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Park Slopers are sick and tired of the airplane noise roaring overhead — and now they’re issuing demands!

The newly formed “Brooklyn Against Aircraft Noise” wants the feds to rotate flight patterns so the same houses don’t get the same noise and pollution all the time.

“We recognize that planes must fly somewhere and we are not asking to push the problem off to other neighborhoods — we are all in this together,” said an organizer, whose group’s formation was first reported on the neighborhood Web site Brownstoner.

The noise has gotten progressively worse in the last two years, partly because the Port Authority moved a landmark that guides pilots to LaGuardia. That shift drew approaching planes slightly westward and over the heart of Park Slope, an agency representative told Community Board 6 in June.

Airport officials had hinted that the return of the beacon might solve the problem, but noted that the noise is a casualty of living in a big city, with multiple airports.

“That’s the way it is,” said a system support manager from the FAA, Mark Ward, at the June meeting. “From our air-traffic perspective, we’re going to land the planes in the most efficient way possible … Park Slope is right in the final approach.”

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Adam from Brooklyn Zoo says:
Didn't they have the same complaint a few years ago about the helicopter rides to the airport that only for a few moments were over park slope. O poor Parkslopians and their very very sensitive ears; cry babies!

And from all the noise we hear your worried about the one 20,000 - 30,000 feet in the sky how about the the 6 am jack hammer or the late night horns - pick your battles or you will win nothing but the label of parkslpoiannoyians!
Dec. 17, 2008, 11:57 am
DW from PS says:
Waaaaaah.
Bunch of crybabies.
Unless the Port Authority rebuilds one of LGA's main runways, the planes will stay.
Dec. 17, 2008, 1:27 pm
Paul J from Bay Ridge says:
Those low flying jet are in Bay Ridge now: from 7am to almost midnight- EVERYDAY, EVERYHOUR, EVERY MINUTE- EVENINGS, WEEKENDS.

What is that? air attack? No. FAA has decided to expand LGA and convert it to full capacity airport- right in the center of multy-million city.

Who does not beleive- come here, you will enjoy the mad house sound effects.

Paul.
July 21, 2009, 3:08 am
Phil from Park Slope says:
Until the wind pattern shifts, these regional jets fly directly over my house at no more than 2000'. They come evvery 90 seconds or so during the evening and fly only about 200-300 yards to the west of Prospect Park. Can't they adjust the flight path to spare us from this Berlin Airlift effect? What an annoyance! All that noise and spewing of exhaust fumes over Park Slope so that these unsafe regional commuter planes can come in and out of NYC. Fly over the Park or fly over water to LGA not over our homes!!
Sept. 13, 2009, 10:01 pm
Brumpy from Earth says:
Record the noise, buy an amp and speakers, drive to FAA director's home and play it loudly all day long.
Oct. 17, 2009, 11:41 pm
Nells from MA says:
We looked for a home all over MA and VT. You cannot live anywhere in these states without plane noise, (albeit low level). Every square mile is affected by a plane flying at 30,000'. You cannot listen to the birds and silence anywhere. It is a damn disgrace. A plane flying 7 miles up castes a noise dispersion pattern over an area of 20 square miles below it.
Oct. 17, 2009, 11:47 pm

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