D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said Wednesday she plans to introduce a bill requiring helicopters in District airspace to fly at the maximum altitude permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
There would be a few exceptions — namely for active law enforcement investigations, transporting the president and vice president and safety.
“I hear from D.C. residents almost daily about helicopter noise,” Norton said in a statement. “Helicopters can harm health, quality of life and structural integrity of homes. I am pursuing a multipronged approach to combat helicopter noise in D.C., from working with federal agencies that fly helicopters in D.C. airspace to pursuing legislation.”
Maryland Democrats Jamie Raskin and Dutch Ruppersberger and Virginia Democrat Don Beyer are also on the Quiet Skies Caucus.