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Q: We live on West Palmer Drive and want to know what's up with plans to change the air traffic pattern so planes won't be buzzing our property at all hours.

A: Town Manager Fred Carpenter said the town made an application to the Federal Aviation Administration to change the air traffic patterns six or seven months ago, but there has been no decision on the request yet. Airport Manager Ted Anderson explained he is working on the details with the FAA and a decision should be made shortly after the first of the year. Following a decision, there is a time period allowed to educate the pilots. The change requested would have planes taking off and landing from an approach to the airport from the north, less populated area. Currently the pattern requires pilots to leave and approach the airport by flying over the developed area to the south -- Alpine Heights, Payson North, etc.

Call 474-5251, ext. 147, to reach Roundup's What's Up? line. Leave your question on the answering machine and we'll try to find the answer.

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