Due to constant complaints about noise disrupting the natural peace that is the Grand Canyon, the National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration will hold a meeting July 28, 2009. The meeting will take place from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the High Country Conference Center at 300 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, Arizona.
The meeting is open to the public, but attendees will be limited to making brief comments at the end. Have spent 100’s of hours in the Grand Canyon, I can personally attest to the noise problem. It would seem to make sense, that overflights could be directed to areas of the canyon that are not already congested with tourists, allowing at least some sense of the natural environment undisturbed by planes and helicopters. More information here. If you have had an experience with this issue, please leave a comment to open discussion!