Why the FAA Reauthorization Act has not fixed airport noise comes down to a number of factors. But first, it’s because Congress gave the FAA permission to ignore the neighborhoods below flightpaths.
The Pittsburgh International Airport has created a noise refuge for autistic kids and adults. Presley’s Place is a space where they can go to calm down and get ready to fly.
Kudos to three NYC council members who have proposed banning nonessential helicopter flights over the city. The flights are a security and health risk and it’s time to bring them to an end.
Helicopter crash in Manhattan shows risks of Uber’s “urban air-taxi” fantasy go beyond horrendous noise. An accident above is potentially dangerous to everyone below.
Aircraft noise is a problem inside the plane, too, says Dr. Daniel Fink. He wears noise-canceling headphones when he flies and recommends that you do, too.
FAA ok’s Google to start drone deliveries. Think airplane noise is terrible? Wait until Google & Amazon make your neighborhood a hellscape with fleets of drones.