|STUDY GROUP COMMITTEES
Meeting Notes : Navigation Committee
Committee notes reflect the views and opinions of the committee members and not necessarily those of the Noise Compatibility Study Group, Coordinating Council, Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County, or the Consultant Team.
|back to NOTES||May 29, 2002
Attendees: Jim Anderson, Robert Barker, Dorn Crawford, Mike Eplion, Mary Rose Evans, George Hudson, Larry Parker, John Sistarenik, Bob Slattery, Mike Zanone
The meeting began at 7:05 PM. The agenda, and notes of the 21 March committee meeting, were reviewed and approved. The chair noted that Study Group Meeting #6A has been scheduled for 13 June 2002. Before and during that meeting, the committee and the Study Group have important tasks involving
Review and refinement of study text as drafts are completed
With several other committees having specific interests in mitigation slated to report at the Study Group meeting, the chair proposed that Navigation retain its focus on remaining elements of the abatement program that still need refinement. These elements, briefly, are:
arrival and departure procedures
The committee reviewed these measures briefly, noting that its efforts should focus primarily on the first two, since
(1) navigational standards have already been determined in general, and now simply need to be applied to the SDF fleet by the consultants; and
Members then turned their attention to the extended flight path sketches discussed in the last meeting (see notes of 21 March), agreeing that these represent a reasonable objective set for the design of approach and departure procedures. Annotation of these paths with the specific objective of each ("follow I-65," "river route," etc) was judged a suitable refinement for the final study report, as presented for Study Group endorsement at Meeting #6 (see Meeting #6 presentation).
Prescribe approach altitudes that maintain a 3-degree glide slope from at least 5000 feet above field elevation to touchdown on all approaches; eliminate current provisions for early descent to 2500.
Standard instrument departure procedures should likewise include specific elements essential to reducing noise exposure:
Prescribe turns at specific points, rather than altitudes or radial thresholds, so as to help departing aircraft follow specific flight corridors.
Participants recognized the importance of developing these elements as fully and specifically as possible, so as to
(1) use readily available means to resolve specific community concerns, and
The same objectives apply to remaining measures needed to complete the Louisville noise abatement strategy for endorsement by the full Study Group and the Regional Airport Authority. With these objectives in mind, the chair undertook to circulate draft material for the Study Group presentation in advance, using the committees discussion, and any new study material provided by the consultants, to compile a full set of recommended measures for the final abatement package.