File complaints now
We know how frustrating and disturbing it is to family life to have to drop everything to call in a complaint or enter one online. The Town of East Hampton must recognize that it is unreasonable:
▪ to expect those who bear the brunt of noise and pollution from KHTO operations to bear the additional burden of having to file noise complaints!
▪ to continue to request we file noise complaints year after year when the town has access to years of complaint data.
▪ to continue to request we file noise complaints when there is little action taken to address our complaints and no discernible reduction in noise.
Complaint fatigue is real. The Town of East Hampton must recognize that every operation at KHTO is a real noise and air pollution event.
Recent complaint data is important to politicians; many decisions are made based on the numbers of residents complaining on a particular issue, and the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Without complaints, airport proponents will continue to insist that there are only a few chronic complainers and give politicians a pass to ignore all airport pollution.
Place noise complaints to the Town of East Hampton by phone, email or online using any of the following four options:
Online (see screen image from Vector site below):
There are three flight tracking sites we refer to frequently and which you can try:
This user-friendly real time noise complaint site tracks helicopter and small planes and can easily be downloaded to mobile devices; instructions are provided on the site. Unfortunately, the Town of East Hampton is now accepting data from complaints filed on this non-profit site, and the data is provided to the town free of charge. As of end November, 2016, over 36,000 complaints had been filed for the year on this site. Air Noise Report is the only noise complaint site operated independently, free of charge to the community, and not controlled by those with aviation interests.
Write your elected representatives, ask them to accept data on noise complaints in your area from airnoisereport.com (to see which elected officials are already accepting this data, go to https://airnoisereport.com/partners
Screenshots shown below are from AirNoiseReport.com, and illustrate just how badly the FAA's North and South Shore Routes are, at a given time, impacting residential communities far north and west of East Hampton Airport.
Images were taken in July and August 2016. It is easy enough to track these aircraft from departure to arrival at destination, that's how we learned they are headed to or from KHTO, East Hampton Airport.