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Orlando Sentinel – June 11, 2020 – FAA proposed changes to Central Florida flight patterns draw criticism

Posted on June 12, 2020


FAA proposed changes to Central Florida flight patterns draw criticism

ORLANDO SENTINEL 
JUN 11, 2020  2:04 PM

 

Hearing of a proposed overhaul of flight patterns over Florida, residents of the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., areas are warning that the outcome may be more disruptive than described by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen initiative, is revamping how it manages flight paths of passenger and other aircraft in Florida, proposing to switch next year from radar and voice commands to a system relying on GPS and automated instructions.

That change is expected to bring more precise landing and takeoff routes along narrower corridors.

To discuss potential Central Florida impacts tied to Orlando International Airport, Sanford’s airport and Orlando Executive Airport, the FAA held a workshop online Monday that drew a public audience of . . .

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