Excessive airplane noise must be reduced

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For the last three days, and as I write this letter to the editor, it sounds like a ballistic missile is screaming above the homes of the Broadway-Flushing Historic District. I am sure it is much worse in downtown Flushing.

The FAA must help the LGA Committee develop alternative flight patterns that disburse noise, make planes fly higher, and advance the FAA’s CLEEN Program (Continuous Lower Energy Emissions and Noise) in the long term. The FAA must help TRACON (New York Terminal Radio Approach Control) coordinate flight patterns between JFK and LGA. Except for dire emergencies, air traffic controllers must consider every alternative before using any anti-noise mitigation flight pattern such as TNNIS or anything that resembles it.

Any flight pattern that concentrates this level of noise and causes this much destruction must be abolished. It is just wrong to cause this much hardship to our health, property, and the environment. The LGA Committee and NYCAR will keep fighting towards a positive and equitable outcome. The FAA’s overall mandate is one of safety and their record is exemplary, but the FAA will never achieve a successful modernization of the air traffic system at the expense and sacrifice of people living on the ground.

The LGA Committee and NYCAR (New York Community Aviation Roundtable) want to work with the FAA and Port Authority to develop these noise mitigation flight patterns and foster better coordination with TRACON. The traveling public deserves no less, and our lives and homes depend on it. We simply cannot live with this level of excessive airplane noise that never existed before 2012.

Maria Becce


Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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Joe Brostek from Broadway-Flushing says:
Dear Editor,
I strongly commend Maria Becce for her continuing efforts to stop the "aerial assault" on our community. As a resident of the Flushing community for many years, I can sincerely say that the noise in the past few years is louder than it has ever been. We must not let our voices be drowned out by low-flying planes!
Joe Brostek
April 9, 3:06 pm
Andy Cheung from Fresh Meadows says:
I live in 190th street between 75th Avenue.
The aircraft noise here is not any better from your area. The low flying planes are either taking off or landing from Guardian Airport between the hours from 6:00 in the morning until 11:00 pm (each flight is 30 seconds apart)every day. Since they are low flying planes, it created the noise that is unbearable and health hazards to humans. I had make many complaints to my local congresswoman Ms Grace Meng and FAA since 2016 so far the noise problem is still remain the same (getting wrost).
The airline Companies are making so much profits by adding more flights to the sky with no regard to the ppl whom live in the affected neighborhood. I think the public officials should ban the low flying planes in Queens and redo the flight paths so that we can get back our quiet community. I just want to voiced my opinion to this matter.


Andy Cheung
Aug. 24, 11:49 am

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