Thanks to Alissa Taff for providing this important information about the proposed changes at Republic Airport on Long Island to existing commerical airspace.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (NY TRACON) have proposed changes to existing commercial airspace for the New York metropolitan area due to violations that have been occurring in spacing requirements of the high volume of inbound traffic at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports. One of the proposed changes is to lower the current ceiling height of class B (commercial) airspace from 3000 feet to 2500 feet, with some areas being allowed to go as low as 2000 feet. This would then result in the lowering of ceiling heights at Republic airport to below 2500 feet, since they currently operate in the 3000 foot ceiling range. This will also impact helicopters and the flight schools at Republic Airport that fly or train in the lower range of airspace that Republic’s planes will now be using.
Lowering the ceiling heights of aircraft will result in greater noise, air po llution and increasing safety concerns over our homes and schools. We must register our complaints if we want this situation improved. We are already impacted by noise, air quality and safety issues without the addition of lowering the ceiling height of aircraft over our neighborhoods. Without documentation, little can be done. WE URGE YOU TO CALL REPUBLIC AIRPORT TO LOG IN FLIGHTS OF EXCESSIVE NOISE AND LATE NIGHT HOURS – 631-752-7707 – PRESS 4.