FAA Sets Workshops to Discuss Flight Path Changes


The FAA has scheduled community workshops Sept. 13 to 15 to provide more information about its proposed changes to the aircraft departure procedures from Reagan National Airport in response to community concern. According to the DC Fair Skies Coalition, however, the new proposal “turns out not to be a fix at all.”

Both the coalition, created to “challenge excessive aircraft noise issues and seek changes to a new flight path that the FAA recently authorized for Reagan National Airport,” and the FAA urge anyone concerned about the noise generated by the northbound flight paths over Georgetown and Northwest D.C. to attend one of the meetings.

Prior to each meeting, the coalition will be there to explain their views of the proposed changes. For more information about the issue and the meetings, visit DCFairSkies.org.

The Sept. 14 meeting will be held at the Georgetown Public Library at 5:30 p.m. and the Sept. 15 meeting will be held at Westland Middle School, in Bethesda, at 6:30 p.m.

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