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Low-flying airplane ban backers to meet in Hempstead
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting on Monday to discuss concerns over low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy Airport.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead Village.
Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have been invited. Officials are expected to discuss: the disproportionate share of arrivals on Runway 22L, updates on airspace redesign, and NextGen, the FAA’s nationwide program to update to satellite navigation for commercial flights instead of the ground-based radar system in use since the 1950s.
Mark Guiod, the new air traffic manager at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control, has also been invited.
Members of the 40-year-old coalition have called for equitable distribution of flights onto the airport’s eight runway approaches, a ban on low-flying planes, and a reduction of late-night flights as a way to reduce aircraft noise.
FAA officials have said runway usage is determined by many factors, including wind direction, weather conditions, construction projects, and noise abatement procedures.
For more information, call the noise abatement committee at 516-489-5000 ext. 3562.