As you may already know, the Federal Aviation Administration announced May 16 that the Airspace Redesign program will be modified and new changes will be made to New York airspace.

These new changes include Precision Based Navigation procedures, which inherently focus or concentrate noise — visit faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=77344.

Now that we know changes are coming, we should ask the FAA to clearly identify details of the upcoming changes and define the environmental studies that will be performed to determine the impact of the changes on our environment.

Therefore, if you are a designated representative to either the LaGuardia or John F. Kennedy International airport roundtables, please ask the Port Authority to request that the FAA brief the roundtables as soon as possible on the changes and planned environmental studies.

You can contact the PA through Ian Van Praagh. If you are a designated member of a roundtable or concerned citizen, please contact your congressional representatives and ask that he or she push for the briefing.

Many of us have screamed bloody murder when the FAA instituted changes we did not know about. Now we know about additional changes and may be getting a chance to do something in a timely way.

Please do not let this opportunity go by without action. Also, please let me know when you contacted the PA or your congressional reps regarding a briefing and let me know their responses, if any.

Len Schaier



Port Washington, L.I.

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