Hall of Shame

Pilots at East Hampton Airport (HTO) Behaving Badly

This is an election year. HTO is a political problem. It doesn’t matter what route you take. We will catch you. The call to arms is a camera…we will win this battle…the camera attached to a voter is mightier than the helicopter!

This is dedicated to the selfish, inconsiderate and absolutely obnoxious helicopter pilots and operators who harass the local residential communities on the East End of Long Island. These helicopters are flying tree-top and roof-top level ignoring voluntary noise abatement flight levels over residential homes. The thunderous, ear-splitting noise shakes homes and rattles everything inside, thereby disrupting the peaceful enjoyment of our property guaranteed to us by our local government. Each pilot and operator has a choice; either follow voluntary noise abatement rules or forever be shamed on this page. SHAME, SHAME ON YOU!

N797AZ 4-28-13

N797AZAircraft – Eurocopter EC 155 B1; Serial Number – 6746; Owner – Waldorf Flight Services, LLC, 333 Industrial Ave. Hanger 3, Teterboro, New Jersey 07608

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM this helicopter, witnessed by Frank, flew tree-top level over residential homes, rudely disrupting an otherwise peaceful Sunday afternoon. This operator is a chronic repeat offender, see video stills documented on this website: https://ehhn.wpengine.com/video-stills/

N403TD – Owner: Helicopter Services LLC

This helicopter is no more that 150′ off the ground flying in fog, screaming in at 150 MPH.

According to FAA regulations this is illegal careless or reckless operation of an aircraft. This guy wasn’t taking off or landing.

Federal Aviation Regulations, Sec. 91.13 — Careless or reckless operation. (a) Aircraft operations for the purpose of air navigation. No person may operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another. Sec. 91.119 — Minimum safe altitudes: General. Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes: (a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.

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