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|| Michael W. Bolton
||Directof of Civil Aviation
| Westover Metropolitan Airport
255 Padgette Street
Chicopee, MA 01022
|+1 413 593 5543
|+1 413 593 5546
||firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
|Airport Web Site: www.wmass-arptcef.com
ELEVATION: 241 ft
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
|Noise Abatement Departure Procedures for Military Aircraft on
Runway 23. The Air Force operates mainly to the south due to placement
of NAVAIDS. As part of noise mitigation for the flow of military
operations for C-5s that remain in the local area, Air Force and
Bradley Tower (the parent FAA air traffic control facility for Westover)
would develop procedures for a right turn after take-off or missed
approach to a heading of approximately 360 degrees at an altitude
of 600 feet above ground level. Traffic permitting, Bradley would
provide individual clearances through Westover Tower. After the
initial right turn and upon positive radar contact, aircraft would
be vectored by Bradley along a downwind leg and then cleared to
turn inbound to intercept a final approach course of one of the
instrument approaches used for training in the local area. For C-5s
or other military aircraft departing the local area ATC would provide
a clearance to turn after takeoff based on aircraft destination--either
to a heading of 205 degrees (a 25 degree left turn) for aircraft
departing towards the Hartford, Dream, Putnam, Norwich, Gardner,
and Madison navigational fixes, or to an initial heading of 255
degrees (25 degree right turn) towards Keene, Pawling, Chester,
and Barnes. As above, individual clearances would be through Westover
Tower prior to take-off. Following positive radio and radar contact
with Bradley, aircraft would be vectored on course. Noise abatement
headings could be expected between 10 pm (2200) and 6 am (0600).
During other hours, it is recommended that Westover Tower request
a noise abatement heading, recognizing that each military jet aircraft
cleared to turn will be left to the discretion of Bradley Approach
CONTINUOUS DESCENT ARRIVAL
(CDA) - NONE
|Airport closed from 0400-1200Z.
|Civil (Departures Runway 5 and Landings Runway 23).
Military (Departures and Landings on Runway 23)
OPERATING QUOTA - NONE
ENGINE RUN-UP RESTRICTIONS
|Military tries to keep run-ups to daytime hours only.
APU OPERATING RESTRICTIONS - NONE
NOISE BUDGET RESTRICTIONS - NONE
NOISE SURCHARGE - NONE
USE PLANNING PROGRAM INFORMATION
|Noise Exposure Map / Noise Compatibility
Program) NEM / NCP
|Study completed. Identified a number of
operational elements; land use elements; implementation, monitoring,
and review elements; operational measures; land use measures; and
implementation, monitoring and review measures. Accomplished changes
in runway end use and flight track modification. One of five surrounding
town adopted airport land use compatiibility zoning.
| Revalidated every two years. Level of
Military operations has been relatively stable.
|Joint Land Use Study
|Create multi-town committee to cordinate
land use compatibility efforts. Establish overlay zoning. Establish
performance standards. Require affected public buildings to have
soundproofing. Amend subdivision regulations to disclose noise levels.
|Noise Exposure Map Update
Updated 1994 study. Identified the
following: Within 75+ DNL (10 residences) . Within 70-75 DNL (414
residences). Within 65-75 DNL (2,541 residences; 5 schoools; 5
churches). Study included preliminary planning for a land acquisition
/ sound insulation program.
2008 Noise Exposure Map
|Joint Land Use Study Update
|Update GIS mapping. 5-year buildout analysis.
Recommendations for community outreach, and included draft State
|Land Acquisition/Relocation Project
|Beginning acquisition/related relocation
of 10 parcels. Expect to be complete in 2006. Beginning of addressing
incompatibility determined in 2004 NEM Update.
NOISE MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE
TRACK MONITORING SYSTEM - NONE
NOISE LEVEL LIMITS - NONE
STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS
|Stage 2 airplanes >75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating
at airports within the 48 contiguous states.
STAGE 2 PHASEOUT
STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS - NONE