STEELE CREEK NEWS
Path Maps from February Residents Association Meeting
2016) At the Steele Creek Residents Association Annual Meeting in
February, Charlotte Douglas International Airport Staff displayed
two maps showing flight paths for airplanes passing over Steele
Creek. They now have provided copies of these maps. Click on either
image below to view a PDF version of the map.
The first map shows
flight paths for airplanes landing in a northbound approach to the
airport on February 23, 2016. Airplanes aproaching from the north must fly past the
airport on either the east or west and turn to approach the runways
from the south. This map does not show paths of airplanes taking off
towards the north.
The second map shows
flight paths for airplanes departing in a southbound direction from
the airport on February 24, 2016. Airplanes with destinations
towards the north must turn soon after takeoff. Flight paths to the
southwest reflect implementation of Phase 1 of the Charlotte
airspace modernization on October 15, 2015. The result is more
dispersion of airplane takeoff routes and thus more dispersion of
The maps show
erroneous boundaries of Steele Creek that Google Maps unfortunately
continues to display.
The FAA is holding a meeting on the next phase of the Charlotte airspace modernization from 6:00
to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13th at
Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center. See
FAA ANNOUNCEMENT for details.
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