Sky Harbor NextGen

| Alexandra Duemer

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to hold public workshops in February/March of 2019 to seek public input on the eastbound routes out of Sky Harbor Airport.

In 2014, the FAA revised flight path routes around the country, including at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The new flight paths, called NextGen, moved Sky Harbor eastbound air traffic to fly over DC Ranch and other areas of Scottsdale that were not previously in the Sky Harbor flight path.

The DC Ranch Community Council has been working with Congressman Schweikert and the Scottsdale Mayor’s office to get the FAA to reconsider the changes they made to the eastbound flight patterns. These meetings signal the FAA has agreed to listen.

It is imperative that residents attend the FAA workshops and weigh-in as to how the increased air traffic over DC Ranch has impacted you and your family. DC Ranch will notify residents when the meeting dates, times and locations are set by the FAA.

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