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       June 9, 1999, 7 PM

Attendees: Dorn Crawford, Mike Zanone , Norm Nezelkewicz, Emily Evans, Mariano Floro, Ric Light, John Lanning, Bob Welch, Ben Finn, Mary Rose Evans, Bob Adelburg, Roxanne Lucas, Ernie Blankenship, Robert Barker, John Sistarenik, Aaron Lucas

Dorn Crawford opened the first meeting of this Committee. He distributed a proposed agenda, the Airport Noise Compatibility Study Group Charter, and (later in the meeting) a draft brochure describing the existing noise compatibility program and the current noise study. Self-introductions followed.

After an hour’s discussion (including several views on merits and demerits of various candidates) the group agreed on Dorn Crawford and Mariano Floro as co-chairs of the committee.

The second hour of the meeting was given to discussing issues and priorities that require committee attention. The proposed agenda included the following topics, all of which were recognized to some degree in discussion:

    Runway preferences


    Approach and departure patterns

    Visual flight rules

    Weather thresholds

The need was expressed to increase committee understanding of air traffic control practices in order to recognize and solve current problems. Consistency in FAA practice, the quality of compliance and safety concerns were voiced by committee members. FAA attendance at the next meeting was encouraged.

These other issues and priorities were addressed:

  • Noise Model: Using the noise model to analyze and test alternative future noise controls, to incorporate varying assumptions. Recognizing "real" noise experiences, such as peak levels, and not only average noise levels. Incorporating future airport-related development into the model.
  • Costs of implementing measures and policies: Costs are key to the defining what's possible. Leigh Fisher Associates featured this aspect in their proposal for the noise study.
  • Land compatibility: Preventing inappropriate development in noise-impacted areas.
  • New technology: Microwave landing systems and other available technologies need to be considered in developing recommendations.

It was recognized that it will be necessary to work with other Study Group committees addressing overlapping issues and priorities.

At the close of the meeting Dorn Crawford offered to provide members with a hard copy of pilot training material and an up-to-date committee roster. A tentative agenda for the next meeting includes discussion with FAA control tower personnel, flight procedures information and perspectives from the committee’s pilots, and a review of the issues list. Noise "footprints" are expected at a later meeting. The next meeting of the committee was scheduled for Monday, June 28.


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