Say NO to East Hampton Airport is a community group dedicated to exploring environmentally-friendly and far more equitable community use of over 600 acres of Town-owned, commercially-zoned land which currently accommodates the East Hampton Airport. The code identifier for East Hampton Airport was changed in 2022, from KHTO to KJPX.
The environmental benefits of uses other than aviation on commercially-zoned town land are essential to protect the health, safety and well-being of the community as well as of residents across the East End and the length and breadth of Long Island.
Formerly KHTO, now KJPX
Say NO to East Hampton Airport community group is based on the East End of Long Island; the founding members reside in the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton.
Our group consists of noise-affected residents from communities across the East End, and others living in western Suffolk and Nassau counties, miles from JPX, East Hampton's noisy polluting airport. Other supporters live in noise affected areas in Queens, Brooklyn and NYC. Many of us have been impacted by noise and pollution from East Hampton Airport for well over 20 years. Each year, more and more people are impacted, as non-essential private flights to JPX increase and flight paths are dispersed over a wider area.
Thousands of Long Island residents living beneath FAA-designated flight routes on the North and South Shores, as well as others living close to a flight path which follows the railroad line, are impacted by JPX-generated nerve-wracking aerial assault which occurs daily throughout spring and summer and well into fall.
Since JPX is open 365 days per year, and voluntary curfews often violated, even our holidays are ruined by air noise.
An environmentally friendly choice for travel to East Hampton is by the LI RailRoad or Hampton Jitney, not by air.
The new code identifier JPX is an appropriate indicator of just what the facility is
Just Plane Xcess.
IMap courtesy of LIRR