Even the Queen is Distressed with Excessive Aviation Noise

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(click on image to view archived copy of the source article)

(click on image to view archived copy of the source article)

The proposed addition of a third parallel runway at Heathrow has been debated for decades. The proposal accommodates airlines, who have created artificial excess need for airline operations because they are using London as a hub in the profitable trans-Atlantic air transport business. The imbalance is obvious: corporations over people, profits over quality of life. Exactly as is happening in so many NextGen impact areas in the U.S.

Sadly, more and more people under the Heathrow flightpaths are being impacted. Indeed, this article notes that Her Majesty the Queen has acquired a sharp ear capable of discerning different aircraft types. She is known to comment ‘747’ or ‘Airbus’, as each overflight interrupts royal conversations at Windsor Castle.

NextGen Brings Us ‘Noise Canyons’

A recent tweet shared a new term: ‘Noise Canyons’. Evidently, the UK aviation authority, CAA, has adopted this term to describe the narrow corridors on the ground that are most impacted by newly deployed precision airline routes. The image above … Continue reading

The ‘All in the Mind’ Podcast on Aircraft Noise & Mental Health

QUOTE “…It actually blights your home. It’s the intrusion, principally, it’s the disturbance that it causes to your life and your well-being, and it’s difficult to relax. We’re on edge subconsciously, to some extent. There’s an anticipatory element to it, … Continue reading

‘Noise Action Week’ 2016

One of the aviation impact activists in the U.S., MSPFairSkies, tweeted this: They are correct… this is a good graphic shared by the Aviation Environment Foundation. It helps us see the real and growing impacts of aviation noise, including increases … Continue reading

Hundreds Attend Meeting to Protest NextGen Noise Impacts in Northern California

Bay Area elected officials are putting some pressure on FAA to fix impact problems created by the botched NextGen implementation. An estimated 450+ people attended a public meeting held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on May 25th. FAA Regional Administrator … Continue reading

MHFC: NextGen Enroute Delays & Noise Impacts over Vashon Island

An incredible airshow: Michael Huerta’s Flying Circus. In service to the airlines, FAA has carefully worked to bypass environmental review procedures while also embarking on a scheme to abandon wholesale decades worth of noise mitigation procedures. In their effort to … Continue reading

FAA’s NextGen Noise Has No Limits

The California Redwoods are a national treasure, a deep sensual experience. The Redwoods are yours to see, feel, smell and ponder … but you won’t want to hear them. Bring hearing protection; the experience has been destroyed by FAA’s NextGen.

Mental Health and Aircraft Noise: Frankly, Who Gives a Damn?

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Here’s a screen-cap of a tweet, linked to a thoughtful article about how aviation noise undermines mental health…

(click on image to view article at HACA,org.uk, or click here for a PDF copy)

(click on image to view article at HACAN,org.uk, or click here for a PDF copy), or click here for the original tweet.

44-Years and Counting: FAA’s Gross Failure of the ‘Noise Control Act of 1972’

Check out the recent thought-provoking Posts by attorney Stephen Taber, blogged at Aviation and Airport Development News. Mr. Taber is a former FAA attorney who has been blogging since at least 2007. A closer look at his blog suggests he … Continue reading