KEEP FIGHTING!  IT WILL GET BETTER!

AS OUR ECONOMY IMPROVES, MORE VISITORS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII.  MANY STAY IN THE LEEWARD AREA AND CHARTER HELICOPTER FLIGHTS FROM KONA TO VIEW THE LAVA FLOW IN THE PUNA DISTRICT.  THESE HELICOPTER FLIGHTS FROM KONA TRAVEL DIRECTLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN VIEW AREA AT LOW ALTITUDES AND REEK HAVOC ON OUR QUIET NEIGHBORHOODS.  AT TIMES, THEY ARE AS FREQUENT AS EVERY 5 MINUTES.  OFTEN THEY FLY LOW TO PROVIDE THEIR TOUR GROUPS WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF OUR VISTA.  HOWEVER, THEY SHOW VERY LITTLE CONSIDERATION AND MANY TIMES FLY DIRECTLY OVER OUR HOMES, RATTLING EVERYONE’S NERVES..

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THE FAA IS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT RESIDENTS!

Richard Onishi

Richard Onishi

Frequent Noise!

This is the first time that I have had anyone bring up this issue to me that lives in the Mt. View area. Can you forward me any information or records of contacts with the FAA (individuals, phone numbers or emails) and the letters received from the FAA. Also, can you ask others who have complained to the FAA, to contact my office via email or phone (808-568-6120) with the same information or records of contacts with the FAA.(6/2015) Learn more ...

Radio Campain

The "United Mountain View Coalition" has begun a Radio Campaign to conatact the FAA if you see low flying Tour Helicopters over your homes in the Mountain View area so we to STOP tour helicopters from flying low over our homes on KAPA (100.3) radio starting in JULY 2014... Learn More

State of Hawaii

The frequent noise caused by low flying Tour Helicopters affect all of us in this area as well as our breeding cows, sheep and goats, and the nesting endangered Hawaiian Hawk (`Io) and Hawaiian Owl (Pueo) in this area.  The constant noise of Tour Helicopters can vary, and some helicopter designs are VERY LOUD... Learn more ...

FAA Flight Standards Office

We have contacted the FAA Flight Standards Office about low flying Tour Helicopters on numerous occasions and always get the same response.  They first ask us if it is CLOUDY.  Then, proceed to take down the information and let us know someone will look into the matter.  We have never directly been contacted by anyone from the FAA, however the FAA have called the Tour Helicopter Companies on our behalf.  This helped for a few day and bingo, right back to the same old ways. All they can offer is for us to review their brochure....Learn more ...

HILARIOUS FORM LETTER BY FAA Learn more ...

When a complaint is received by the FAA office, they dispatch someone from Oahu, using commercial airlines, to investigate the complaint, that is, if they have the manpower.  Most times they just send out a Form Letter stating insufficient evidence for enforcement. We have never received any definative infomation from the FAA regarding Tour Helicaport flights, all we received was a generic Low Flying Brochure..

NEWS UPDATE!

In 2014, correspondence from the office of Senator Brain Schatz was receivedt! "Thank you for contacting Senator Brian Schatz regarding noise pollution from commercial helicopters flying over Mountain View. We would be pleased to assist you by contacting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for you. Although Sen. Schatz is unable to influence determinations or responses from the FAA, as a courtesy to you our office could inquire about the noise being produced by commercial helicopters. " {2/2014} Learn more ...

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