The Mayor lambasts the FAA for not taking action to remedy aircraft noise impacting NW DC. She asks the Secretary of Transportation who oversees the FAA to immediately revert northbound departures from National Airport to the former flight path in effect until 2015. See letter attached here.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit brought by the Citizens Association of Georgetown and neighboring civic associations from Foggy Bottom to Palisades challenging this flight path has been scheduled for oral argument on January 11 before the Federal Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The lawsuit contends the new flight path was illegal and implemented without the required notice to the affected communities. Please plan on attending the hearing to show support for this expensive effort to take on the FAA. Details to follow. And we are still short of the funds required to pay our lawyers so please go to the donate page to help support this community effort.