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Should the Government Turn Down the Airport VolumeNEW YORK—On bad days, Cecilia Cody is awake sometime between 5:30 and 6 a.m., when the roar of the first airplane jolts her out of bed. As the day goes on, the flights can soar over her home in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens every couple of minutes, so loud that they drown out the TV even when her windows are shut. (www.govexec.com) More...
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The planes from 20, 30 or 40 years ago were much, much louder. And I bet the houses were there at that time, too. It's been the same thing for 50 years......move next to the airport, then cry about the noise and "health" issues and tell the airport to get lost.
The noise doesn't bother me so much. My house in Texas is right under the flight path for DFW. I grew up on Air Force bases (B-52s and F-4s are very efficient at converting JP-4 into noise), so it's almost a comforting sound. The silence when DFW is not operating (a very rare event) is almost deafening.
Some people like to complain about everything.... if they moved away, they would probably complain their bedroom is too small, move them again, the freeway is too loud, move them again its too quiet. I'd tell them, 'Go live in a padded cell, a large one, with your TV and bed and let aviation enthusiasts and workers get on with life'.
"It’s also left communities near major airports desperate for relief as roaring planes started flying lower in precise patterns over their houses" The key term here is communities near airports. Why would you move to or live in one of these communities if you don't want to hear plane noise?? I believe with the exception of KDEN and KECP, if you live near a "major" airport, chances are pretty good that you moved there and that the airport was there first.
The FAA stated that 65% of the complaints at RSW came from the same individual on Fort Myers Beach, well away from the airport and most of the approach to 06. We are closer than the chronic complainer and it bothers none here although the 0600 takeoff runs are our backup alarm. Whoever this guy is, he must have a zero tolerance for anything greater than his car which unfortunately has not found the nearest entrance to I-75 and returned him to New York where he can have peace and quiet.