[POSTPONED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN] FAA to hold more meetings regarding concerns about flight patterns

| Mike Gertzman


*The FAA no longer feels it can keep the February workshop dates due to the fed shutdown and will be rescheduling them for April.*

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will hold three open houses in February to gather community input on the NextGen flight pattern changes made at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The 2014 Sky Harbor flight pattern changes moved 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 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: 

Feb. 12, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
Desert Vista High School
16640 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Feb. 13, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
Cesar Chavez High School
3927 W. Baseline Road
Laveen Village, AZ 85339

Feb. 14, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
Paradise Valley High School
3950 E. Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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