Mile-Hi Skydive’s ‘Noise-Offset Strategy’ gets a big ‘Thumbs Down’

Skydiving operators like Frank Casares at the airport in Longmont, CO are well aware that they generate lots of noise. They select their equipment for maximum climb rate, and they pressure their pilots to maximize the number of trips in each day. … Continue reading

Airport Noise: Fifteen Ways to Quiet the Skies

The following list was compiled by one of the oldest groups advocating for cleaner and less impactful aviation in the United States: US-CAW (U.S.-Citizens Aviation Watch). A reference to ‘Stage IV’ suggests this was compiled long ago, even as early … Continue reading

IMPACT: Skydiving Noise

Below is a list of communities with documented skydiving noise impacts, as well as a list of locations with proposed skydiving operations. Links to further information on each airport are included. This list is under construction. Readers are encouraged to forward … Continue reading

Relief From Helicopter Noise: It Can be Done!

As we spool up to endure the next General Election, some campaigns may seek to control the impacts from aviation at the events they stage. They may want to eliminate or reduce noise (don’t we all!!); they may want to prevent … Continue reading

A Sample Letter to Congress, Seeking Help to Manage Excessive Skydiving Noise

“The current FAA rules actually provide loopholes that serve to protect offenders and prevent the application and enforcement of reasonable noise standards for aviation operators. Many of these aviation businesses that create excessive community noise impacts are based at airports … Continue reading

FAA’s NextGen Hydra: Breathing Hellish Noise-Fire Upon Charlotte, NC

When the noise seems to never go away, in areas where only months before there just wasn’t any airport noise, people tend to get worn out. The noise becomes an occupying force, a controlling presence. Perhaps it was after nights of … Continue reading

A Visitor to Longmont, CO, Shocked by the Skydiving Noise…

…over and over again, by Mile-Hi Skydiving, while the family tries to enjoy a Sunday morning celebration for their high school graduate. This Letter to Editor tells the story quite well: Yet another example of FAA’s failure to manage aviation impacts. … Continue reading

Twitter Being Used to Help Fight Aviation Noise

Twitter is becoming a powerful venue for people to share NextGen noise concerns, vent frustrations, and coordinate activism. Even better, the exchange extends around the world, with active participation near Toronto (e.g., see @FairFlightPath) and London (see @planeondaroof for Heathrow, or  @Crowsays_no for … Continue reading