Ohio State Airport Advisory Committees to Meet
Posted Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:04 pm EST
News Advisory. For immediate release: November 29, 2005
The Ohio State Airport Advisory Board and the Ohio State Airport Noise Advisory Committee, two newly
appointed groups representing nearby communities, airport users and airport staff, will meet at 7
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Ohio State Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratory, 2300
West Case Road, according to William A. ¯Bud¯ Baeslack III, Dean of the College of Engineering.
The primary purpose of this initial joint meeting will be to inform the two groups about the Airport
facility and operations, and provide an update on the status of activities related to the
establishment of an effective airport noise complaint system and airport development. The purpose,
goals and organization of the two groups will be discussed. Baeslack said the advisory board and
noise advisory committee will be asked to review and make recommendations to the University
Administration and Airport staff about the operations, capital improvements and development of the
Ohio State Airport. These groups will also serve an important role in promoting effective
communications between Ohio State, the Airport, and surrounding communities.
The advisory board members, appointed by Baeslack, represent the communities of Columbus,
Worthington, Riverlea and Dublin; airport users including a personal aircraft owner, the corporate
flight department, a student and a commercial (landside) operator; and one member each from the
Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Northwest Civic
Association, Columbus Flight Watch, WOOSE, an informal neighborhood organization, and the
The noise advisory committee members will represent the communities of Columbus, Worthington,
Riverlea and Dublin; airport users including a personal aircraft owner and the corporate flight
department; and MORPC, Northwest Civic Association, Columbus Flight Watch, WOOSE and the University.
The purpose of this group will be to work with the Airport staff to fully optimize the Airport noise
The activities of both groups will be facilitated by Cathy Ferrari, recently-hired manager of
external relations for the Ohio State Airport. Ferrari joined the airport after a 16-year career in
corporate communications for American Electric Power. She will be responsible for working closely
with the communities on airport issues and will manage a new state-of-the-art noise complaint system
with a radar receiver and data collection system. The new systems are expected to be operating in
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