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Aviation noise in Southern California - interesting parallels with DCA -- August 8, 2018

posted Aug 26, 2018, 6:36 PM by MoCo Quiet Skies   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 9:42 PM ]

Airport noise — from La Mesa to La Jolla | San Diego Reader


There are some interesting parallels with our local situation.



a new rapprochement between recently tone deaf aviation officials and irritated residents in the flight paths may now be in the offing. After two years of Federal Aviation Administration missteps in implementing new flight patterns, the agency and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority have hired consultants to work with local residents to determine changes to alleviate some of the latest noise problems.


As the residents and the consultants work together, the FAA has a word of warning. No change shall be accepted that causes noise to neighborhoods that haven’t yet been hearing it. The FAA might have thought to set the example.


“We bought and moved into our La Mesa home in June 2015,” says Marie Knox, “and there weren’t any commercial airliners that we could hear or see over or near the house. We could see them out our front window, a good distance south, going in to land, but could barely hear them. Then, in November of last year, the week of Thanksgiving, everything changed overnight.