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.
Airplane noise is a real problem in San Francisco, but something may finally be done since Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) experienced the noise firsthand when recovering from surgery at home.