Bob Hope Airport will host a public workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to gather input from nearby residents about aircraft noise.
Residents can also learn about the study the airport is conducting to analyze the current and five-year forecast for aircraft noise at the airfield.
The primary purpose for the study is to continue receiving federal funding for the airport’s ongoing residential sound-proofing program, which has provided new window and doors, as well as other sound insulation measures, to more than 2,220 residences and four schools around the airport at a cost of more than $100 million since the early 1990s.
Due to quieter aircraft, past residential sound-proofing projects and less activity at Bob Hope Airport, the noise impact area around the airfield has shrunk from 375 acres in 1978 to only 19 acres today, according to airport officials.
The workshop will held in an open-house format in the Skyroom in Terminal A.
Validated parking will be available in the short-term parking structure across from the terminal.
-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News