I have read that the Federal Aviation Administration plans to implement its plan to change departure procedures from LaGuardia Airport. This means a constant stream of aircraft will continue coming over our homes in northeast Queens. The FAA has been “testing” the changes during the past six months and everyone has noticed the dramatic increase in noise and air pollution.
Has the FAA listened to our complaints about the noise? No. Does the FAA realize or care that the constant noise from aircraft lowers our property values and disturbs our quality of life? No. Has the FAA scheduled hearings so residents can express their opinions on the proposed changes and perhaps suggest alternatives? No. This is outrageous.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has scheduled a rally to protest these actions Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. It will take place in front of the senator’s district office, at 38-50 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Community, civic and elected leaders will be there along with the public.
Thank you to the people and groups that have been fighting to stop this abuse by the FAA.