A proposed change to the airspace over Peachtree DeKalb Airport (PDK) in the Atlanta area has airport officials, pilots and the airport’s neighbors worried.
According to a column by Ralph Hood in his Airport Business blog, the FAA proposes to lower the bottom altitude of Class B airspace in the area to straighten the approach and departure of aircraft operating in/out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL). That would lower the bottom of Class B to 5,000 feet over PDK, which is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the Southeast.
In the blog he notes:
“Any way you look at it, the plan will compress more aircraft (many of them VFR) into less airspace and that does have a bearing on safety.”