The residents of University Village and Tri-Taylor recently met up with Alderman Jason Ervin to ensure that their grievances over the noise pollution coming from Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport was built a year ago and currently provides a base for tourism operations, aerial photography, holds executive charters and private helicopters. As reported by Aviation Today, it is the largest vertical helicopter landing base in North America.
The base is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and locals report that the noise is constant. The FAA has been contacted with regards to this matter but surprisingly, the FAA does not regulate helicopter heliports. Vertiport does however set voluntary no-fly restrictions in order to traffic flights.
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