4. REVIEW AND MODIFICATION
5. NOISE COMPLAINTS
All noise complaints received by the office of the Airport
Director shall be documented on standard Federal Aviation Administration
Aircraft Noise Abatement From (GL Form 7040-1) and copies forwarded
to the Air Force Reserve and Air Traffic Control Tower.
Complaints shall be reviewed by each party for corrective action,
and recommendation for corrective action shall be coordinated
through the office of the Airport Director. Anyone having a
complaint on military activities any file their complaints by
contacting the Office of the Airport Director at 7998-4596 ext.
20, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, excepting recognized
holidays. Individuals may also file complaints by writing the
Airport Director, Muskegon County Airport, 99 Sinclair Drive,
Muskegon, Michigan, 49441. Complaints received in writing shall
be documented and processed identical to those received by telephone.
Individuals may also file their complaints directly with the
Air Force Reserves by telephoning the Public Affairs Office
at 1-800-647-1638 ext. 5488. It is preferred, however, that
complainants first file their complaints with the office of
the Airport Director.
6. NOISE SENSITIVE AREAS
To provide as much relief to the noise sensitive areas as operationally
possible, the following procedures must be utilized:
a. Standard VFR traffic pattern
altitudes shall be 2,400 MSL. Standard IFR traffic pattern altitudes
shall be 3,500 MSL. (1,000 ft above normal).
b. Runway 32. Left traffic pattern.
(VRC) Departures will make a left climbing turn down the middle
of Mona Lake to 1,000 feet AGL and will not turn downwind until
reaching 1,000 feet AGL.
c. All other runways. (VFR) Departures
will maintain runway headings until reaching 1,000 AGL then
execute a turn to the crosswind.
d. The preferred runway for short
field landings is Runway 36. Runway 18 shall not be utilized
for short field landings. Whenever executing short field approaches
to Runway 36, the steepest approach possible shall be utilized.
e. When utilizing Runway 14, pilots
shall establish a minimum two mile final approach. Traffic patterns
that result in short final approaches and steep turns very close
to the ground shall be avoided on all runways.
f. The preferred runways for takeoffs
are Runway 6, 14 and 24. The preferred runways for landing are
Runway 6, 24, 32 and 36 for short field operations. Takeoffs
on Runway 18 and 36 are prohibited.
g. Crew seat changes shall be made
at the midpoint of the parallel taxiway to Runway 6/24 (Taxiway
h. All training exercises must
be conducted from 6:30 am (CST) and 9:00 pm (CST). Training
exercises shall not be permitted after 5:00 pm (CST) on Saturday
i. Airport use is limited to no
more than one C-130 at one time in the VFR traffic pattern.
Two C-130's are permitted in the vicinity of the Muskegon County
Airport when practicing multiple instrument approaches. This
authorization assumes only one C-130 will generally be in the
airport traffic pattern at one time.
j. The Air Force Reserves shall,
whenever possible, avoid scheduling back-to-back missions which
will result in aircraft performing flight activities of the
same type, over the same geographical areas for a duration of
more than one hour. An internal communication procedure shall
be developed by the Air Force Reserves to coordinate missions
between pilots in an effort to avoid duplicate activities and
patterns over the same areas.
k. Pilot statement of a preference
to utilize traffic patterns, runways, or procedures different
from those specified above shall be discouraged by the Air Traffic
dated: 12/01/93 by Kenneth Hulka,
Chairman - Muskegon County Board of Commissioners
dated: 12/30/93 by Michael R. Lee,
Brig. Gen. USAFR Wind Commander