The following is a presentation made by Airport Community Roundtable member Brian Cox at the National League of Cities Conference hosted in Charlotte November 15-18, 2017.
Most attendees were board and council members from other cities affected by arrival and departure changes related to the FAA's Nextgen implementation. Several Charlotte area residents also attended.
The session was hosted by NOISE, an advocacy group that assists local communities at the national level. Other speakers included Emily Tranter, National Coordinator for NOISE, and Nancy Young, VP of Environmental Affairs for Airlines for America, an airlines lobby organization.
Brian framed his presentation as "his story" from "his lens," pointing out there are many other similar stories of neighborhoods previously unaffected by airport traffic that are now in the crosshairs of noise and emissions.