Hyperbole, Or Revisionist History?
As the FAA begins to implement new air routes to relieve air
traffic congestion in the busy northeast United States, local
politicians, government agencies and activist groups are lodging
complaints that range from pertinent, to whiny... to just plain
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located right next
door to Elizabeth, NJ. In Mayor Chris Bollwage's words, "The FAA
plan will do more harm to the city of Elizabeth than any terrorist
The mayor went on to say, "We live next to the airport, so we
have to take some noise, but the FAA stretches fairness," reports
the Associated Press.
The new plan allows departing aircraft to fan out in several
directions as they climb, rather than stick to a single path, at
some of the nation’s busiest airports -- Philadelphia (PHL),
Newark (EWR), Kennedy (JFK) and La Guardia (LGA).
This should help reduce the frequent flight delays at these
airports, but more people in the densely-populated greater New York
area will hear planes overhead. The noise level is expected to be
the same as living on a busy road... well, before a New York cabbie
starts yelling in the background.
A lawsuit ha been filed in an attempt to stop the plan,
perhaps by the very same folks who drive down the noisy streets to
fly out of such busy airports, and complain about the flight
How soon some forget that United Airlines Flight 93 departed
Newark Liberty International Airport on September 11, 2001... her
crew and passengers soon murdered at the hands of real