A public hearing takes place Aug. 6 at Robert A. Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks for the Federal Aviation Administration to take input on regulating helicopter noise in Los Angeles.

The hearing is at the request of U.S. Rep. Howard Berman, who last summer introduced legislation aimed at reducing helicopter noise in residential areas.

The FAA will issue a report that is a prerequisite for any legislative solution on helicopter noise

For the past year, helicopter noise has become a hot-button issue in the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles such as the Beachwood Canyon area in the Hollywood Hills near the Hollywood sign, which tend to attract low-flying aircraft.

The hearing starts at 6:30 p.m.

Millikan Middle School is located at 5041 Sunnyslope Ave., Sherman Oaks.

Mark R. Madler