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Culver City not Happy with new LAX Flight Plans that Impact Community

Image is of an airplane getting ready to land, taken from the ground.Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, was interested to learn that the City of Culver City has requested permission from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to intervene in the lawsuit that was started by the City of Los Angeles earlier this year.  Culver City made the request on July 19 in an attempt to challenge changes that were made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to three new flight plans for arriving aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport, otherwise known as LAX.

According to the Culver City Website, “even though the FAA’s changes may potentially cause more aircraft to fly over Culver City and surrounding communities, with resulting noise and air quality impacts in addition to the impacts of the already-implemented Southern California Metroplex project, the FAA chose to perform no environmental review for the new arrival routes. In addition, the FAA refused to allow access to its website for citizens who may wish to comment on the effects of the proposed changes.”

Martin Feinberg, Realtor, notes that the City of Culver City has always had a practice of challenging any implementation of aircraft operations or flight plans that could seriously impact the Culver City Real Estate area. Given that history, it is no surprise that Culver City would ask to join with Los Angeles in ensuring that new flight plans do not negatively impact the community.

Image is an airplane landing at LAX in California, taken at dusk.The Culver City Website also says that Culver City will specifically request “that the FFA [take] responsibility for, and, where necessary, mitigate the impacts of its new arrival routes. Culver City is currently awaiting the Court’s approval” to join that lawsuit.

Culver City has taken a stand on the new flight plans because it “strongly believes that the Metroplex Project has ongoing negative effects on the quality of life in the City.”