Thursday, May 08, 2014

Airport looking to step up noise abatement: Nantucket Memorial (KACK), Massachusetts

(May 8, 2014) Most pilots flying to and from Nantucket Memorial Airport know the noise abatement rules and know they are supposed to avoid flying over houses. But there are instances when residents are woken up at 5 a.m. by an aircraft flying 500 feet over their home.

When that happens, Noah Karberg, the environmental coordinator at the airport, investigates. There are three corridors, or paths, over the island above low-density areas, that the airport asks pilots to fly within as part of its noiseabatement program, which aims to reduce noise levels heard on the island.  

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