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Debating the necessity of mega-church's heli-pad | Federal Way letter to the editor

Come on, give me a break. Now the Treats want to build a heli-pad to shuttle them to their churches on Sunday ("Church's heliport irks some neighbors," Dec. 17).

The land developer planner, with Abbey Road Group, to oversee the proposal claims the noise study for the heli-pad was undergone in late May. Matt Cyr claims the residents will hardly notice the noise.

Easy for him to say, since he doesn't live across the street from this mega-church. Our illustrious Federal Way City Council changed zoning to fit into the building of Christian Faith Center (CFC). If the FAA says they cannot fly over residences and will not be authorized to fly during night hours, right. Then how come I have seen more helicopter air traffic, at night, from our house, on 12th Avenue SW, flying south, over Pacific Highway South during evening hours? By the way, they are not heading north to land at Sea-Tac airport. Must be my imagination.

Like Sea-Tac airport and the Port of Seattle, once again, the Treats will have their way, keep expanding until they have most if not all of the southeast area, around their mega-church, bought up. The FAA will do whatever it can to make a buck, as will the CFC. It's about the citizens of Federal Way, according to Casey Treat, but how many people can he bring into his church, as he and his wife live the high style, at our expense?

Move over Sea-Tac airport, you will have competition with Casey Treat's heliport. What's next CFC, a small runway for a small aircraft? Thank you very much, Federal Way City Council, for nothing.

To the Treats: Travel by normal transportation, or do you think you are above the citizens of Federal Way? That's what I thought.

Pat Gee

Federal Way

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