IFlyATA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 245 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2579 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.
RTFM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2544 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.
G4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2520 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.
"A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig." - Porco Rosso