A community meeting was held Tuesday night to talk about the FAA's new flight paths at Sky Harbor.
"We have a wonderful neighborhood of longtime residents and concerned citizens that are very active in politics here and we're trying to find out a way to satisfy both the neighborhood, the environment and the city and the FAA," Brent Kleinman, President of Encanto-Palmcroft Historic Preservation Association.With the old path, planes had to fly nine miles west of the airport before they could turn north.
The new flight path forces planes to go three miles west, which takes them right along Grand Avenue and a little further north."Typically the FAA...when they're making fly plan changes, go in front of the affected areas and say, 'This is what we're doing and why and give them a chance to question it and make a compromise. But they were so far behind, they asked congress, 'Can we avoid that process?' Congress said 'Okay,' and now we're in the place we are," said Kleinman.
The Phoenix Aviation Department plans to host a series of community outreach meetings to address questions, concerns and receive input from residents about the best places to install temporary noise monitoring equipment.