airplane noise Section

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

Burien lists airplane noise woes it wants federal appeals court to curtail or end

By Jack Mayne Because of loud noise from low flying prop-jet aircraft permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration, the city of Burien has laid out the specifics it wants the 9th Circuit Court of... [Read more]

Burien Airport Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Community Center

Burien Airport Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Community Center

The next Burien Airport Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Sept. 18, and there will be a special guest – Attorney Matthew Adams from Dentons in San Francisco. This free and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Quiet Skies Coalition Protest scheduled for July 26 postponed due to heat

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, which has been fighting the FAA – and most recently, Alaska Airlines – announced that a protest planned at Alaska’s SeaTac headquarters on July 26 has been... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

Rep. Adam Smith introduces legislation to support airport impacted communities

On Wednesday, June 20, Congressman Adam Smith introduced the ‘Aviation Impacted Communities Act,’ which – if passed – will help communities located near airports. As airline travel has... [Read more]

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

Amendment funding noise mitigation for Highline School District passes house

On Wednesday, May 23, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, to provide for noise mitigation for the Highline School... [Read more]

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

Burien Council hears – but takes no action on – failing stairs at Eagle Landing Park

By Jack Mayne At Monday night’s meeting, the Burien City Council heard an offer to install piles to shore up the cliff where stairs to Eagle Landing Park have been declared unsafe, despite continued... [Read more]

FAA Reauthorization Act passes; includes amendments on airplane noise

FAA Reauthorization Act passes; includes amendments on airplane noise

In a big win for Sea-Tac Airport and Washington’s 7th Congressional District, on Friday (April 27) Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s two amendments passed through the U.S. House of Representatives as... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise, FAA, Port

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

The Quiet Skies Coalition will be holding a Community Meeting to discuss the latest news on the FAA and airplane noise over Burien on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary... [Read more]

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gives update on latest airport related news

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gives update on latest airport related news

The local Quiet Skies Burien group sent out the following update on Saturday, March 31, 2018: TURNING POINT PART 2 PURPOSE: To ask that you keep three dates open should we need to demonstrate a show of... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will address aircraft altitudes on Wednesday, Jan. 24

Next Highline Forum will address aircraft altitudes on Wednesday, Jan. 24

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at SeaTac City Hall. At the Forum, members will receive an analysis on aircraft altitudes. Steve Alverson, Senior Vice... [Read more]

Deadline to submit comments to FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint System is Jan. 2

Deadline to submit comments to FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint System is Jan. 2

The deadline to submit comments to the FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint and Inquiry System is Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Numerous residents have expressed concern over the recent increase in airplane noise from... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

By Jack Mayne Any “comprehensive resolution” to the continuation of noisy propjet flights over Burien remains a work-in-progress, and any decisions by the Federal Aviation Administration remain up... [Read more]

Rep. Jayapal gets FAA to extend deadline for Burien residents to say ’NO’

Rep. Jayapal gets FAA to extend deadline for Burien residents to say ’NO’

By Jack Mayne Burien residents now have two more weeks to tell the Federal Aviation Administration they don’t want the return of the automatic left turns over Burien when Sea-Tac airplanes take off to... [Read more]