TECHNICAL BACKGROUND: INTERIM CRITERIA FOR PLANNING ROTARY-WING AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC PATTERNS, AND SITING NOISE-SENSITIVE LAND USES

This report presents interim criteria for locating rotary-wing aircraft traffic patterns and ingress and egress corridors into an airfield/heliport to avoid conflict with noise-sensitive land uses, and provides criteria for planners to site noise-sensitive land uses with respect to the established airfield/heliport and established flight corridors. These interim criteria are required because the exact Air Force technique for predicting fixed-wing aircraft noise cannot currently be used due to the upredictability of helicopter flight patterns; these criteria are the basis for interim procedures established in a companion report, User Manual: Interim Procedure for Planning Rotary-Wing Aircraft Traffic Patterns and Siting Noise-Sensitive Land Uses (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Interim Report N-10, 1976). (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-A031 450.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  USA  61820
  • Authors:
    • Schomer, P D
    • Homans, B L
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-IR-N-9 Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM