Archive for March, 2015

Sky Will Not Fall – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, March 29, 2015

Dear David: With the East Hampton Town Board finally proposing to take meaningful action to reduce the burden of airport noise, aviation interests, those who make money by making noise, have been working hard to intimidate the board into doing nothing. A favored ploy has been predicting that the airport will be unable to sustain […]

No Alternatives – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, March 23, 2015

Dear David, In November, at a luncheon in New York City hosted by Arthur Malman, chairman of East Hampton’s business and finance advisory committee, airport finance subcommittee, all commercial operators at East Hampton Airport were invited to offer their ideas for addressing noise. I know, because I was there.  They had none to offer at […]

Their Private Club – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star. March 19, 2015

Dear David: At the airport hearing Thursday it was once again apparent that the users and profiteers insist that any regulation at all is unacceptable. In their arrogance and ignorance, they tell one another that they are entitled to free rein, that a public municipal facility supported by taxpayer dollars and surrounded by 500 square […]

A Historic Decision – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, March 18, 2015

Dear David, As I sat listening to some of the opponents to the regulations for aircraft restrictions at the public hearing on March 12, I couldn’t help thinking they sounded like whining, spoiled, entitled, adolescent children. There are no guarantees in life. The Town of East Hampton owes no one a living at the airport. […]

My Statement at Public Hearing Regarding EH Airport Proposed Restrictions, March 12, 2015

My name is Frank Dalene, I founded East Hampton Helicopter Noise Coalition, co-founded Quiet Skies Coalition. I serve on the Airport Planning, Airport Noise Sub-Committee and serve on the Budget Finance Advisory, Airport Sub-Committee. I am a pilot. I make this statement as an individual. Noise abatement is a failed policy around the country. Naples […]

Aviation Comedy – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, March 9, 2015

Dear David, I am a community activist. For years, I have worked trying to solve the problem of noise caused by East Hampton Airport. Aviation interests find it intolerable that anyone should even imagine that their interest in flying when and where they please, or making money from those who do, might have to yield […]

Entitlement Mentality – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, March 9, 2015

Dear David, Thank you for your insightful and accurate analysis of the issues in your editorial titled “A Different Noise.” You were spot on. I’d like to also thank Joanne Pilgrim for her thorough and honest coverage of airport issues especially in last week’s story on the front page of The Star. I second David […]

Thirteenth Findings and Recommendations – Financial Impacts of Proposed Noise Control Measures Executive Summary, March 2, 2015

The BFAC airport finance sub-committee was asked by the Board to consider whether and under what circumstances the airport could sustain a capital expenditure budget of $7 million over five years and a litigation budget of $3 million — $1 million per year for the next three years, assuming that the Board were to adopt the airport […]