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Protest FAA plan over airplane noise

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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.

Joe Fabio

Flushing

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daniela addeo from bayside says:
I agree with Fabio's opinion.
Dgide@aol.com
Nov. 6, 2013, 8:13 am
Enough whining from Queens says:
Planes flying mean a better economy, so quit whining. Anyone who bought a house after the airports opening knew they were there so stop complaining. The only one who have a right to complain are those whose families have owned their homes for 80 year or more. If you want quite, move to Montana.
Nov. 6, 2013, 3:38 pm
Nav says:
@Enough whining,

I urge you to please keep your narrow minded opinions to yourself. If you do not agree, then I would suggest you express yourself in a more intelligent and mature manner, if at all possible.
Nov. 7, 2013, 12:27 am
david from park slope says:
Yes yes yes.... only people who bought more than 80 years ago should be allowed to complain about jet noise, I myself enjoy watching them on The final, so a bought a house in the right spot..... and there us plengy of room for more runways, at both nyc airports, nothing a little fill can't take care of..........tree huggers are selfish uniformed liberals just like all liberals
Nov. 21, 2013, 5:33 pm

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