Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
6Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Santa Monica Airport moves flights to other airports

Santa Monica Airport moves flights to other airports

Ratings: (0)|Views: 6,510 |Likes:
Published by Daily Breeze

More info:

Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: Daily Breeze on Jul 08, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/08/2012

pdf

text

original

 
CityCouncilMeeting:July10,2012AgendaItem:
€:>_"c_.
CityCouncilReport
To:From:Subject:MayorandCityCouncilMartinPastucha,DirectorofPublicWorksFlightTrainingReductionIncentiveTestProgram
RecommendedAction
StaffrecommendsthattheCityCouncil:1.Approveasix-monthvoluntaryflighttrainingreductionincentivetestprogramatSantaMonicaAirportinanottoexceedamountof$90,000toreimburseflightschoolswhoconductrepetitivetakeoffandlandingpracticeatotherareaairportsduringweekendsandfederalholidaysonly.2.AppropriatethebudgetincreasesasoutlinedintheFinancialImpactsandBudgetActionssectionofthisreport.
1
ExecutiveSummary
TheproposedvoluntaryflighttrainingreductionincentivetestprogramisdesignedtoreimburseflightschoolswhoconductrepetitivetakeoffandlandingpracticeatotherareaairportsthatwouldhavenormallyoccurredatSantaMonicaAirport.Thisprogramwouldreducethenoiseimpactassociatedwithrepetitiveaircraftoperationsduringweekendsandholidays.Flightschoolsparticipatingintheprogramwouldreceive$150.00pereligibleflight,whichwouldresultinonetakeoffandlandingatSantaMonicaAirportwiththerepetitiveoperationsoccurringelsewhere.Itisanticipatedthatthetestprogramwouldeffectivelyreducethenumberofrepetitivetakeoffsandlandingsduringthetestperiod.TheincentiveprogramwouldcommenceuponCouncilapprovalandterminateonDecember31,2012,unlessotherwisemodifiedbytheCity.
Background
Currently,about40%ofSantaMonicaAirport'strafficisconsideredlocalflights.Localflightsarethoseoperationsperformedbyaircraftthatremaininthelocaltrafficpatternorthedesignatedcontrolledairspacefortheairport,generallywithin5nauticalmilesoftheAirport.Manyoftheseoperationsarerepetitivetakeoffsandlandingsbeingperformedaspartofpilotflighttraining.Airportstaffreceivesnumerousnoisecomplaintsfromresidentsregardingtheserepetitivetypesoflocaloperationsespeciallyduringweekendsandholidayswhenmostpeopleareathome.Theimpactofthenoise
 
fromtheseoperationsismoredisruptivebecauseitisaconstantpresenceinthearea,eventhoughthevolumefluctuates.DuringtheMay8,2012,CityCouncilmeeting,CouncilheardaseriesofstaffrecommendationstoreducetheoperationalimpactsofSantaMonicaAirport.Oneoftheserecommendationsproposedreducingflightschooloperationsthroughareimbursementprogrambymovingaportionoftheiroperationstoairportsbettersuitedtoaccommodatepatternedflying.Asaresult,staffdevelopedasix-monthvoluntarytestprogramdesignedtooffsetthecostoftravelingtoanotherairportforlocalflightschoolstoencouragetheirflightinstructorstoperformrepetitivetakeoffandlandingpracticeatotherairports,therebyreducingthenoiseimpactsonlocalresidentialareas.
Discussion
Reimbursementforthisproposedprogramwouldbeforthetimetoandfromotherairportsforthepracticingofrepetitivetakeoffandlandings.OnlySantaMonicaAirportbasedflightschoolswouldbeeligibletoparticipateintheprogram.Reimbursementwouldbelimitedtodualflightinstructionrepetitivetakeoffandlandingtrainingflightsconductedatotherairports.Aqualifiedflightinstructormustbeanemployeeofaneligibleflightschool.Aminimumoffourtakeoffsandfourlandingsmustbeconductedatotherairportstoqualifyforthereimbursement.Thefundinglevelproposedbystaffwouldencourageamaximumof600trainingflightstouseotherareaairports.Thisrepresentsapotentialreductionofupto4,800takeoffsandlandingsonweekendsandholidaysduringthesix-monthtestperiod.Tobereimbursedforagivenflight,aflightinstructormustcompleteandsignareimbursementrequestformcosignedbythestudentpilot.Theflightinstructormustincludeaphotocopyofthepageinthestudent'slogbookindicatingtheappropriateentrywiththedateandtimeoftheflight,routeofflight,airportused,andnumberofrepetitivetakeoffsandlandingsperformedatthatairport.Thelogbookentrymustcontainthesignatureoftheauthorizedflightinstructor.Theuseofthelogbookis2
 
importantbecauseitisthepilot'sofficialrecordofflightoperationrecognizedbytheFAA.TofalsifyalogbookisaviolationofFAArules.Airportstaffwouldusevariousflighttrackingsystemsanddatatomonitorcompliancewiththeprogram.Staffwouldalsorelyuponthestudentlogbookentrytoverifythattheflightfullycompliedwiththerequirementsoftheprogramandthattherequisitenumberofrepetitivetakeoffsandlandingsatotherairportswerepracticed.StaffmetwiththeflightsschoolsonMay15,2012topresentanddiscusstheproposedFlightTrainingReductionIncentiveTestProgramthatwouldapplytoflightsduringweekendsandfederalholidays.Theflightschoolswereverysupportiveoftheprogramandconcurredwithstaffthatitwouldreducethenumberofrepetitivetakeoffsandlandingsthusreducingthenoiseandnuisanceimpactoftheseoperationsduringweekendsandfederalholidays-themostnoisesensitivedaysoftheweek.TheCitywouldreservetherighttoterminatetheprogramatanytimebygivinga10-daynoticetotheflightschools.Attheendofthetestperiod,staffwillanalyzetheresultsoftheprogramandreportbacktotheCityCouncilontheeffectivenessoftheprograminreducinglocalflightswitharecommendationregardingthecontinuedoperationoftheprogram.
3
StaffhasdiscussedwiththeWestern-PacificRegionrepresentativesoftheFAAontheproposedVoluntaryFlightTrainingReductionAssistancetestprogram.DuringadiscussionofthestructureoftheprogramwiththeFAA,theyindicatedthatapprovalwouldnotberequiredduetothevoluntarynatureoftheproposedprogram,andnoalternateairporttoSMOwouldbedesignatedwheretheflightoperationswouldtakeplace.TheCitywouldusetheGeneralFundtofundforthereimbursementprogram.Throughoutthetestperiod,staffwouldcontinueanopendialoguewiththeFAAaboutimpactsandeffectivenessoftheproposedprogram.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->