Rep. Schiff to Host Congressional Field Hearing on Helicopter Noise with FAA, Homeowners and Helicopter Pilots

Los Angeles, CA – On Monday, June 10, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a Congressional field hearing with representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), homeowners and helicopter pilots to discuss a recent FAA report on the problem of helicopter noise across Los Angeles County.  Schiff and Congressional colleagues requested the report in order to develop solutions to the problem of excessive helicopter noise in residential areas. Homeowners have long complained of the disruptions caused by all sorts of helicopter traffic – from news choppers, paparazzi, tour operators and public safety agencies. The noise pollution emanating from these low-flying helicopters is concentrated to high decibel levels by the unique terrain of canyons and valleys in the County. The focused and concentrated noise drown out normal conversations and can disturb normal sleep cycles.  Schiff and his Congressional colleagues have introduced the Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act (H.R. 456), which would require the FAA to set regulations relating to flight paths and altitudes for helicopter flights in Los Angeles County.  

First, representatives from the FAA will present the findings in their recently completed report on helicopter noise issues in Los Angeles County. Then a panel of elected officials, including Rep. Schiff, Rep. Tony Cardenas and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslvasky will question the FAA about the report and the problem. Then separate panels of representatives from homeowners groups and representatives from the helicopter industry will have the opportunity to question the FAA and share their views on the issue.


WHO:             Congressmen Adam Schiff and Tony Cardenas

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration

Representatives from homeowners associations

Representatives from the helicopter industry


WHAT:          Congressman Adam Schiff hosts a congressional field hearing to discuss helicopter noise with other elected officials, homeowners, the helicopter industry and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration


WHEN:          Monday, June 10, 7:00 p.m.; MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 6:30 p.m.


WHERE:       Wells Fargo Theatre, Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way (Griffith Park),

Los Angeles, CA 90027