FAA also used modeled census block …

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EA fails on Federally identified Noise Sensitive areas

The EA’s Noise Criteria fails when considering Section 4(f) properties and resources. Special consideration, such as cumulative impacts, needs to be given to noise changes in sensitive areas. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) may be warranted to discuss noise impacts on sensitive sites. The EA’s Noise Criteria doesn’t apply to Sensitive Areas. FAA Order 1050.1E …

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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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