Congresswoman Clark announces Dec. 3 public forum on airplane noise

We share this invitation from Congresswoman Katherine Clark to attend a public forum with the FAA on airplane noise being held on Thursday, December 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Milton High School. The event is open to residents of all communities affected by the increase in airplane noise from Logan Airport.

For further information, you may contact Wade Blackman, Constituent Services Representative, Office of Congresswoman Clark (MA-5), 116 Concord Street, Suite 1, Framingham, MA 01701, 781-915-4740.

UPDATE: You may also be interested in this Boston Globe article on the increase of complaints to the FAA and the December 3 public forum.

Please join us on Thursday, December 3rd for a public forum at Milton High School (25 Gile Road, Milton, MA) to address growing complaints about the frequency and increased levels of airplane noise in local towns and neighborhoods that are impacted by Logan Airport air traffic.

Soon after taking office, I became aware of the ongoing issue of an increase in air traffic noise in several communities in our district. We have since learned that the escalation in the number of overhead flights, particularly in specific neighborhoods, is a result of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) implementation of a new area navigation path (RNAV) for Runway 33L out of Logan Airport. Together with local officials, community members, and the state legislative delegation, my staff and I have been engaging the FAA and Massport on this issue for some time.

In October of 2014, I joined the Quiet Skies caucus with other members of Congress to focus on the problem of airplane noise. Since then, we have worked with this group, the FAA, Massport, and others, to continue to seek solutions that address the concerns of constituents on this issue.

Towards that end we are pleased to invite you to join this forum with the FAA on December 3rd. The event is open to residents of all communities affected by the increase in airplane noise.  In addition to a presentation from the FAA, the FAA representatives will be available to hear directly from concerned citizens during the question and answer portion of the program.

If you cannot attend in person, the event will be live streaming on the web. We will be sure to distribute the link and any necessary information as soon as it becomes available. Please check back in with our office closer to the event for information on how to watch the event on the web.

Invited guests include:

  • Representatives from the FAA
  • Representatives from Massport
  • Representatives from Logan Airport Community Advisory Committee
  • Congressman Michael E. Capuano
  • Congressman Stephen Lynch

WHAT:          Airplane Noise Forum with the FAA

WHEN:         Thursday, December 3, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHERE:      Milton High School Auditorium

25 Gile Road, Milton, MA 02186