Noticed an increase in noise pollution since the new base commander took over? Witnessing disregard by KAFB for the City Noise Abatement ordinance (PDF)? Is your neighborhood bombarded all night by noise like this?
There have been an increasingly large number of Albuquerque residents complaining on this forum, Facebook, and in the ABQ Journal, about noise issues from our southernmost neighbor. Now's your chance to voice a concern.
Though this meeting is for the Parkland Hills area, anyone from Nob Hill or Ridgecrest is welcome to attend and voice their concern to Martin Heinrich's office and a representative from KAFB:
NM Senator for District 16, CiscoMcSorley at email@example.com
Why is it important you call? Because KAFB is required to file every complaint made by a citizen and report these regularly. Allowable noise is in some part based on the appearance that a community thinks it's OK. If you only call once, that's only 1 complaint tracked for an entire year's worth of noise. So don't let anyone on this site or from KAFB intimidate you into thinking your phone call is unimportant. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Your voice matters and the more often you express it, the more often the taxpayer-funded military is required by law to respond.
"Engine run- ups for maintenance purposes, both on and off the aircraft, are restricted by City Ordinance (Chapter 9, Article 9, Section 11) and base regulation (KAFBI 202) between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am."
interesting - i don't think hot-fueling falls under that limitation since it isn't a run-up or maintenance.
in fact, that agreement is pretty toothless. it has basic horizontal & vertical routing limits (most airports nowadays have noise abatement procedures that all pilots should fly to avoid pissing off neighbors) but has no sound intensity limitations for operations on field.
a wimpy world!?
maybe some of us just want a little peace, is that too much to ask? what is so wimpy about wanting a peaceful existence?
and I don't live in the city, I live on the northwest side.
we are bombarded by noise pollution beginning at 7:00am, construction, backup beepers, barking/unattended dogs, leaf blowers, very low flying aircraft, etc etc
it sucks. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
happiness for me equals peace...