FAA to impose new regulations for helicopters over Long Island NY - article
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FAA to impose new regulations for helicopters over Long Island NY - article

05-27-2010 11:50:34

FYI: from https://www.27east.com/story_detail.cfm?id=279490&town=East%20Hampton&;

Publication: The East Hampton Press
FAA to impose new regulations for helicopters
By Michael Wright
May 25, 10 7:19 PM 

"Just in time for the rush of Memorial Day weekend helicopter traffic from New York City to the East End, the Federal Aviation Administration announced this week that, for the first time ever, it will impose mandatory regulations to control helicopter noise on Long Island by this summer."

For the rest of the article see the link above.


Member Since : 2015
05-27-2010 05:51:57
Anybody fly into Easthampton?  I used to fly a R-22 into that airport, and was amazed as to the number of helicopters coming in.  I parked out by the windsock in the field to keep from being blown over.  On busy summer weekends, it was not uncommon to see a helicopter landing every 10 minutes all day long.  Sikorsky S-76's and everything in between.  I think I was the only piston helicopter in a 30 mile radius.  I can understand why some people would be noise sensitive in the area. 

For fun check out Southhampton Heliport on googlemaps.com.  I saw it on the map, and thought I could land there for the evening.  I did land and stay for about 30 minutes, but realized that this patch of asphalt was for drop-offs only and had absolutely no services.  Now the town council has a $100 plus landing fee, restricted hours, and cameras to record tail numbers for billing.  Gotta love it.
Member Since : 2009
06-23-2010 03:03:47
For what it's worth, this just showed up on AOPA's web site:

Long Island helicopter rule could set dangerous precedent

By AOPA ePublishing staff

If the FAA moves forward with plans to implement a New York North Shore Helicopter Route, communities across the country could line up asking for similar routes to force pilots around the outskirts of their town limits. That?s because it appears the agency is proposing the new route based solely on a few noise complaints.

Complete article is at http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/2010/100622newyork.html