Representative Cook is grateful, “This is welcome news for
Washington D.C. Representative
Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced Thursday February 21, 2019 that the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun work on a new flight pattern
over the Lake Arrowhead area. The current flight pattern, in use since 2017,
has generated numerous complaints from local residents over impacts to their
quality of life.
Cook met with the FAA multiple times throughout
2017 and the beginning of 2018, the FAA implemented a nighttime change as a
temporary stopgap while it continued to study a complete route change. While
this change provided some relief, Representative
Cook continued to meet with FAA officials to advocate for
a permanent change that moves the route away from Lake Arrowhead.
The FAA will continue developing this new
pattern and will make it publicly available.
Additionally, it will be conducting all required environmental studies and
Paul Cook said, “This result would not have been possible
without the support of Supervisor Janice Rutherford and all of the local
residents who made their voices heard to correct this issue. I’m gratified the
FAA has done the right thing and begun working on a permanent solution to this
problem. This is welcome news for mountain residents who have been plagued by
this issue for almost two years, and I’ll continue working with FAA officials
to ensure this is implemented as quickly as possible.”
Paul Cook is a member of the House Natural Resources and
Services Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26
Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was
the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.