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 Gatwick).
Worldwide, NextGen impacts are driven by technology, airline greed and captured aviation regulators, so we stand to learn a lot when we microblog on social media.
Currently, some of the most active Twitter hotspots for U.S. activism against FAA’s NextGenHell (#NextGenHellFAA) include:
- Phoenix (see @PHXQuietSkies)
- Charlotte (see @StopCLTNoise)
- Chicago (see @FAiRChicago)
- Minneapolis (see @MSPFairSkies)
- the New York area (see @SkiesOverNassau or @SusieTVaddict)
- and, a more nationally-scoped microblogger, @AvJustice.
FAA is making plenty of noise with their NextGen route implementations. To quiet them, we need to make at least as much noise back, and carefully coordinate our efforts.
As an example, here is an image showing a recent tweet out of Phoenix:
As another example, check out the great summary of how NextGen is adversely impacting people around Charlotte [KCLT], as blogged (and tweeted) by @StopCLTNoise. (here is a PDF version to download and share)