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UNITED MOUNTAIN VIEW COALITION”

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HELP STOP TOUR HELICOPTER NOISE!

 

 

HELP US BATTLE THE INCESSANT NOISE CAUSED BY TOUR HELICOPTERS IN THE PUNA AREA.

PLEASE HELP FIGHT BACK THE NOISE!

 

*CALL THE FAA*

FILE A COMPLAINT TODAY! 

808 837-8300

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Darett.I.Kanayama@faa.gov

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Can Someone Help?

We live in the Mountain View area of the Big Island of Hawaii. We have had very little results trying to do something about the ever increasing noise from Tour Helicopters which fly over our house on a daily basis, and at times very low. I have tried to email our congressman, senator, mayor and the FAA with absolutely no results. With the government shutdown and no one to contact, I was hoping that you might be able to provide me with some direction on how to get this issue address. We were told by the FAA to take pictures, which I have posted at www.hilotrucking.com/flyover.htm , but when they reviewed the pictures, I was asked to provide altitudes. Like I have the instrument to do this! There is no one from the FAA that handles complaints on the Big Island and all correspondence is thru Honolulu. This helicopter tour pilots do whatever they want with impunity. There is absolutely no government oversight! They basically do whatever they want. Some of us in this area are looking at extreme measures, such as, painting obscenities on the ground towards the Tour Helicopters. Do you know someone that can help? Mahalo...

 

Thanks so much for your follow up email and information.  I will check out your website and do additional research.

Best Regards,

Clarysse Kami Nunokawa

Executive Assistant

Office of Mayor Billy Kenoi

County of Hawai`i

25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603

Hilo, Hawai`i 96720

Phone: (808) 961-8507

Email: cnunokawa@hawaiicounty.gov

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From: Hilo Bay Fashions LLC [mailto:HELP@UMVC.COM]
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 3:03 PM
To: 'Clarysse Nunokawa'
Subject: RE: Need Help with low flying tour helicopters

 

Hello Clarysse and thank you for getting back to me, however this info is not very useful.  I have complained several times to the FAA Flight Standards Office but there is no one located on the Island of Hawaii.  You have to call Oahu and they claim to be under staffed to follow up with these kinds of complaints.  However, they were kind enough to call an owner of one of the helicopter businesses and asked if they could fly at the appropriate elevation.  We are happy the tour helicopter companies are making a lot of money (30% increase as reported by the Advertiser), however it only makes our lives even more miserable.  Our Coalition is growing on the HILO side and we want someone to do something to reduce the impact on our lives.  These tour helicopter pilots operate with impunity because there is absolutely no enforcement!  They can fly as low as they like to provide their Tours with the biggest bang for their buck.  However, it impacts us tremendously because we are part of the tour package of “beautiful real-estate” on this side of the island.  We have established a website www.umvc.org  to unit the residences on this side to battle the incessant tour helicopter noise.  We are hoping that our wonderful mayor, Billy Kenoi, can look into this problem.  Mahalo…ds


From: Clarysse Nunokawa [mailto:cnunokawa@co.hawaii.hi.us]
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 1:05 PM
To: 'Hilo Bay Fashions LLC'
Subject: RE: Need Help with low flying tour helicopters

Aloha Sir or Madam –

Thank you for your inquiry.  The best number to call to complain about low flying aircraft is the FAA flight Standards Office.  They can be reached at 808.837-8300.

Best Regards,

Clarysse Kami Nunokawa

Executive Assistant

Office of Mayor Billy Kenoi

County of Hawai`i

25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603

Hilo, Hawai`i 96720

Phone: (808) 961-8507

Email: cnunokawa@hawaiicounty.gov

www.hawaiicounty.gov

Hawaii County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

 

 

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