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New LaGuardia Takeoff Route Saves Energy and Space, Angers Neighbors

Excerpt from New York Times

Aug 26, 2013 6:20 am

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If officials decides this route is better than the previous one, all the residential complaints in the world won’t change their minds. That’s especially true since fewer residents are affected now than before.

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The Federal Aviation Administration, as part of an effort to deal with congested airspace, has quietly approved for much more frequent use a version of the [La Guardia takeoff] route in which planes, rather than fanning out, fly a narrower, more precise path. This has infuriated residents of Queens living underneath, who contend they had no say in the change and that the noise has become unbearable…

The F.A.A. and the airlines say it will actually reduce the problem of noise because fewer people will be affected.

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