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Offline Joseph

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Airplane Noise (Part 2)
« on: March 16, 2015, 10:17:44 PM »
What is the deal with the planes tonight? I don't think I have ever heard them flying on a weeknight before...

[Moderator's Note: This is a continuation of an ongoing discussion about airplane noise.   Part 1 is here.]
« Last Edit: June 17, 2015, 10:52:29 PM by toddg »

Offline carrefour_ny

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Re: Re: Planes taking off At 5:30
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 10:23:43 PM »
Well, actually, this has been happening nightly for the past week. Keep filing those complaints.

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Re: Re: Planes taking off At 5:30
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 10:24:46 PM »
The planes were incredibly loud starting this past Saturday at 6am and they just started again at 10pm.

Here's the information to complain to Port Authority, for those who are also bothered:

 The telephone number is 1-800-225-1071.

Website:  http://www.planenoise.com/panynj/daPRAbr9/

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Re: Re: Planes taking off At 5:30
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 11:19:34 PM »
I have started making targeted complaints about specific flights.  The directions are more or less here http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=12666.msg60218#msg60218
You might have to read some instructions to figure it all out, but it's actually kind of interesting.  You can put in your home address and track flights (have to wait 20 minutes after a noisy one goes over in order to figure out which flight it was) and then see how close it was to your home at it's closest point.

I'm planning to put in a complaint for tonight, but luckily there were only 5 or so flights that I actually heard tonight, so it really wasn't too bad.

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Re: Re: Planes taking off At 5:30
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 11:23:52 PM »
Regarding the noise this past Saturday 3/14/15, I just noticed this message come up in the WebTrak application I posted a link to above:

- LGA

Runway 13/31 will be closed on 3/14/15 from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM for monthly runway repairs and construction subject to air traffic control needs and weather conditions.


I guess they fixed the runway early, since the noise was only in the morning as far as I can recall.

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Re: Re: Planes taking off At 5:30
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 11:37:50 PM »
This is what the Webtrak site looks like.  I had already entered my home address, so the home icon shows where I am.  This lists a plane that came by at 10:19 having a "point of closest approach" of 1631 feet.  There is another small window that pops up (not shown in this image) where you can click on the flight number to lodge your complaint.

Keep in mind you do have to wait 20 minutes and then click "historical" and input the time you want to start tracking.  So if the noisy plane is at 10:20, then wait til at least 10:40, then go into historical mode and enter 10:20 for the time.


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Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 06:11:33 AM »
There's a runway closure today 4/18/15 at LGA

http://webtrak5.bksv.com/panynj4

Runway 13/31 will be closed from 4/18/15 6:00 AM to 4/19/15 12:00 PM for extension of Rwy 13 deck, removal of signs, electrical, maintenance and paving repairs subject to air traffic control needs and weather conditions.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 06:21:37 AM »
Is that why the planes are going non stop since got I woke up by it around 5 AM.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 06:23:04 AM »
Is that why the planes are going non stop since got I woke up by it around 5 AM.

Yes, I think so.  I didn't hear them til 6 am.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 06:49:10 AM »
Thanks for the link is very helpful and allow us to file a complaint with the detail of the aircraft and flight info (not sure if it works oh well).

Not sure if it is all the planes being shown on the map, certainly we heard it every few minutes while the site only show like few in hour.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 08:44:13 AM »
Would be nice if the Port Authority would give people a heads up when are going to do that. At least you could prepare for it by closing the windows and turn on a fan or AC to reduce the noise little.
But that requires a little respect for people by an agency known for lacking that.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 08:49:46 AM »
Would be nice if the Port Authority would give people a heads up when are going to do that. At least you could prepare for it by closing the windows and turn on a fan or AC to reduce the noise little.
But that requires a little respect for people by an agency known for lacking that.

+1 this!!!

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 09:23:15 AM »
I guess this is part of the plan as LGA is looking to become a bigger airport - it used to only be for domestic flights and is now listed as an international airport

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 10:49:24 AM »
You can still hear the planes with the windows closed, a/c on and TV on.

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 01:14:02 PM »
I guess this is part of the plan as LGA is looking to become a bigger airport - it used to only be for domestic flights and is now listed as an international airport

i don't know how much more they can add. i have a friend in east elmhurst who's much closer to the airport, and from there, you can see planes literally every minute. it was never meant to handle the capacity it has now, even.

i don't think they can actually add overseas flights....the runways are too short for those planes. maybe they're fudging by saying 'canada is international, we can fly to montreal from here....'

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Re: Runway closure LGA today
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