Planes Diverted From Dallas Airport During Neighbor's Noise News Conference | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 04.27.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.26.17

Airborne
04.27.17

Airborne
04.28.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 04.27.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.26.17

Airborne
04.27.17

Airborne
04.28.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17

Mon, May 22, 2006

Planes Diverted From Dallas Airport During Neighbor's Noise News Conference

See? Love Field Is REAL Quiet... Honest!

Relative quiet in the skies over a neighborhood where residents are holding a news conference to complain about airplane noise would seem to defeat the purpose of the news conference, right? Well, that appears to have been the case near Love Field in Dallas, TX last week, where Richard Medrano and his neighbors spoke with reporters about their recently-filed complaint against the airport.

As it turns out, however, that silence may have been at least somewhat by design. The Associated Press reports that Southwest Airlines -- the main player at Love -- diverted three of its flights from the airport over the course of the 45-minute news conference.

That was confirmed to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram by an FAA official, who says the flights were diverted at the request of Southwest Airlines.

Medrano, who also sits on the board of DFW International -- Love Field's main rival -- wants Congress to keep the 1979 Wright Amendment in place. That legislation limits the number of destinations available to flights from Love Field.

Southwest, of course, is lobbying to undo the Wright Amendment -- which it says unfairly hampers air carrier competition in North Texas.

In spite of statements from the FAA confirming the diversions, Southwest says it knows nothing about them... but that didn't stop Medrano from "thanking" Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher for diverting the flights.

FMI: www.southwest.com

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.29.17)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is a distinctly original one-of-a-kind, “living and working” aviation museum that traces the lineage of the Be>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.27.17: Kitty Hawk Flyer, College Drones, DJI VR Goggles

Also: Airborne at XPONENTIAL, AMA On Mil-Airspace, Canadian Drones, AMA Legislative Efforts With an appearance not all that different than many of the multi-copters we’re all>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17: UAS Broadcast, College Drone Racing, XPO17 LIVE!

Also: Aeryon Labs, Northrop Grumman, XTAR Connectivity, Bowling Green Drones The broadcast platforms of tomorrow may well be unmanned... and 360 Designs has just introduced the Fly>[...]

Airborne 04.28.17: Perlan Mission II, DJI VR Goggles, Pilot... NOT!

Also: American Airlines, Airborne-NextGen, Biofuel, ATR 72-600, Gogo, Drone Drive, L3 Aviation Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider to the edge of space to colle>[...]

AUVSI and Aero-News Announce Live Webcast Schedules for XPONENTIAL 2017

The World's Greatest Gathering Of 'All Things Unmanned' Will Get Expert Live Coverage! The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and their "Airborne-Unmann>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC