The only way the citizens of northeast Queens are going to get results from the industry-slanted Federal Aviation Administration is to start protesting immediately in front of their offices, government buildings and airline ticket offices.
As co-founder of Sane Aviation for Everyone, we demonstrated on site against the US Open diversion when it was first proposed, fearing then that it would expand to what is going on now: the hazardous Tnnis climb. We also pressured out the noisiest jet ever created, Boeing’s 727, then called the Whisper Jet.
Those dangerous airplanes should only be taking off from LaGuardia Airport’s safer Whitestone climb over Flushing Meadows Corona Park for an extra margin of safety, not over the densely populated bedroom communities of northeast Queens.
Brian Williams’ report on “NBC Nightly News” Oct. 18 that O’Hare Airport in Chicago just opened a new runway that will allow a jet to take off every 15 seconds, thus creating a “jet noise continuum.” This is what we now have in Queens during rush hour take-offs.
That’s what the folks at the FAA have in store for Queens.
Instead of listening to their promises, northeast Queens residents and businesses must start making some noise of their own immediately.
Organize legal rallies, protests and boycotts to put the spotlight on those responsible for this risky business activity. (We all saw what a fully fueled jet could do Sept. 11, 2001.)
Your health and real estate wealth is at stake.
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