FAA to hold more meetings regarding concerns about flight patterns

| Mike Gertzman

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will hold public workshops in April to gather community input on the NextGen flight pattern changes made at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

The 2014 Sky Harbor flight pattern changes shifted air traffic to fly over heavily populated areas, including DC Ranch, creating potential safety hazards and noise issues.

DC Ranch Residents are encouraged to attend. The greater number of people the FAA hears from could impact their decision on adjusting flight patterns. Community Council staff will voice concerns on behalf of the DC Ranch community-at-large.

If the Sky Harbor NextGen flight pattern changes have negatively impacted the enjoyment of your home, this is your opportunity to speak up!

Click here to view talking points provided by the DC Ranch Community Council.

Click here for more information from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Click here for more information from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

This is the schedule for the meetings in the Phoenix area: 

April 22, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
Desert Vista High School
16640 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85048

April 23, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
Pinnacle High School
3635 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

April 24, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
Cesar Chavez High School
3921 W. Baseline Road
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

The workshops will be held in an open-house format where attendees can arrive any time between 5 and 8 p.m. to view project display boards and talk to FAA subject matter experts.