Monday, July 23, 2012

Airplane noise a new Briarwood concern

From the Queens Courier:

Some residents in Briarwood are trying to get back to sleep after they said an increase in flights from nearby LaGuardia Airport every day in the month of May — and intermittently after — caused nonstop neighborhood turbulence in the early hours of the morning.

...Joseph Manago, 58, said low-flying aircraft roared past their homes on Burden Crescent every day in May from 6 a.m. to noon with only about one minute between each flight. The noise now fluctuates, sometimes disappearing for days, but Manago said the issue is far from being temporary.

“We didn’t have this in the winter. It seems to be something that has just materialized. It subsided for a while and then it comes back. It sounds like a permanent change,” he said. “I don’t think it’s weather related because even on good days we hear it.”

Jim Peters, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said the traffic was due to departures from LaGuardia Airport off two paths on Runway 13, where airplanes turn right over the Briarwood area.

The procedures, he said, are routine and nothing new. Peters attributed the flight fluctuations to a number of factors, including weather volume and wind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"We didn’t have this in the winter"

Perhaps you didn't notice because the windows were closed ???