A Table with Links for Selected Communities

AZ: Phoenix Skyrocketing complaints due to impacts in the classic NextGen pattern: FAA allows early turns and lower altitudes, claiming the impacts will not be significant … then delays for years fixing the obvious problem. Meanwhile, profits expand for dominant airlines Southwest and American.

Activism: [Phoenix Quiet Skies (twitter)]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
CA: Palo Alto New NextGen arrival procedures are putting flights lower, further out, and under concentrated routes.

Activism: [Sky Posse Palo Alto]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
CA: San Diego FAA’s SoCal Metroplex project includes plans to make lower NextGen departures, increasing noise impacts over residential areas.

Activism: [SANNoise]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
CA: Santa Cruz New NextGen arrival procedures are putting flights lower, further out, and under concentrated routes.

Activism: [Save Our Skies Santa Cruz]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
CA: Santa Monica Lead and jet exhaust pollution, plus noise impacts due to flight instruction and air charters. This is an unsafe airport surrounded by a residential community, and it should have been closed decades ago.

Activism: [CRAAP]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
CO: Longmont Severe noise impact over a wide area, caused by an exurban skydive operator. As is common, the operator offsets his climbs far from their airport, imposing the noise onto people unaware of why they have so much aircraft noise.

Activism: [Citizens for Quiet Skies]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
IL: Chicago FAA supported city leaders who raced to regain the title of #1 busiest airport in the world. Runways were added, and NextGen procedures created a huge jump in noise complaints.

Activism: [FAIR Allocation in Runways]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
MA: Boston A major airport at which FAA is helping enhance profits for dominant airlines American, JetBlue and Southwest. Meanwhile, neighborhood impacts are off the charts.

Activism: [BOS Fair Skies Coalition]
[Boston West Fair Skies]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
MN: Minneapolis – St Paul An airport dominated by Delta, where FAA’s pattern continues: airline revenues are more important than quality of life for airport neighbors.

Activism: [MSP FairSkies Coalition]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
NC: Charlotte NextGen impacts at the fastest growing U.S. commercial airport, where FAA is helping American/USAirways to build a large hub to compete with Atlanta.

Activism: [StopCLTNoise (twitter)]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
NY: East Hampton Mostly low-level helicopter inundating the area with expensive aerial commutes, especially on weekends.

Activism: [Quiet Skies Coalition]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
NY: Long Island Controllers routinely make arriving flights follow the ‘Arc of Doom‘, low and slow over tens of miles of residential subdivisions.

Activism: [PlaneSense4LI]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
NY: Prospect Park Heavy noise impact by air traffic using both La Guardia and JFK airports.

Activism: [Prospect Park Quiet Skies]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
NY: Queens FAA and airlines have pressured for decades, to expand capacity at La Guardia. Many densely populated urban neighborhoods suffer the consequences, especially in Flushing.

Activism: [Queens Quiet Skies]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
OR: Aurora Formerly a moderate-activity uncontrolled GA field south of Portland, but more recently taken over as a suburban jetport for corporate flying. Activities by FAA, the State, and local pilots were scandalous, when a lengthened runway was ramrodded through a few years ago.

Activism: [Friends of French Prairie]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
OR: Hillsboro Both FAA and the airport authority (Port of Portland) have bent over backwards accommodating a local flight school that imports students from around the world. The result is a high level of lead pollution and helicopter noise far in excess of what airport neighbors should have to contend with.

Activism: [Oregon Aviation Watch]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
OR: Molalla Skydive noise, offset miles to the northeast to avoid the arrival corridor into Portland International [KPDX]. [Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
OR: Mulino A normally very quiet airport in exurban Portland, with a new skydiving operator. The airport is also used for flight instruction (mostly out of Hillsboro [KHIO] and Troutdale [KTTD]), and maintenance flights out of nearby Aurora Airport [KUAO]. [Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]
WA: Seattle While swearing up and down they were bringing ‘Greener Skies’ to the Seattle area, FAA ended up flying lower, with turns closer to the airport, impacting many new noise victims. Beacon Hill and Vashon Island are two major impact areas.

Activism: [Quieter Skies Task Force of SE Seattle’s Beacon Hill]
[Airport-Page] [Reference] [Search]

NOTE: only a few locations have been posted as of 3/17/2016; this new webpage is under construction, and readers are strongly encouraged to contact the website administrator with suggestions of airports to add, documents to archive, etc.
…future additions list…

  • KCDC, KMHR, KRYY, 12J, KJMR,
  • Culver City, CA; Safety Harbor, FL;