La Jolla Town Council to get helicopter udpdate

U.S. Marines exit CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters during the annual air show aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo, Courtesy

Bird Rock resident Ed Quinn, who has been soliciting the support of neighbors in the community in a drive to curb the growing number of problems associated with helicopter flyovers of La Jolla’s coastline, will share his concerns at the next meeting of La Jolla Town Council.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Jan 13 at the La Jolla Woman’s Club.

“A group of neighbors circulated a letter, which 132 people responded to,” said Quinn, who began documenting nighttime and early-morning helicopter flyovers several months ago . “We’ve also met with the Marines and the Navy.”

Quinn, who lives on Camino De La Costa, said the military has been responsive to listening to community concerns about helicopter noise and other issues, but cautioned it may take a while to get through the chain of command.

“The real issue is the course rules for the military,” he said. “When they take off from North Island and go over Crystal Pier they’re at very low levels, and they need to fly further out and further up.”

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