I very much appreciate Representative Timilty’s help and letter about the critical problem of noise and pollution from the saturation of aircraft arrivals and departures over Milton. Thanks also to the Town of Milton officials, Senator Brian Joyce, Congressmen Lynch and Capuano, and Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy for attending the hearing and supporting the request for an extension to the incredibly short comment period regarding the two new concentrated arrival paths (RNAVs) over Milton, Hyde Park, Canton, Dorchester, Mattapan, and South Boston.
Documents from the FAA hearing last week can be found using the links below.
There is an Airplane Noise Advisory Committee meeting on Monday June 1, at 7 pm in the Cronin Conference Room in Town Hall. The Selectmen will attend and participate in the discussion about these two new flight paths. The meeting agenda includes a brief 15 minute Citizen’s Speak. Also, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Board of Selectmen meeting one agenda item will be my report as the new CAC representative. My report includes the 4L RNAVs topic.
DPW is working with me to produce a map that shows all five RNAV paths over Milton and the flight path corridors. In the meantime, readers might find this unofficial google map of the flight paths helpful. The 4 GPS RNAVS have a 1.15 mile corridor on both sides of the center line. (NOTE: The path for the 4L GPS route is approximate because FAA has not provided specific path locations to us yet.)
The current deadline for comments about the 2 new arrival RNAVs is June 5, 2015 (Friday). Residents may send their comments by email to 9-ANE-BOS-NAV-4L@faa.gov. I am Milton’s current Logan CAC representative and you can reach me at cLcMilton@gmail.com. If you want more information, I will try to help. If you want to cc me on your comment to the FAA, please do.
Proposed RNAV Approach Procedures to Boston-Logan Runway 4LPresentations from FAA / Massport May 18, 2015 Outreach Meeting
- Boston Consolidated TRACON (Coleman Hartigan, Air Traffic Manager, Boston TRACON) (pdf) 164kb
- JetBlue (Captain Joseph DeVito) (pdf) 722kb
- Volpe Transportation Center (Mike Geyer, PhD) (pdf) 2mb
- FAA, Air Traffic Organization Environmental Policy, Practices and Processes (Terry English, Environmental Specialist) (pdf) 1.2mb
Cindy L. Christiansen, PhD
59 Collamore St.
Town Meeting Member P7
Milton Logan CAC Representative