Friday, September 07, 2012

Opinion: It's time for restrictions on helicopters

September 7, 2012 | 3:36 p.m.

Hooray, the Federal Aviation Administration hopes to come up with recommendations to deal with Los Angeles residents’ noise complaints by next summer. What noise complaints? Those made by helicopters over the L.A. area.

One homeowner likened the deafening chopper sounds to a “war zone.” Another homeowner said the vibrations rattled dishes in her china cabinet.

Years of complaints about noise from helicopters have led to restrictions on helicopter traffic over Long Island, N.Y., which suffers from the same problem. Who owns this country, the helicopter industry or the voting citizens? Let’s show our moxie. We need restrictions and need them fast. The noise from these planes is horrific. Let’s get busy, pass some fair restrictive laws and be done with it. Allowing time to correct it and doing nothing is a waste of energy.

Wesley Greene

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