Letter: Logan flights remain a serious problem

A scene from August shows Paul Yovino in his Milton yard watching a plane on its Logan Airport flight path.

Colm O’Molloy for The Boston Globe/File

A scene from August shows Paul Yovino in his Milton yard watching a plane on its Logan Airport flight path.

The article “Shake, rattle, and call” (Oct. 3 Globe South) is accompanied by a photo of Milton resident Paul Yovino on his lawn with a plane overhead.

I was completely flabbergasted because (1) the plane was much smaller than the usual larger planes that fly over our East Milton/Cunningham Park neighborhood, and (2) the position of the plane was well north and higher than the usual path.


While this change has moved some of the flights farther north and higher, they are still going past at 3-minute intervals starting before 6 a.m. and lasting until well past midnight. This is not an exaggeration, as I have timed them.

And most of them have continued in the low pattern, which sometimes rattles windows.

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Interestingly, the change has occurred since the decision was made to extend the trial period for six months from September to March.

Of course, our storm windows are about to be applied, which will dull the sound somewhat, and we won’t be on patios and porches as much until April. So the complaints will diminish, and the FAA and Logan Airport officials can say, “See how much better it is.”

Hogwash. In actuality, nothing is being done to alleviate the real problem, which is the higher number of flights over certain already-busy flight paths.

Judith Gundersen


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