Posted by: hunterwaters | July 7, 2010

More long-range flights from DCA?

Being one of the many DC residents who cringe at having to travel to Dulles Airport (IAD) or Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) to catch a long-distance flight, I came across this interest story in today’s Washington Post about possible flight expansions at Reagan National Airport (DCA).

“A handful of federal lawmakers are seeking to vastly expand the number of long-distance flights at Reagan National Airport, easing long-standing restrictions designed to protect neighboring communities from noise and air pollution.”

The argument is that longer range flights would require larger aircraft, which make more noise.  For those of you who have not been to Gravelly Point, here’s what you get regardless of the type of aircraft.

The Citizens for the Abatement of Aircraft Noise have put together a cool simulator of what certain aircraft sound like when taking off from DCA.

Yes, living near an airport does get loud, but it certainly would make those west coast flights much more convenient.


  1. ahhhhhh very good, bookmarked 🙂 keep it up, JusyKassy.

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