Welcome to TVASNAC!

The Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee

Please join us to learn about issues related to aircraft noise. Meetings are typically held the 4th Monday of each month. Locations can vary. Check the Town Calendar monthly to verify the meeting date, time and location.

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The mission of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee was established at its inception on July 1, 1966.

At that time the Presiding Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead convened the mayors of ten incorporated villages from the southwest quadrant of Nassau County to designate representatives, and form a committee.

TVASNAC was to engage the sponsor of John F. Kennedy Airport (the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey), and the Federal Aviation Administration on the issues of aircraft noise and other environmental concerns caused by the airport. For more than five decades TVASNAC has challenged the FAA and the Port Authority to improve the quality of life for residents and homeowners. The committee has grown to include additional villages affected by the changes in flight paths with the inception of Airspace Redesign and NEXTGEN.

The Committee has recently worked with the New York State Legislature (Assembly and Senate), to introduce legislation that would compel the Port Authority to conduct a Part 150 Study for JFK Airport.

TVASNAC Mission Statement

The mission of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety & Noise Abatement Committee (TVASNAC) is to promote the health, safety, and quality of life for the residents of the Town of Hempstead by reducing aircraft noise. This is done by advocating our concerns to, and working with, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other stakeholders, to find ways to reduce aircraft noise over our communities.

2021 Goals:

  • Strengthen our relationships with our federal elected officials and use these partnerships to more effectively advocate our positions to the FAA, through meetings, legislation and other means.
  • Advocate for the use of the “glide slope” rather than “step down” method for aircraft arriving at JFK Airport. This will allow aircraft approaching JFK to remain higher when flying over our communities and reduce the noise caused by engine thrust.
  • Advocate for more equitable distribution of approaching and departing flights, thereby reducing the noise impact that is currently disproportionately felt by certain communities.


The following Town of Hempstead villages are members of TVASNAC:

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2021-2022 Calendar of Meetings

  • Monday, June 28, 2021
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Monday, August 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Monday, November 22, 2021
  • No December meeting
  • Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Monday, May 23, 2022

This meeting has been scheduled so as not to coincide with religious holidays occurring in September.

Meeting Minutes

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