Only One Reasonable Commercial Aircraft Route To East Hampton

All the helicopter noise data I collected in my report and the only complaint I have concerning East Hampton Airport operations is the commercial operations of helicopters and seaplanes ferrying passengers to and from East Hampton. Commercial operations of aircraft are recent escalating events that will continue to get worse over time and must stop now.

The intent of zoning laws in the Town of East Hampton provide for separation and segregation of uses allowing for the more intense impacts of commercial operations to be separated and segregated into specific geographic areas within the Town of East Hampton. The property owners in residential districts therefore should enjoy a more peaceful existence by separation of impacts of use from commercial operations, a major impact being noise. The zoning laws in the Town of East Hampton do not take into consideration the vertical separation of impacts of commercial use. Therefore the original intent of zoning laws in East Hampton Town has been compromised by commercial operations of aircraft over the residential district. The property owners of East Hampton within the residential districts call upon the Town of East Hampton to amend its zoning laws to take into consideration the vertical separation of commercial operations to eliminate impacts associated with commercial use from above. No commercial operations of aircraft should be allowed over the residential district. 

Expecting our elected officials in the Town of East Hampton to be logical and reasonable and they make the necessary changes in the zoning law; then only one commercial aircraft route exists:

Fly north of Long Island; flightpath centered on the Long Island Sound. Turn south over Plum Island and Gull Island. Fly directly into Montauk Airport. No minimum altitude is required. Return flight in opposite direction possibly with separation in altitude.

This solution requires a short car ride for passengers to East Hampton Village; normally in the opposite direction of traffic flow. Montauk Airport is situated directly on Block Island Sound. This solution prevents commercial operations over any residential district on Long Island. Montauk Airport has an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) and a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI). Is it possible that this solution is too simple? Does it make sense to spend more money and increase commercial aircraft operations at East Hampton Airport to further enrage residential property owners? The answer should be a no-brain-er for any elected official.

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