Hawthorne Airport Fly Quietly Guidelines

Hawthorne Pilot Guide and Noise Abatement Procedures 2017 (pdf)

Source: City of Hawthorne

City staff has told us no one uses the guide, the only guidelines they follow is on departure they need to turn south away from LAX traffic.

One of the Chief Pilot’s said the guide is not used because it is unclear – pilots do not understand the street names that are referenced in the guidelines.

The FAA approved, City of Hawthorne Part 150 noise report promises this is the guide pilots will follow voluntarily.

Each of the our neighborhood coalition members report none of the planes follow the guidelines.

West Athens Community Letter to Congresswoman Waters

Here’s a letter the West Athens, Hollypark and Parkside Village communities sent to our representative Congresswoman Waters. She responded by participating in a community meeting in February 2018 and continues to help community members with airport issues.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Honorable Congresswoman Maxine Waters
US House of Representatives
2221 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Michael P. Huerta
FAA Administrator
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

Via US Mail

Re: Hawthorne-West Athens Part 150 Participation

Dear Congresswoman Waters and Administrator Huerta,

We are located in the flight path of the Hawthorne airport. Our community is concerned about safety, noise and pollution issues caused by the increasing commercial air traffic into Hawthorne (HHR).

We have tried for over a year to engage with the airport; however, the airport says they are unable to schedule a meeting with our community at this time.  The airport is finishing their Part 150 noise study but never included the West Athens community as part of the process. Community members have sent Part 150 comment letters to the local FAA office which have gone unanswered.

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