How is it possible that the airport operators have been allowed to destroy the essence of living in the East End for thousands of residents?
What you see below has recently been posted to the Sag Harbor Express website. One might call it “Two Days of Aircraft Hell”:
“I live in a quiet, private, serene and peaceful environment bordered on one one side by the Sag Harbor Bay and the other by the Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve.
Some of the aircraft/helicopters are now flying within several hundred feet directly above property minutes apart. Can’t hear, can’t talk the house is vibrating not to mention what this is doing to the wildlife in the Nature Preserve. The amount of pure and absolute disruption that this “new” commercial air-traffic invasion has instilled on this community is outrageous and unacceptable.
This air traffic is out of control and destroying this beautiful, peaceful, bucolic, serene neighborhood.
This is now a typical day and this log by no means represents “ALL” of the air traffic passing overhead, but only a portion)
AIRCRAFT NOISE COMPLAINT LOG: JULY 18th, 2014
7:02am unknown (sleep disturbance)
7:25am helicopter (off course, sleep disturbance)
8:05am helicopter (off course, low flying)
11:27am jet (flying way, way too low)
11:40am twin engine plane
11:58am helicopter (flying too low)
12;21pm twin engine plane (flying too low)
12:58pm twin engine plane
1:20pm twin engine plane (low flying)
1:22pm twin engine plane (low flying)
2:42pm twin engine plane (low flying)
2:51pm helicopter (flying way way too low)
4:10pm helicopter (flying too low)
4:16pm helicopter (flying too low)
5:39pm helicopter (off course, flying too low)
5:54pm helicopter (flying too low)
9:05pm helicopter (flying too low, sleep disturbance))
10:06pm helicopter (flying too low, sleep disturbance)
AIRCRAFT NOISE COMPLAINT LOG: JULY, 11TH 2014
5:20AM helicopter (too early, sleep disturbance)
2:03PM Jet (off course, very low)
2:08PM helicopter (off course)
2:35PM helicopter (off course)
3:08PM helicopter (off course + too low)
5:43PM helicopter(off course)
6:01PM helicopter(off course and flying low)
6:49PM helicopter (off course)
AIRCRAFT NOISE COMPLAINT LOG: JULY, 13TH 2014
2:26pm helicopter (too low!)
2:41pm unknown (flying very low)
3:49pm helicopter (way way too low-I have this helicopter on video)
4:33pm helicopter (too low)
5:14pm helicopter (way way too low and off course)
5:23PM helicopter (way way too low)
6:02pm helicopter (too low)
6:04pm unknown (loud, low flying, house vibrating)
6:08pm seaplane (very low flying 800′)
6:29pm helicopter (very very low flying)
6:32pm helicopter (very very low flying)
6:38pm helicopter (off course)
Pandering to those that are destroying the East End is unacceptable. We need to take our community back from the commercial interests bent on selling us out. Those who claimed that the control tower would alleviate noise intentionally lied. The control tower has apparently led to a dramatic increase in operations. The airport is a disaster environmentally and socially and economically–for it lowers property values and rental and sales opportunities for thousands of homeowners. We should not tinker with curfews and modest restrictions–we need to take back our home. If the airport was closed tomorrow the vast majority of us would be far better off. That is simply a fact. If it did not exist it would never be created. That is also true.
Thanks for all that you can and will do to alleviate what has become the greatest threat to our region. Why should anyone who once lived in peace have to endure ceaseless aerial bombardment like the writer of the above note–and the thousands of others of us who decry this outrageous assault on our basic human rights? I for one am growing tired of stating the obvious: our once serene summer has been callously and unnecessarily destroyed.