On August 9, 2021, many of you attended the virtual meeting by the FAA regarding the VNY Proposed Redesign. To summarize, the VNY Redesign is still in its conceptual stages, and the FAA was vague and evasive as to how the procedure would actually be flown. Studio City For Quiet Skies’ interpretation of the procedure is accurate and the southeast San Fernando Valley, includingStudio City and east Sherman Oaks, is in the crosshairs if the procedure moves forward as is. We can only support the VNY Proposed Redesign if safeguards are in place to protect the southeast San Fernando Valley that already bears the brunt of all BUR aircraft. This decision must not be rushed through!
Although a good start on providing reliefto some hillside communities to the west, including western Sherman Oaks, parts of Encino, Bel Air, and Beverly Crest, this relief comes at the expense of already battered Studio City hillsides, east Sherman Oaks, the Hollywood Hills, and protected parklands.
The success of the Proposed Redesign is entirely dependent upon Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATC/TRACON) ability to “vector” or turn the aircraft to the north. FAA refused to answer our questions regarding ATC’s ability to vector turns in a timely fashion. We know from experience with BUR that ATC/TRACON cannot be relied upon to do this.
The above graphic depicts WP3 and the 110-heading added (in red) per GPS coordinates. As you can see, if ATC/TRACON does not turn the aircraft, at a speed of 253 mph, within 30 seconds the already severely BUR impacted Studio City foothills and parklands will be further decimated by a concentrated VNY path. The 110-heading is directed at Studio City.
CALL TO ACTION
FOR STUDIO CITY AND EAST SHERMAN OAKS
PLEASE WRITE TO REPS TODAY!
Write to your Representatives today and let them know that the VNY Proposed Redesign must include written protections for the southeast San Fernando Valley!
We have pre-written a letter for you to simply sign your name and send to Reps.