Monday, February 15, 2010

PDK Airport and Class B Airspace

This past week I, along with Councilmembers Pam Fleming and Maria Alexander attended a PDK meeting this past week hosted by the City of Chamblee. 
The following from Representative Mike Jacobs accurately and susinctly states the potenital problem this will cause in Doraville, Chamblee, Dunwoody and parts of unincorporated DeKalb.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to lower the Hartsfield Jackson flight ceiling over PDK Airport and the adjacent Northeast Atlanta neighborhoods by 3,000 feet, from 8,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level, or just 4,000 feet above actual ground level.

This change will substantially lower the altitude at which aircraft landing at PDK must fly when approaching the airport. It also means that passenger jets approaching Hartsfield Jackson Airport will be flying lower over our neighborhoods.

The management at PDK opposes this major change by the FAA.

PDK Watch and several neighborhood organizations are hosting a community meeting this Wednesday, February 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Clairmont Baptist Church, 3542 Clairmont Road. A representative of PDK Airport will be on hand to explain the FAA’s plans and how they will affect air traffic at PDK.
We need to carefully watch this over the next few weeks and be prepared to mobilize neighbors to oppose this plan where necessary citing some facts as provided by PDK.  For more information, from the airports perspective, please visit PDK website at:
They also have the following available regarding this FAA proposal:
Draft Resolution
The Sky is Falling (article regarding Covington Airport and the proposed changes in Class B Airpspace)
Technical Data
How to Submit Comments to FAA


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