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To: Dennis Roberts,Western Regional FAA Administrator To: David Abney, CEO of UPS

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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:47 am

It is HOT and we have our windows open to sleep in cool mountain air. We are over a mile up in elevation and the flight path being used is destroying our quality of life.

The FAA promised to use the JCKIE route, but the UPS plane crossing over at 4:20 AM was closer to homes than what was promised and it was loud. The noise from the plane woke me from a sound sleep as it roared across our neighborhood at full throttle.

The yellow line in the screen print below is the route that will return our community to at least a semblance of normal with NO people living under that route.

Is it humanly reasonable that you moved the flight route from the uninhabited area of the mountain and dumped the noise and pollution on our community?

Is it too much to ask for reasonable consideration to move the flight route from our inhabited homes and neighborhoods back to uninhabited lands?

Isn’t that what Senator Dianne Feinstein asked of the FAA in her letter?

Isn’t that what Congressman Paul Cook asked of the FAA in his contacts?

Isn’t that what Supervisor Janice Rutherford asked of the FAA in person at the Jan. 25 community meeting?

Isn’t that what more than 5,000 people asked with signed petitions handed to you on Jan. 25?

Isn’t that what reasonable people would understand and work to achieve?

Again, we as a community of over 20,000 residents ask the FAA to reevaluate the flight path issue and do the right thing. Move the flight path about 4 miles east where planes will cross BLM and USFS lands to exercise the way crossing at the vicinity of the county transfer station (the dump). NOBODY LIVES THERE.

Utilize “in-trail” spacing, vertical spacing, and program into the algorithms for SNA, LGB and ONT, appropriate criteria for TRAYCON to direct all planes over the route east of the people. It isn’t that hard!

You have every good reason to use that route except for stubborn unwillingness to consider the lives of the people living around Lake Arrowhead.

For God’s sake, do the right thing, and do it now. PLEASE!


David Caine

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