Long Island Airspace To Get More Crowded As New Flight Patterns Take Off

FRANKLIN SQUARE, NY (WCBS 880) – The roar of jumbo jets taking off and landing will be more common over Nassau County when new airport flight patterns kick in on Thursday.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

Residents in dozens of communities there aren’t happy about it.

“Well, of course I don’t like it, but, what are we going to do about it?” a Franklin Square resident said.

Some feel helpless to the noise from above due to a new pattern which will now require westbound planes to head east over Nassau and then turn north instead of their usual route over New Jersey.

Kaz is one homeowner who doesn’t think he’ll even notice the extra noise.

“Well, you know, I think after a while you adjust to it, don’t you?” he said to WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

Do you feel assaulted by the noise of jet aircraft? Sound off in the comments section below!


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  1. Sta.Ash says:

    The problem LIers is that they have “not in my backyard” mentality. They feel so privileged that they don’t care about community, infrastructure or anyone else in general. If you want quiet peaceful life, get out of here, and live around the coal mines of West Virginia. These airports bring business people, airlines, their staff, who support local economy by employing people, paying taxes, donating services to local community and even that is not good enough for such “homeowners” concerned about nothing else in the world, other than their property, their taxes, and their street. Such selfish, arrogant, shameless, attitude towards anything other than themselves.
    Why don’t you boycott our local airports, and next time you want to fly, goto Newark Liberty Airport or goto Philadelphia International airport.
    Such cry-babies!!

    1. B. Kelly says:

      Sta.ash has some nerve saying that all Long Islanders have that mentality. That’s not true and he knows it. R.Smith is right because there is another alternative. Why not fly over the water. Seems like a no brainer to me.

      1. Sta.Ash says:

        K. Belly,
        How do you know that I know that R. Smith is right. You see K. Belly, have you done any research in to why not fly over water and land? Well, if you did, then you would know, why they don’t use that approach to landing. K. Belly, it doesn’t hurt to do some research.

        1. B. Kelly says:

          So you seriously believe that it is better to fly over a very populated area than over the water? I would love to hear you explain that.

    2. B. Kelly says:

      I meant D. King was correct with their opinion of flying over the water.

      1. Sta.Ash says:

        K. Belly,
        How do you know that I know that R. Smith is right. You see K. Belly, have you done any research in to why not fly over water and land? Well, if you did, then you would know, why they don’t use that approach to landing. K. Belly, it doesn’t hurt to do some research.

  2. R. Smith says:

    With the ridiculous taxes Long Islanders pay, especially Nassau county, you would think they would treat us better than this. No wonder people are moving away. It doesn’t pay to live here anymore.

  3. D. King says:

    Why don’t they fly over the water? Long Island is surrounded by it. Wouldn’t it be safer for all residents below if they flew over the water? Less noisy and sfaer seems to me the way to go.

    1. Michael H. says:

      That would be nice if all of the runways ran perpendicular to the water, but only two of the four do that. The other two runways run east-west and planes taking off and landing are going to go right over your head. Also, keep in mind that we have some of the most congested airspace in the world. The flight patterns are the way they are for a reason.

  4. VY says:

    Everyone wants to have easy access to airplane service, but no one wants the noise the planes make, or to live near the airport. Too freakin’ bad. The airports have been there and have been active since the 1950’s. You knew the airports were there BEFORE you bought your home. If you don’t like the noise move.

    1. N. O'Brien says:

      Hey VY. Where do you live that apparently this situation means nothing to you? You obviously do not live under the proposed flight path or you might have some concern as well. There’s a big difference between buying a home where you can actually see the airport from your front stoop and buying a home way out on Long Island.

      1. Michael H. says:

        I’ve been living in Brooklyn under JFK’s landing pattern for my entire life. We used to have the Concorde rumble over our house before it was retired. Didn’t affect my life one bit. Deal with it or move out to an area far away from any airports.

        1. N. O'Brien says:

          If it doesn’t bother you that’s fine. Kudos to you for being tolenant. But don’t tell others to “deal with it” if it honestly is disruptive to them. They are entitled to feel that way.

          1. Sta.Ash says:

            Seems to me that you need a therapy, not just regular psychotherapy, but real good old fashioned get-the-hell-out-of-LI therapy.

            1. N. O'Brien says:

              Back at you. You really don’t like it when someone has a different opinion than you. Seems that you are the one that needs the therapy.

              1. B. Sanchez says:

                I would love to know where this guy lives. He’s definately taking things just a tad personally and being way too angry towards Long Islanders. He has no business calling them arrogant and selfish. Nassau County has the second highest property taxes in New York next to Westchester. Given that, they have every right to question what’s going on and yes feel like they deserve better. They are, after all, paying to be privileged with the high property taxes they do pay. Unless this guy lives with this problem himself, he should not be telling others that do to get therapy. I agree with N. O’Brien, you are the one that needs therapy mister. This guy is a real wack-a-doodle.

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