Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hertz pilot appointed to the Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF) noise committee

John Mastrocinque, aviation manager for The Hertz Corporation, has been appointed to the Naples Municipal Airport Noise Compatibility Committee for a four-year term. He replaces Naples Realtor Bill Goddard, who served on the committee since 2006 and represented the geographic area southeast of the airport.

Mastrocinque has 35 years of experience in aviation as maintenance technician, pilot and manager. Before joining Hertz in 2012, he held positions in the corporate flight departments of IBM, The Home Depot and Xerox. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mastrocinque maintains an airframe and power plant license and nine certificates for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. He has been a Naples resident since 2013.

“John already has made significant contributions to our work. The committee recognized him in January for making us aware of how pilots can use idle-reverse thrust to make landings quieter,” said Ernest Linneman, committee chair. “John’s experience and practical approach make him a welcome addition to the committee.”

The Noise Compatibility Committee helps monitor the impact of aircraft noise and makes recommendations about noise-mitigation procedures for consideration by the Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.

In addition to Linneman, the committee includes Vice Chair Bruce Bickelmann, Bruce Byerly, City Council Member Doug Finlay, Justin Lobb, Richard Mellon, Robert Metzler and Gary Revall.

To learn more about airport noise and the challenges faced in making the airport quieter, log onto, and click on the Noise Abatement tab. The public is invited to attend Noise Compatibility Committee meetings; the next is scheduled for March 31 at 9 a.m. at the Airport Office Building conference room.

Naples Municipal Airport welcomed the return of scheduled airline service on Feb. 27 when Elite Airways began flights to Newark, New Jersey, and Portland, Maine. The airport is home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses, as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services. During the 2014-15 fiscal year, the airport accommodated 99,569 takeoffs and landings.

All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact to the community at $283.5 million.

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