East Hampton Applies For FAA Grant | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.27.15

Airborne 04.28.15

Airborne 04.29.15

Airborne 04.30.15

Airborne 05.01.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.27.15

Airborne 04.28.15

Airborne 04.29.15

Airborne 04.30.15

Airborne 05.01.15

Wed, Dec 21, 2011

East Hampton Applies For FAA Grant

But NIMBYs Vow The Fight Is Not Over

The East Hampton, New York town board has snubbed NIMBYs and unanimously decided to seek an FAA grant to build a deer fence around the airport's perimeter. The fence is expected to cost as much as $800,000. Some residents are against it, not because the fence isn't needed, but because they fear the grant will give the FAA too much power to override local noise and safety concerns.

The board's unanimous vote followed what the Sag Harbor Express called a "contentious" three-hour public hearing in which nearly 50 residents spoke, most in favor of accepting federal money. The following day, attorney Jeffrey Bragman, representing The Committee to Stop Airport Expansion, was turned down by state Justice John J. J. Jones, Jr. in his request for a temporary restraining order against the town.

Town board member Dominick Stanzione tells the Express the application has been filed with the FAA, and he hopes for approval "sooner rather than later." he also hopes working with the FAA will eventually lead to at least a seasonal control tower for the airport, and that the resulting Class-D airspace would allow controllers to better implement noise abatement procedures.

The town board believes it can take a federal Airport Improvement Grant, yet still implement measures such as a curfew. Much remains to be seen.

FMI: www.airnav.com/airport/HTO

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.01.15: Blue Origin Flies!, ForeFlight 7, Farewell Ashley!

Also: New Airborne Host Brianne Cross, NTSB Won't Reopen 'Big Bopper' Case, Barnstorming, Dava Newman, NASA Budget, Star Wars UAVs, 757 Bug Research Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos >[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.03.15)

"The 777-300ER forms the backbone of our long-haul fleet. We operate the largest 777-300ER fleet in Asia, and this super-efficient long haul aircraft allows us to operate multiple >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.03.15): Elevated Convection

Elevated Convection Convection occurring within an elevated layer, i.e., a layer in which the lowest portion is based above the earth's surface. Elevated convection often occurs wh>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.03.15)

Aero Linx: Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. On March 29, 2007 the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL in recognition of their Outstanding M>[...]

Rheinmetall To Upgrade NH90 Cockpit Trainer For The Bundeswehr

Asterion Software Will Modernize NH90 Helicopter Sims The German Bundeswehr is currently upgrading its helicopter training program with simulation technology from Rheinmetall. In M>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC