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Bob Ernst

November 30, 2020

HICOP COMMENTS TO THE HAWAII AIR NOISE AND SAFETY TASKFORCE MEMBERS, DECEMBER 1/3, 2020

Aloha Hawaii Air Noise and Safety Taskforce Members,

More hearings are not going to solve the Hawaii Tour Copter Debacle, the continuing torture of the people on the ground in Hawaii from the incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution, meaningful action by those responsible is way past due..

Ross Higashi, HDOTA Airports Division Deputy Director, first met with HICoP on August 9, 2016 in Hilo and heard in detail how the tour copters were impacting those on the ground. Ross was the co-sponsor with FAA Western-Pacific Regional Administrator Dennis Roberts at the April 16, 2018 Nani Mau public hearing and Ross was present to hear the publics’ testimony, the same that he had heard before and the same that he will hear again today.

HDOTA Deputy Director Ross Higashi knows well the tour copter noise nuisance pollution debacle problem in Hawaii yet has taken no meaningful action to date. Ross, when are you going to to do your job and address this on going Airports Division disaster? The solution is so simple.

Dennis Roberts/Raquel Garvin, FAA Western-Pacific Regional Administrator have participated in multiple hearings on Hawaii Island where packed public meetings told Roberts of the unbearable incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution. These hearings took place on March 30, 2017 and April 16, 2018.

The FAA Western-Pacific Regional Administrator Raquel Garvin knows well the tour copter noise nuisance pollution debacle problem in Hawaii yet has taken no meaningful action to date. Raquel, when are you going to do your job and take meaningful action to address this on going FAA disaster? The solution is so simple.

Blue Hawaiian – Eric Lincoln, Paradise – Calvin Dorn, Safari – Preston Meyer, Sunshine – Paul Morris, Hawaii Island tour copter operators, met with HICoP on October 4, 2016 and HICoP told them in detail how their tour copter operations were negatively impacting those on the ground with their incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution. HICoP suggested a solution at that meeting.

Blue Hawaiian, Paradise, Safari, Sunshine, know well the tour copter noise nuisance pollution debacle problem in Hawaii yet have taken no meaningful action to date. Tour Copter Operators, when are you going to address your operational negative impacts and take meaningful action to address this on going Hawaii Tour Copter Debacle disaster and stop alientating the communities you do business in and show some Aloha? The solution is so simple.

Senators Schatz and Hirono, Representative Gabbard, received a 4 page letter dated September 28, 2016, describing in detail the Hawaii Tour Copter Debacle and requesting them as the Hawaii Congressional Delegation to address the tour copter issue. That letter was written and signed by then State Senator Kahele and now Representative Elect Kahele. Both Schatz and Gabbard had town halls on Hawaii Island on April 19, 2017, where they heard in detail from their constituents how the incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution was destroying their lives.

Schatz, Hirono, Gabbard, Kahele know well the tour copter noise nuisance pollution debacle problem in Hawaii yet have taken no meaningful action to date. Senators Schatz and Hirono, when are you going to do your job, represent your constituents and take meaningful action to address this on going disaster for your suffering constituents ? The solution is so simple.

It should be recognized that only Representative Ed Case has come forward and with truly meaningful actions represented all the people of Hawaii regarding the incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution Hawaii debacle.

Mahalo nui loa Ed!

The tour copter issue is so simple, transiting over occupied properties, inflicting the noise footprint totally unnecessarily on those on the ground.

The tour copter noise nuisance pollution solution is so simple, do not transit over occupied properties thereby removing the offending tour copter noise footprint.

Due to home isolation from the virus and the halt in tour copter operations due to the virus restrictions, the people on the ground in Hawaii now know and have experienced life without tour copter noise torture and yearn for this experienced serenity to become permanent as it should.

Of course the solution would be well received by your constituents when serenity is returned to them free from incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution but the solution is also of great benefit to the tour copter operators, since all complaints would cease and so would the clamour for meaningful action, action that has taken place in other jurisdictions where tour copter operations have been eliminated and/or severely limited, and all would live happily thereafter in Hawaii nei with Aloha.

HICoP’s only goal and purpose is to restore serenity to Hawaii free from incessant tour copter noise nuisance pollution.

Mahalo,

Bob
For the HICoP Board

Post Author: HANSTF