|Published:||Apr 16, 2010 11:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 16, 2010 11:34 PM EDT|
Jet noise fueling anger in Estero.
Today people got some answers on lowering the noise from planes coming into Southwest Florida International.
In 2008 increased air traffic caused the FAA to re-route flights over Estero- something that residents have been battling ever since.
It's jet noise that some Estero residents are fired up about.
Concerned resident Jim Dodge says,
"I think they could have done a better job of routing over the water."
This afternoon the South Lee County Airplane Noise Committee met with community leaders. They discussed changes the FAA agreed to make for flights over Estero.
Nate Batos with the South Lee County Airplane Noise Committee says, "Number one the flights over Estero have been raised from 3 thousand to 4 thousand feet."
They also agreed to re-route some flights around Estero when possible,they'll also provide the committee with plane traffic information.
"The committee is not fully satisfied with the improvements it's been able to achieve today."
"There is more that could have been done but I think we have a livable solution."
Residents would rather eliminate air traffic over Estero all together.
Bill Williams with the Estero Community Council says,
"We know we live within 15 feet of an airport so recognize you can't get rid of all of it, but to be in a pattern is frustrating to many."