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On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 01:44:43 -0800 (PST), Higgs Boson

Santa Monica CA, little Clover Field airport has been there since the glory days of WW II production. It was always used just by small props. When jets came in, only smaller ones were allowed. Somehow this morphed into giant luxury jets used by the Very Rich. Such as our outgoing (thank goodness!) Governator Schwarzenegger. When he flies into the LA area, he's too good to use LAX like the rest of us peasants.

Then they can do what they should have done long ago. Level the houses and turn it into open space. If the airport was there before the houses, they HAVE to live with it.
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You'd think that would be the case, but nooooooooooooo, we can bitch a lot and have changes made. Many airports have been forced to put in noise abatement devices, change landing patterns late at night and even put new windows in some houses.
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On 12/10/2010 10:49 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Same syndrome as people trapped in now-grossly-devalued houses alongside what used to be a sedate semi-rural 2-laner, but is now a 5-lane thoroughfare out to the mall and commercial strip that got built out by the Big Road. For airports, they seldom planned a big enough clear (or limited to industrial use) zone around the perimeter when they were built (or in many cases adapted from old military airfields.)
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Heh. Can't recall the details but in Spokane Wa some braindead bureacrat issued a building permit for what should have been a banned business in the protected zone under the airport traffic pattern. Almost a federal case to get it cancelled.
Harry K
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On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 22:49:20 -0500, "Ed Pawlowski"

Noise abatement - to some degree. Limiting night flights, yes. Beyond that, there should be no liability to housing built after the airport was there.
Our "local" airport has become an "international" airport, with jets etc coming and going, people in the ritzy neighbourhood across the river were bitching - but they don't have a leg to stand on because the property was listed as "under flight path"
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