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The Bulletin also reports on non‐acoustical influencers that play into an individual ’ s perception of whether a noise is tolerable . For example after September 11th , it was reported in surveys by persons hearing military aircraft or emergency rescue helicopters that they felt safe and secure with hearing that noise . Conversely , persons reported being annoyed by civilian / commercial aircraft noise , especially if in the past the person had complained and there was no acknowledgement by the airport operator that there was an issue .
Ultimately , the Bulletin indicated that the data and modeling programs are not well developed for predicting annoyances associated with noise generated by military aircraft in low‐level flight corridors .
Findings
• Noise modeling data is not well developed for MTRs and special use airspaces between Seymour Johnson AFB and the DCR .
• There are no formal coordination procedures and limited communication with the communities impacted by the low‐level MTRs .
• The DOD undergoes a comprehensive environmental assessment to comply with NEPA requirements during any proposed new missions or mission changes ; however , the NEPA assessment does not evaluate noise generated by low‐level flight operations in the MTRs and Restricted Areas .
ISSUE NOI‐5
Compliance with Minimum Military Airspace Concern that aircraft fly belo in Military Training Routes an intensifies noise in communit
Compatibility Assessment There is a concern that operators of military air with the minimum floor altitudes in MTRs and R from 500 ft . AGL over sparsely settled areas and Areas .
These minimum flight altitudes and activation t are published by DOD and require pilot complia depending on the angle and trajectory of the ai any visual references , the public may not be ab actual altitude of an aircraft in flight .
Existing Tools
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The Bulletin also reports on non‐acoustical influencers that play into an  individual’s perception of whether a noise is tolerable.  For example after  September 11th, it was reported in surveys by persons hearing military  aircraft or emergency rescue helicopters that they felt safe and secure with  hearing that noise.  Conversely, persons reported being annoyed by civilian /  commercial aircraft noise, especially if in the past the person had  complained and there was no acknowledgement by the airport operator  that there was an issue.  ISSUE  NOI‐5  Concern that aircraft fly below minimum flight altitudes  in Military Training Routes and Restricted Areas which  intensifies noise in communities of overflight.    Compatibility Assessment Ultimately, the Bulletin indicated that the data and modeling programs are  not well developed for predicting annoyances associated with noise  generated by military aircraft in low‐level flight corridors.  There is a concern that operators of military aircraft do not always comply  with the minimum floor altitudes in MTRs and Restricted Areas which range  from 500 ft. AGL over sparsely settled areas and from surface in Restricted  Areas.    Findings  Noise modeling data is not well developed for MTRs and special use  airspaces between Seymour Johnson AFB and the DCR.   There are no formal coordination procedures and limited  communication with the communities impacted by the low‐level  MTRs.   The DOD undergoes a comprehensive environmental assessment to  comply with NEPA requirements during any proposed new missions or  mission changes; however, the NEPA assessment does not evaluate  noise generated by low‐level flight operations in the MTRs and  Restricted Areas.  These minimum flight altitudes and activation times for military airspaces  are published by DOD and require pilot c \X[K0[Yp\\0\[[۰p[p[0ZXܞpٰpZ\ܘY0[0p\[pٰ[p\X[0Y\[\0pXXX^p0pXpX\][p\\pXX[0[]Ypٰ[Z\ܘY0[Y 0000^\[‘Y[ܛX][ۈXX][ۈ\XH[[ T PJNXX[\HZ\XKSܝ[][Y\XBp0Y0[ܛX][۰XX][۰ܰ\Xp[[ T PJpݚY\Y0\[Y]\ܰXX[0\pZ\XpX0\\XY0\X\˰0pXX][۰X0\\]Y0Y[\p\\[ ۸$\X\][[0\X\][K0[0\p[0Z\XpX[Y\[0[\\Z[][p[[0Y[Yp[0pZ\X\[[\XK0pZ\Xp\ۙ[[YY0[\[0[Yp]0\p0[Z]Y0p[YpٰpZ\XK0][ۋ0[]]pܰ[0Z[[[]Y\ܰX0Z[]\pZ[[X]]p\]]ܚ^Y0\0[0\[0^\ٰ\][ۜ˰Yp KN8$ Ͱ\X[p]0Z[[][pܰ[]Y\[Z[]\pZ\Xp0Xܛ[0\ܝ0