The Douglas Manor Association and Queens Quiet Skies will hold a meeting tonight to discuss ongoing airplane noise over northeast Queens.
For more than a year, Bayside and Douglaston residents have been complaining about planes constantly flying over their communities following the creation of a new flight pattern out of LaGuardia Airport.
On Tuesday, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng, D-Flushing, and Steve Israel, D-Great Neck, held a press conference in Little Bay Park to call on the Federal Aviation Administration to exempt LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports from a new rule that would allow the agency to forego environmental reviews when changing flight routes.
Tonight’s meeting, which is held in conjunction with the Douglas Manor Environmental Association, will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the second floor parlor room of the Douglaston Community Church, located at 39-50 Douglaston Parkway.
Speakers will include experts on aviation, environmental law and community action as well as state Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside.
Attendees will be able to learn about the Northeast Airspace Redesign, the FAA’s NextGen program, community aviation roundtables, environmental protection laws and the roles of the FAA and Port Authority.
To RSVP, call 718-225-3111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.