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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]

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…

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gets update from City on airplanes over Burien

The Quiet Skies Coalition met with Burien City Manager Brian Wilson and City Attorney Lisa Marshall Monday morning (April 16) for an update on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decisions regarding... [Read more]

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]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston talks Transparency with Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston talks Transparency with Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last Tuesday (Feb. 13) provided the second segment of his briefing to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Titled “Transparency,” Edmiston bluntly testified that with... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston on Tuesday (Jan. 30) launched a new project to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle that will challenge the Port to abandon “selective environmentalism”... [Read more]

FAA may be conducting test flights from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien area

FAA may be conducting test flights from Sea-Tac Airport over Burien area

The FAA notified the City of Burien that they will conduct a flight test at Sea-Tac Airport Monday night, Jan. 8, 2018. The FAA says these flights will be conducted between Midnight and 2 a.m., using... [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]

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]

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

EDITOR’S NOTE: Walt Bala of the Quiet Skies Coalition is a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also a former inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is seeking more time... [Read more]

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

By Jack Mayne Are propjet passenger planes turning over Burien usually in the winter a problem for the area’s environmental quality” The Federal Aviation Administration wants you to tell them during... [Read more]

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies President Larry Cripe Walt Bala, former airline pilot and FAA inspector John Rizzardi, lawyer To listen to raw audio of Tuesday night’s meeting, click the ‘Play’ button below: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/QuietSkiesBurien060617.mp3 By... [Read more]

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]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [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]

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]