4-20-11 - Email from Mayor Ed Kelly to Resident and Airport Manager

-----Original Message-----

From: Kelley, Ed [mailto:kelley@ormondbeach.org]

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:35 AM



Subject: RE: airplanes 

Mr. YYYY, each of your concerns are noted by staff, contrary to what you may have been told. At our meeting several weeks ago I explained that your concerns are taken seriously, however solutions and expectations of results must be realistic. You are aware that the City of Ormond Beach does not have any control of the airspace. Efforts have and are being made to seek voluntary compliance to flight patterns, however the city can't mandate such.  

In addition at the meeting I offered to go to each of the FBO's and flight schools to let them know of our concerns. It was decided by city staff that give additional time and at that point invite each (as yousuggested) to a meeting at city hall. I have spent many hours (as much as 3 hours at a time) observing and calculating noise levels and flight patterns. 

Please understand, the FAA not the city of Ormond Beach or Volusia County or the State of Florida controls the airspace.  

Personally I do not believe that those that are flying are intentionally trying to create problems with our residents.  

Ed Kelley

-----Original Message-----

From: YYYY

Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 5:13 PM

To: Lichliter, Steven


Subject: Re: airplanes 

I sent the below email to the city site.  I want to ensure that you see it.


 Today and Sunday Flight School planes flew directly over our home, a hundred yards or so to the north and south of our home and much too often lower than appropriate.  The planes were both single and twin engine.  Only one had makings that differed from the rest - those markings were three stripes on the bottom of both wings.  The planes passed as close as 40-50 seconds apart and sometimes three or four minutes apart.  The noise was constant and obnoxious. 


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