FAA Officials to Address Flight Path Concerns in Lake Arrowhead

 FAA Federal_Aviation_Administration.jpg  Washington D.C. ____ Representative Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that the Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) will host a Community Meeting with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials at 6:00 P.M., Thursday January 25th, at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials will address residents’ concerns about noise increases due to new flight patterns implemented by the FAA in an attempt to streamline airspace throughout Southern California. Representative Cook has worked with a bipartisan coalition of federal representatives, Supervisor Rutherford, and the Lake Arrowhead MAC to arrange the meeting with FAA officials.

Representative Cook has had multiple meetings with FAA official to discuss what can be done to move the flight path away from populated areas and just last month sent a survey to the entire Lake Arrowhead community to learn more about how the community has impacted.

Representative Cook said, "Since this issue was brought to my attention, I’ve worked closely with Supervisor Rutherford and my colleagues in the House and Senate to ensure the FAA hears the community’s voice. This meeting will provide mountain residents with the opportunity they should have had months ago: to hear from FAA officials about flight pattern changes that affected their community. I hope the FAA has heard the outcry from the residents over the past nine months and will be ready to offer a real solution.”  

Supervisor Rutherford, who represents Lake Arrowhead on the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors, said “I have received numerous emails and calls from residents upset about how the flight path change has disrupted their community. Like many in the community, I was disappointed in how the agency handled the public notices for the flight path changes. However, I appreciate that the FAA is making this effort to speak to residents.” 

David Caine, founder of Quiet Skies Lake Arrowhead, said “I am hopeful that this meeting will be productive in bringing quieter skies for the people of Lake Arrowhead. This meeting is long overdue, and I’d like to thank Congressman Cook and the rest of our elected representatives for continuing to hold the FAA accountable for their misguided and shortsighted actions. Lake Arrowhead residents will finally be able to have the public meeting that should have come long before any changes were implemented.”

The Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is located at 27984 CA-189 in Lake Arrowhead, California, 92352.



Janice Rutherford

Janice Rutherford was elected to serve as San Bernardino County’s Second District Supervisor in November 2010 after serving on the Fontana City Council for 10 years. She was selected to serve a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in January 2013 and re-elected as Second District Supervisor in 2014.

Supervisor Rutherford has led efforts to focus County resources on core public services, rein in pensions, protect local businesses, and restore public trust in County Government.

She serves on the boards of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Inland Empire Economic Partnership, Local Agency Formation Commission, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Joint Conference Committee and Omnitrans.