Building 1,500 homes under Camarillo Airport's traffic pattern in Southern California — that's just asking for noise complaints and airport operation restrictions, AOPA warned Camarillo Mayor Jan McDonald on September 12. AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn explained a scenario that has become a reality at too many airports: The developer builds homes under the airport traffic pattern, and new residents complain about noise from airplanes flying overhead. The city then has to find a solution for the community and airport users because AOPA will fight any attempt to restrict operations at the airport. The association recommended that if the city ultimately decides to approve the project, the homes be built with extra residential insulation and that real estate disclosures and easements accounting for aircraft noise be included in sales.
September 14, 2007