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Protest To Ground Flight Path Changes  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Protest To Ground Flight Path Changes
Updated:15:50, Thursday June 19, 2008

MPs have joined campaigners to protest against proposed changes in the flight paths of aircraft over London and the South East.

Opponents say they could result in half a million people being exposed to plane noise for the first time.

The rally and march in London marked the final day of consultation on the flight path plans, drawn up by air traffic control company Nats.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30400-1319556,00.html

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User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Where do these people think the aircraft can go?!?!? They have to fly over something!!

User currently offlineRTFM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1946 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Opponents say they could result in half a million people being exposed to plane noise for the first time.

Although presumably a fair number of those have been exposed before when they were sitting in their seat looking out the window at 30,000 ft.......  Yeah sure


User currently offlineIFlyATA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 242 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Sounds like the people over here in the northeast, the residents of Fairfield County who want delays to be significantly reduced at the NYC metro airports, but somehow they want the planes to totally avoid flying over the area.

Everyone wants to have their cake, and eat it too.



ATA - an honestly different airline.
User currently offlineRTFM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1899 times:



Quoting IFlyATA (Reply 3):
Everyone wants to have their cake, and eat it too.

Not just their cake... their fresh fruit and veg year round (no doubt these people love the fact that the can get fresh strawberries in the middle of an English winter...), their mail from overseas in a few days, their X-boxes & Wiis within days of ordering from overseas, their week-long breaks in Ibiza when the winter sets in, etc, etc....

The same people who want their lights to come on at the flick of a switch but don't want to live anywhere near a powerstation or want fresh meat in their shops but don't want to live near an abbatoir, etc, etc....

And before anyone comes back at me, the planes fly over my house too.... and I live about 300 yards from a busy dual carriageway.


User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Same thing here. We've got a bunch of loud neo-rich spoiled crybaby NIMBYs in Summerlin constantly whining about the recently restored righthand turnout departures (Rwys 25 ops) from McCarran (KLAS). The closest parts of Summerlin are about 15 miles northwest of KLAS.

What's funny is the city government plays to these NIMBY's, announcing studies to launch lawsuits against the FAA about the noise (the present mayor is very popular - he's a lawyer who once represented and defended major mob (organized crime) figures here back in the day).

What's even funnier is that the city has no dog in this so-called fight. The airport is run by the county and of course the airspace, by the FAA. And neither of them caters to the NIMBYs.

The ignorant Summerlin whiners should take a hint from the truely rich and connected in Spanish Trails, which is just six miles due west of KLAS and right under the Rwys 25 initial climb path. Those people worked quietly behind the scenes with the county and the FAA to minimize the noise footprint over Spanish Trails. Very little of that work made the local news.



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