Suspicion confirmed: drones are “a noisy nuisance,” says the majority of submissions made to an inquiry formed to address complaints arising during a drone delivery trial. Let’s hope they aren’t coming soon to your neighborhood.
What compelling need delivery drones serve? We come up empty. Meanwhile, the ugly truth about them is they are noisy, and a fleet of them will be horrific.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about a new tool for those bothered by airplane noise: Airnoise. Airnoise allows people living under flight paths to file noise complaints with just a simple touch of a button.
London’s Heathrow encourages quiet, electric aircraft by offering free landing charges for a year to the UK’s first electric plane. Why can’t the U.S. do this too?
No one told you drone delivery would be so damn loud, but it’s true. So why are we rushing
toward drone delivery when alternatives already exist?
Congress reauthorizes the FAA and expressly addresses noise in a subtitle. Kudos to the Quiet Skies Coalition groups for keeping the pressure on the FAA.