PHL-CAW
4/30/2007
  Are you asking, "what is this FAA meeting about?"
Just to bring everyone up to speed on what has been going on so far. The FAA has spent 50 million dollars and 8 years studying the airspace.


FAA-Pre-Flip-Flop--EWR-LGA-JFK Dual Modena MXE --No FAA Choke Point
Yardley/Robbinsville
Dual Modena (MXE)


March 23, 2007 -- FAA holds a press conference to announce that it has chosen as it's preferred alternative the "Integrated Airspace Alternative Variation with Integrated Control Complex". The draft for all NY/NJ/PHL Airspace Redesign alternatives was released in December 2005. FAA then held public meetings and the comment period ended July 1, 2006.

April 6, 2007 -- FAA holds a another press conference (late in the afternoon on Good Friday) and announces they have released a mitigation report and the public has until May 11, 2007 to make comments.

I wonder how many people will have previewed (or will even understand) the report before the meetings this week? They will then only have 11 day to submit comments after the FAA meeting. Maybe, the comment period should be extended another 30 days like they did last year for the DEIS. After all, FAA has already taken 8 years studying the airspace. What is the harm in extending the comment period another month? Why all of sudden do we need to rush?

Please attend a public meeting in your area:

Monday April 30 D E
Concord H.S.
2501 Ebright Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
6:30pm – 9:00 pm


May 1 Tuesday PA
Holiday Inn
Philadelphia Int'l Airport
45 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA 19029
6:30pm – 9:00 pm


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