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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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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