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Congressman, FAA to Host Helicopter Noise Hearing

The meeting is open to the public.

Congressman Howard Berman and the Federal Aviation Administration are inviting the public to participate in a hearing Monday regarding helicopter noise in Los Angeles.

Residents' comments regarding the noise and its impact on life in the Valley will be used for an FAA report.

The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Milikin Middle School, 5041 Sunnyslope Ave. in Van Nuys. Reserve a spot online on the Congressman's website.

Michael Hampson August 12, 2012 at 06:47 AM
Complaining about local helicopter noise is too provincial. A local complaint, a complaint wearing blinders. How could anyone say that complaining about helicopter noise, in general, is an ethical complaint? One needs to look at the larger picture. The real picture. That above all, helicopters save lives. If you hate helicopter noise, would you carry a printed card in your wallet which says you refuse emergency helicopter transport to a hospital because helicopters are too noisy? If you needed rescued due to a natural disaster or be stranded somewhere, would you refuse to be rescued by a helicopter because they are too noisy? (USA) Helicopter crew rescues teen from cliff near Manzanita http://www.kcby.com/news/local/Helicopter-crew-rescues-teen-from-cliff-near-Manzanita-165850156.html (United Kingdom) Six rescued from North Sea by RAF Lossiemouth helicopter http://local.stv.tv/elgin/news/140833-six-rescued-from-north-sea-by-raf-lossiemouth-helicopter/ (Canada) Helicopter makes pair of rescues http://www.canada.com/Helicopter+makes+pair+rescues/7069196/story.html (New Zealand) Two missions for Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/two-missions-wellington-westpac-rescue-helicopter/5/130930 How many more helicopter rescues do I need to list to convince people that above all, helicopters save lives?

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