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HELICOPTER RULES DISAPPOINT

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When the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced new regulations for sight-seeing helicopter tours, president Seth Pinsky said the rules balance “both quality of life needs and our important tourist industry.” Short tour flights that last several minutes have been eliminated and there is a ban on sightseeing helicopter tours over Central Park. But while the [&hellip
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AFTER CRASH, POLS DEMAND REGULATION

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

In the wake of an Aug. 8 collision between a fixed-wing airplane and a tourist helicopter above the Hudson River, West Side elected officials are re-igniting their call for federal regulation. The Federal Aviation Administration does not regulate flight paths for aircrafts that fly below 1,100 feet, which includes many small aircrafts and helicopters that [&hellip
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HELICOPTER FOLLOW-UP

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

With complaints from Manhattan constituents increasing, Rep. Jerrold Nadler recently reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss the noise and disruption caused by helicopters flying over New York City. Nadler’s office said that the Congressman is working with the FAA to organize a follow-up meeting to a January roundtable discussion focused on the [&hellip
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HELICOPTERS NEED REGULATION

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To the Editor: Your well-balanced article (“They’ve Had It with Helicopters,” Dec. 18) illustrated two fundamental problems with tourist helicopters. First, our city government has put the needs of an industry over the needs of its citizens. Second, it has chosen to turn a blind eye when that industry abuses the very citizens that our [&hellip
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THEY’VE HAD IT WITH HELICOPTERS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Each weekend, writer Sam Leff hears the buzzing of helicopters flying over his house and areas of the park where he walks and bikes. One afternoon, he saw two within five minutes in the West 70s. “Particularly in the last number of months, there seems to be an extreme increase in the number of helicopters,” [&hellip
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