airplane noise Section

Next Quiet Skies Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, June 6 at Gregory Heights

Next Quiet Skies Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, June 6 at Gregory Heights

The next Quiet Skies Coalition meeting is set for Tuesday, June 6, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Burien. “As many of you already know, the FAA was forced to stop the... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [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]

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]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [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]

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]

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has agreed 6-1 to hire a San Francisco law firm to take the Federal Aviation Administration to court if the agency does not immediately stop changes in commuter jet... [Read more]

New Burien Airport Committee will hold meeting at Community Center Tuesday

New Burien Airport Committee will hold meeting at Community Center Tuesday

The new Burien Airport Committee will hold a Meeting for the purpose of discussing the attached agenda on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Room at the Burien Community Center, 14700... [Read more]

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

An update from our friends at the Quiet Skies Coalition: On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m., the Burien City Council will vote to release funds already approved for litigation against the FAA and to... [Read more]

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

When asked who was present to support the Quiet Skies Coalition, many at Monday night’s Burien Council meeting raised their hands. Photo by Scott Schaefer. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition will ask City Council to release funds at Monday’s meeting

Quiet Skies Coalition will ask City Council to release funds at Monday’s meeting

Our friends at the Quiet Skies Coalition – a grassroots organization to challenge the new airplane flight-patterns from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien – released their latest newsletter on Saturday, Dec.... [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]

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

PODCAST: Burien man sentenced for shooting; Jack Mayne on airport; more…

Here’s episode #73 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [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 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]

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]

LETTER: Reader on Port of Seattle airport expansion: ‘Its a locust; not a plane’

LETTER: Reader on Port of Seattle airport expansion: ‘Its a locust; not a plane’

[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:] Inaction by the Port of Seattle continues... [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…