Borough President Helen Marshall and other elected officials are upset about a change in flight patterns emanating from LaGuardia Airport because of noise complaints from Bayside and Whitestone residents, claiming the Federal Aviation Administration failed to inform them of the change (“Boro pols slam FAA over poor flight planning,” Flushing Times, Sept. 13-19).
I am not aware any of these politicians have the slightest expertise in flight planning, and pandering to two communities for political purposes does not anoint them with such knowledge. The residents of my community, Kew Garden Hills, have suffered for many years with LaGuardia Airport aircraft noise without Marshall or any other official lifting a finger to assist us.
That Bayside and Whitestone will now share some of the discomfort we all endure is the price we all pay to derive substantial economic benefits to the city that flow from LaGuardia Airport.
It would be better for all of us if elected officials confine their activities to legislating that benefits all the city residents, not a small group of complainers who fail to recognize life is a two-way street.
We share benefits and discomforts equally.
Civic Association of Kew Garden Hills
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