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Potomac residents look to county for cutting noise levels from Reagan airport

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Potomac area residents say they have cause to hope they can rid their neighborhoods of aircraft noise with an upgrade in flight GPS technology.

The frequent noise from commercial flights led residents to organize and ask the County to do something about the noise from planes landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington County.

While the County has previously considered a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration, in this year’s budget it may consider a different approach – choosing to hire an outside aviation expert to help convince the FAA to change its flight patterns.

“It’s analogous to putting an eight-lane freeway through an existing neighborhood – it’s really the same thing,” said Council President Hans Riemer (D-at large).

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Creatures of scary habits

Plane OverheadSomewhere in Potomac tonight there is a family sitting in a home that cost more than $1 million, upset with the noise coming from commercial aircraft flying into Reagan National Airport and they’ve convinced the county to spend $150,000 to an aviation expert in order to come up with alternative flight plans into Reagan.
Putting aside that it is still hard for me to swallow that there is an airport named after the president who took a giant squat on air traffic controllers, I’ll happily sign up to take the money from the county because I can tell you there can be little if no change in the traffic pattern at National.
That’s not something those people living in multi-million dollar homes want to hear, but it’s something that’s going to be said.

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