Airplane noise

airplane-noiseRecently the FAA in conjunction with City of Houston’s Airport System (HAS) have implemented NextGen, a software based flight-routing system that automatically routes airplanes to and from Houston International Airport (IAH). The NextGen system routes airplanes according to the most direct flight path between airports, often disregarding pre-existing flight paths that took neighborhoods into consideration.

Previously airplanes landing at IAH turned over Lake Houston and Lake Houston Park in their approach to IAH. Now airplanes simply turn over Kingwood and Forest Cove. Airplanes taking off now accelerate over Forest Cove. This has led to concerns over increased airplane noise, in particular at night and early mornings.

Forest Cove Board member Beau Tardy along with the Kingwood Super Neighborhood Council have met with HAS officials and have requested a meeting with the FAA concerning these matters. We would like to get your opinion in order to better communicate any concerns you may have. Thank you for answering these quick poll questions. (this poll is entirely anonymous)

Have you noticed more low flying airplanes over Forest Cove?

  • Yes (100%, 10 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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Have you noticed an increase in airplane noise over Forest Cove?

  • Yes (100%, 10 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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Would you be willing to sign a petition to the FAA and Houston Airports to reduce airplane noise over Forest Cove?

  • Yes (90%, 9 Votes)
  • Not sure (10%, 1 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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8 thoughts on “Airplane noise

  1. We were unable to access theo poll for airplane noise. We vote YES on all questions. The noise is worse and more frequent. Jumbos right over our house and low are not uncommon in the late afternoon and sometimes at night.

  2. I vote no to all. I’m thankful we live in a thriving town. How petty is this silly argument. If it bothers you, then consider a box fan or thicker windows.

  3. We likewise were not able to answer the poll.

    1. Yes there is an increase in low flying traffic.
    2. Yes, there is an increase in flight noise
    3. Yes, we would be willing to sign a petition to reduce the noise.

    It is well studied and documented that neighborhoods in areas with major airport flight traffic and noise have a diminution in property values, especially in moderately priced and expensive neighborhoods (i.e. Kingwood & Forest Cove), averaging as high as 30%.

  4. We live on the Golf Course on Brooktrail Dr and every evening a series of jumbo jets fly
    very low and loud over our house. There is a lot of traffic around 7:00 PM I think it is the
    takeoff time for overseas departures. When we moved into Forest Cove in 1988 we very seldom had planes fly over but since the new air strip was built the planes have increased
    dramatically.
    Yes we will sign the petition.

  5. I could not access the poll and I vote yes to all questions. This is a beautiful, quiet neighborhood which is why our family moved to Forest Cove. Now the noise level of the planes throughout the day and night are terrible, and planes are so close to our home it appears they may crash… Guests have commented, and many times since the reroute our family and guests have been awaken. It’s quite embarrassing actually and not acceptable if there is another route that won’t disturb other neighborhoods. Thank you for looking into this situation.

  6. 1. Yes there is an increase in low flying traffic. (I was awakened by an airplane at 5:00 a.m. this morning)
    2. Yes, there is an increase in flight noise
    3. Yes, we would be willing to sign a petition to reduce the noise.

    Thank you for addressing this.

  7. It’s 12:20 Saturday morning. I was just commenting to my wife as we tried to sleep ” it sounds like the jets are right over our heads.” All in the name of progress, but somebody forgot there was a reason why things were the way they were.

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