NANDC Board Member Amy Carnes was at Congressmember Karen Bass’ Quiet Skies meeting on October 7 and was quoted in an LA Times article about the increase in airplane noise and complaints, “We had no idea that this was coming at us,” she said. “It’s a superhighway above our heads.”
The FAA did not anticipate any problems with their new system, but in fact there were 5,700 complaints locally during the month of September as opposed to one complaint the prior September. At least two thirds of the flights over the West Adams waypoint were under the required 6,000 foot level and maps show them to be highly concentrated in a narrow path. Read the LA Times article.
October 2, City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mike Bonin sent a letter to the FAA regarding the number of flights under the 6,000 foot limit. Read the letter.