#FightTheFlights

Please join us @ Bryant Library this Wednesday the 19th. More information can be found in the “Events” section of this website.

N. Hempstead Asks FAA to Redirect Air Traffic

The Town of North Hempstead wants the Federal Aviation Administration to redirect their air traffic so residents can live in peace.

Residents are continuously calling the Town due to the incessant aircraft noise occurring over their communities, according to Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

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FAA planning to authorize new approach to Newark Airport

This means some random community will be targeted without warning, and will be subjected to the non-stop barrage of low flying arrivals that we already see here in Nassau.  This new approach will impede arrivals onto JFK runway 13L, which will also mean, more arrivals over runway 22 that loop around Long Island.

*13L is used in combination with 22R/L when JFK is using 3-runway configuration.

Representative Grace Meng has sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta voicing her concerns, also signed by Rep. Joe Crowley, Rep. Greg Meeks, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and Rep. Steve Israel.

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North Hempstead Aircraft Noise Committee Releases Newsletter Reporting on Initiatives and Possible Remedies

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced that the Town’s Aircraft Noise Public Education and Outreach Committee has released a newsletter, which is now available on the Town’s website. The newsletter includes articles regarding the rise of aircraft noise in the Town, how it affects the quality of life, information about local initiatives and possible remedies for the problem. You can read the full report at: www.northhempsteadny.gov/aircraftnoise.

“Airplane noise is a quality of life issue that affects our residents and these committees serve as a conduit to bring their concerns to our federal officials and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),” said Supervisor Bosworth.

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North Hempstead Takes New Steps To Fight Increased Aircraft Noise

The Town of North Hempstead has created two aircraft noise committees in 2015 to help advocate for reduction in overhead aircraft noise.

Now, Supervisor Judi Bosworth has announced a newsletter will provide residents with updates on meetings between the committees and the Federal Aviation Administration, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

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Mayor of East Hills to County Exec and Supervisor: Sue The FAA Now! It’s Plane Wrong!

Mayor Koblenz, on Monday, April 11th, wrote to County Executive Ed Mangano and to Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, Judi Bosworth, calling on them to consider immediately suing the FAA to gain equal distribution of the flight patterns. In the past, he had tried other avenues of recourse, but “they have been unavailing” he said. “Hopefully, through a law suit against the FAA we could gain some relief from the excessive noise and pollution.”

Below are links to copies of the letters which were sent to these officials.

Letter to County Executive Mangano
Letter to Supervisor Bosworth

http://www.villageofeasthills.org/

Meng Introduces Legislation Requiring EPA to Take Over Efforts to Combat Airplane Noise Over Queens

With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doing virtually nothing to mitigate the barrage of increased airplane noise over Queens, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) introduced legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take the lead in combatting aircraft noise over the borough, as well as in affected communities across the country.

The Congresswoman’s bill is cosponsored by Reps. Joe Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx), Steve Israel (D-Queens/L.I.), Kathleen Rice (D-L.I.), Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Mike Quigley (D-IL).

Read more here:
https://meng.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/meng-introduces-legislation-requiring-epa-to-take-over-efforts-to-combat

(Un)welcomed return of JFK 22R

As of today, JFK air traffic controllers have switched from the combined used of 22L and 13L for arrivals, to 22L/R full time.

What does this mean?  Remember how terrible the noise and air was in April (just before runway reconstruction)?  It will be worse than that.  22R was modified wider and longer to accommodate the heavies.

Good luck getting any rest going forward, and prepare your lungs to inhale the particulate matter emitted from the aircrafts above from now until Congress figures out how to stomp out NextGen (not likely).  Problem is, the airline industry has powerful lobbyist (Global Gateway Alliance) who are fighting very hard to keep NextGen alive.  Corrupted officials’ wallets are getting heavier, while Autism runs rampant on the Island.

Goodbye to your welfare, and good luck.

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/news/2015/09/28/port-authority-reopens-runway-at-jfk-after-makeover.html

Federal grant adds $3.1M for study to curb Kennedy Airport airplane noise

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who both helped secure the funding, said in a joint statement that the federal Department of Transportation will contribute $3.1 million to the analysis, known as a Part 150 study. A similar grant for LaGuardia Airport is expected to be announced soon, officials said.

LaGuardia funds to follow shortly.

Read more @ Newsday