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Endangered Birds Affected by Helicopter Noise in Ventura County

The Nature Conservancy has requested that helicopters flying along the Santa Clara River in Ventura County fly above 500′ AGL between March 15th and September 15th annually to reduce unwanted disruptions to the breeding of several endangered species of birds in the area. More information can be found in the documents below. TNC: 2020 Notice to …

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PHPA: Torrance Breeze Article Response

The following is a letter to the author of a Torrance Breeze article titled “Critics Protest Scheduled End of FAA’s Helicopter Noise Complaint Hotline”. It was co-written by Morrie Zager, PHPA President, and Chuck Street, President of the L.A. Area Helicopter Operators Association. From: Chuck Street <commanderchuck@hotmail.com> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 9:18:56 AM To: …

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PRESS RELEASE: PHPA/LAAHOA Urge Against Abandoning Noise Hotline

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association (LAAHOA) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) are objecting to a proposal to discontinue a noise complaint hotline serving the Los Angeles region and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Started in 2015, the Automated Complaint System (ACS) receives …

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Fly Neighborly Forum at Heli Expo

The FAAST Team has announced that they will be holding the Fly Neighborly Forum and Live Training Class on February 27th, 2018 at Heli-Expo. Learn about helicotper noise abatement procedures and flight techniques that minimize the effects of helicopter noise emissions. Download the flyer below for more information. Fly Neighborly flyer

Greek Theater 2017 Schedule

The 2017 concert season is underway, so it’s a good time to remind pilots out there to avoid the Cahuenga Pass in the evening due to concerts underway at the Hollywood Bowl, John Anson Ford Theater and the Greek Theater. The high-intensity strobes will be visible in the Pass when concerts are in progress at …

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PRESS RELEASE – PHPA Responds to LAAHNC Decision to File Petitions with the FAA

Download Version On October 20, 2015, the LAAHNC announced in a Press Release that they had filed petitions with the FAA asking for the establishment of mandatory regulations for helicopter flights above Los Angeles County. Despite published statements to the contrary from some of the stakeholder groups who maintain no significant progress has been made, …

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PHPA Statement: FAA’s Significant Progress Report to Congress on the Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Initiative

Downloadable Version (Adobe Acrobat) On April 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a document stating that significant progress has been made on six action items stemming from a May 30th, 2013 study done by the FAA on noise matters in Los Angeles County. The statement of, “significant progress” followed a request for progress …

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Public Input Requested For Rotorcraft Noise Program Study

FAA Volpe Labs is seeking feedback from the helicopter community regarding improvements to the methods and criteria used in capturing rotorcraft noise levels. The information gathered will be used to improve the existing civilian regulatory models. There is much more information on this program available online, here: Helicopter Noise Modeling Guidance (ACRP 02-44) Feedback from …

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