EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — After a whopping 22,000 noise complaints, the East Hampton Town Board is considering taking the much talked about step to ban helicopters from flying to the airport during the weekends this summer.

But as WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, at least one pilot said the move may cost him his job.

Henk Houtenbos told Hall it’s not easy getting a job as a private pilot on Long Island.

And after the proposed ban on helicopters, sea planes and jets during peak hours in the summer months, he is afraid he will not only lose his job, but his new home since he would not be able to afford the mortgage payments.

But residents argue the noise is deafening, constant and like a war zone.


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