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            over Pound Ridge
           The How it Started
 First Week in August 2007:
 Abrupt dramatic increase in volume of aircraft
  Regional jets, commercial jumbo jets, 757,
  helecoptors seen flying over portions of Pound
  Ridge, Specifically Ward reservation, Mianus
  River Gorge, Scotts Corners, Cross River, Parts of
  Bedford & others
              Flights every 3 minutes
             What’s that Noise?
   Implementation of airspace redesign began in
    2007 thru 2011. Pound Ridge we will be
    impacted by some portion of:
       550 La Guardia Arrivals per day
       460 arrivals & departures per day at Westchester*
       225 arrivals & departures per day at Stewart*
       578 arrivals & departures per day at Teterboro
       Variable Helecoptor & Corporate Jet Directional
        Traffic to Carmel VOR

           1. *non-inclusive of scheduled expansion efforts
      Introducing the FAA’s Plan
 NY NJ PA Airspace Redesign
   Started in 1989
   Part of the “Next Generation Project”
   Biggest Airspace Redesign in 50 years
   Plagued by project management breakdowns,
    funding problems flawed models, invalid data,
    insufficient testing
   Audited by the GAO twice with poor review
    and major concerns notes in 2005
Affected area
Westchester airport
LAGuardia Arrivals
Westchester arrivals
Added departure capacity
               The Design
 Multi-layer airspace (new classification)
 Fly planes closer to eachother (from 5 to 3)
 Duel Landings on parallell runways*
 Continuous Descent Approach
 Lower altitude flight over land to
  accommodate more traffic & new approach
 Significant increase in Risk
    Draft Environmental Impact Study

 Many notable organizations were involved in the
  phase 1 design to produce reports giving guidance
  according to their specialty.
 The Draft Statement (DEIS) is flawed, non
  inclusive of all impacted areas and does not take
  into account the recommendations produced in the
  design phase
 Not enough Study Points
 Data corruption
 Incorrect assumptions
 Land use change & Re-classification
Noise measurement sites
 Includes inconsistencies, flawed assumptions
 Mitigated routes were not discussed with newly
  impacted communities. Unethical.
 Park land, sanctuaries, water sources, conservation
  land, nature trails and Bird sanctuaries are newly
  used as mitigated routes. They do this without
  contacting their custodians.
 Utilizing these lands is a violation of
  Environmental Law without study or involvement
  of resource directors.
           Record of Decision
   Factually inaccurate
   Overstatement of public involvement
   Statistical misrepresentation.
   Land use change
   Actionable
                   Safety Risks
 FAA provided no Risk vs. Gain studies on:
      Low altitude navigation risks
      Dual Landing risks demonstrated in operative setting
      Safe Distance Rule Decrease
      Bird Strike Hazard Increase
      National Security Risk of Nuclear Power Plant Flyover
      Fuel Jettison over land
      Emergency Management
      Disaster Preparedness not addressed
      ‘Aluminum Shower’ over park land Risk
          Environmental Risks
Aircraft Emissions
Water Quality
    Wetland contamination
    New York City Water Supply
Air Quality
    Human Health Risk
    Ecosystem disturbance
    Endangered Species Extinction
    Change of Land Use
    Harmonic Vibration and historic structures
               Indirect Impact
 Land Value
 Change of Land Use Classification
    FAA’s Removal of “Quiet Setting” from rural areas,
     parkland, native sanctuaries like Pound Ridge is a
     change of land use. This defacto incorporates our
     community into a navigational easement.
 Human Health Risks due to Aircraft Emissions
    Asthma
    Lung and liver cancer
    Heart Disease
                       To Do
   Stop the FAA from implementation
   Protect our community and Parks land use
   Roll back the routing changes
   Follow environmental law protecting park land,
    native forest, Bird Sanctuaries, rural
   Conduct the necessary Impact Studies
   Communicate to all impacted area leaders.
   Provide ethical mitigation strategies
   Educate yourself on the facts
   Go to for scientific Studies, To Do
    Lists, Contact Lists and News

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