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Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum TONIGHT –– Wednesday, April 26, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. – at Mt. Rainier High School. This... [Read more]

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

By Jack Mayne A group fighting the noise of turbo-prop planes over west Burien told the Burien City Council Monday night that the city has won over the Federal Aviation Administration for now – but... [Read more]

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

Burien ‘will continue to suffer’ from airplane noise, city says in FAA petition

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien has filed a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to turn jet-prop airliners over Burien causing unexpected and unusual airplane... [Read more]

FAA continues to stonewall group over increased Burien airplane noise

FAA continues to stonewall group over increased Burien airplane noise

By Jack Mayne A recent meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration regional office in Renton was a bust, and it is time for serious legal action to stop the recently increased noise from planes taking... [Read more]

First ‘open and frank’ meeting on increased airplane noise held with FAA

First ‘open and frank’ meeting on increased airplane noise held with FAA

By Jack Mayne Representatives of the recently formed Quiet Skies Coalition say they had a “productive” meeting that was “open and frank” with the Federal Aviation Administration last Friday (Nov.... [Read more]

‘Good chance’ to reverse decision to push more airplane noise over Burien

‘Good chance’ to reverse decision to push more airplane noise over Burien

In front of a packed house at Gregory Heights Elementary School Tuesday night (Oct. 25), the newly-founded citizen’s group Quiet Skies Coalition said that it will…

REMINDER: Anti-airplane noise ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ first meeting is Tuesday

REMINDER: Anti-airplane noise ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ first meeting is Tuesday

REMINDER: The first Public Meeting for the ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ – a group of Burien residents opposed to the recent increase in airplane noise – will be held this TUESDAY, Oct. 25 at... [Read more]

Anti-airplane noise group ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to hold first public meeting Oct. 25

Anti-airplane noise group ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to hold first public meeting Oct. 25

The first Public Meeting for the ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ – a group of Burien residents opposed to the recent increase in airplane noise – will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Gregory Heights... [Read more]

Anti-airplane noise ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to hold first public meeting Oct. 25

Anti-airplane noise ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to hold first public meeting Oct. 25

The first Public Meeting for the ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ – a group of Burien residents opposed to the recent increase in airplane noise – will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Gregory Heights... [Read more]

Burien residents form ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to fight increased airplane noise

Burien residents form ‘Quiet Skies Coalition’ to fight increased airplane noise

By Jack Mayne A citizens group called the Quiet Skies Coalition has been formed to fight increased airline noise in Burien instigated by the Federal Aviation Administration at Sea-Tac Airport. The Coalition... [Read more]

Angry Burien citizens forming group to fight FAA over increases in airplane noise

Angry Burien citizens forming group to fight FAA over increases in airplane noise

The Burien City Council wants an October meeting between the city, the Port of Seattle and the regional office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss the recent increase in airplane noise over the city…

Airplane noise on agenda for next Burien City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 19

Airplane noise on agenda for next Burien City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 19

The next Burien City Council meeting will be held starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. This open meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street. Here’s a screenshot of the agenda,... [Read more]

LETTER: Residents opposed to recent increase in airplane noise seeking support

LETTER: Residents opposed to recent increase in airplane noise seeking support

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hello Neighbors, If you have been hearing... [Read more]

State Officials, Local Leaders Hosting Meeting On Airplane Noise Wed., Aug. 19th; Residents Are Invited

State Officials, Local Leaders Hosting Meeting On Airplane Noise Wed., Aug. 19th; Residents Are Invited

Residents of the Highline area are invited to a community meeting about airport noise on Wednesday, Aug. 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Des Moines City Hall. The meeting will be hosted by local legislators,... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public... [Read more]

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle will be conducting noise testing at Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane... [Read more]

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

By Jack Mayne The newly-appointed Burien city airport noise committee includes a former astronaut and test pilot and a retired Boeing field airport noise officer, along with business representatives and... [Read more]

Burien gets grant for new police officers; ‘Quiet Skies’ will fight airport noise

Burien gets grant for new police officers; ‘Quiet Skies’ will fight airport noise

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council was told Monday night (Oct. 3) that it had received a $375,000 federal grant to pay for part of the salaries of up to three additional police officers. and that a... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: Don’t blame the Port of Seattle for recent increase in airport noise

JACK MAYNE: Don’t blame the Port of Seattle for recent increase in airport noise

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayne-FAACommentary.mp3 Burien residents should not blame the... [Read more]

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Confront Port Of Seattle And FAA Officials About Airport Noise At Community Meeting

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Confront Port Of Seattle And FAA Officials About Airport Noise At Community Meeting

by Ralph Nichols If it wasn’t already obvious before Tuesday (Sept. 29) night’s community meeting about additional noise generated by commercial jets using Sea-Tac International Airport’s... [Read more]

Second Airport Noise Community Meeting Set For Tuesday, Sept. 29th

Second Airport Noise Community Meeting Set For Tuesday, Sept. 29th

A second community meeting on Sea-Tac Airport noise has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29th from 7pm to 9pm at the State Criminal Justice Training Commission Auditorium in Burien (located at 19010 First... [Read more]

Third Runway Noise Problem Not Fading Away

Third Runway Noise Problem Not Fading Away

by Scott Schaefer Since we first posted this story (on Monday, Nov. 24th) regarding area residents complaints about increased noise from Sea-Tac Airports newly-opened third runway, we’ve received... [Read more]