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(New York Daily News)   Behold the miserable quality of life in the Hamptons where noisy helicopters ferrying people back and forth to NYC are ruining people's good time   (nydailynews.com) divider line 91
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2014-08-24 04:13:53 PM  
 
2014-08-24 04:29:42 PM  
Is there even a small enough violin?
 
2014-08-24 05:03:53 PM  
Maybe the rich will eat each other before we have to eat them.

/wishful thinking
 
2014-08-24 05:40:42 PM  

HighlanderRPI: First World Problems


Done in one.
 
2014-08-24 05:42:08 PM  
Done in 1%.
 
2014-08-24 05:42:25 PM  
Boo-farking-hoo

CareOMeter. [\..........]
 
2014-08-24 05:43:01 PM  
Oh wow: life in the vacation paradise has become a nightmare.

A war-torn area with insufficient food and water, where what few resources there are are fought over by heavily-armed groups, where atrocities and human rights violations are a daily occurrence? I can't imagine. Those poor people.
 
2014-08-24 05:50:50 PM  
Nice places to live don't stay nice forever.  Move somewhere that has more going for it than quiet.
 
2014-08-24 05:51:41 PM  
There is a guy with an S-92 that flies in and out of there.


That sucker is loud.
 
2014-08-24 05:51:51 PM  
For a price, they can hire Richard Daley to bulldoze that airport in the middle of the night.
 
2014-08-24 05:52:21 PM  
So, rich people want to get too and from their vacation home in the Hamptons quicker, with less hassle.  They're willing to pay to have a private aircraft take them to and from.... Then they're pissed that so many other people are doing this that their little vacation paradise is, how was it phrased???? Oh yeah: "life in the vacation paradise has become a nightmare"

BWAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!  Suck it, assholes.
 
2014-08-24 05:54:25 PM  
Rich white people problems.

\Ultimate NIMBY territory.
 
2014-08-24 05:54:36 PM  
Nuke the site from orbit.
 
2014-08-24 05:56:15 PM  
If they don't like it, there are plenty of other beaches.
 
2014-08-24 05:56:31 PM  
And yes, I know the article says the increase is partly because people are now paying for individual seats on a heli instead of the whole heli to themselves.  Doesn't change my sentiment.
 
2014-08-24 05:58:11 PM  
Good news for the helicopter industry, pilots, mechanics.
 
2014-08-24 05:58:51 PM  
As a wise man once quipped...

 B-O-O H-O-O
 
2014-08-24 06:05:33 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: So, rich people want to get too and from their vacation home in the Hamptons quicker, with less hassle. They're willing to pay to have a private aircraft take them to and from.... Then they're pissed that so many other people are doing this that their little vacation paradise is, how was it phrased????


Not everyone in the Hamptons are rich.  You still have all the locals who work in the service industry.  Chances are that the person who cuts your hair or delivers your mail isn't going to be able to afford $500 for a helicopter ride.  Meanwhile, they're most likely to live near the airport because it is all they can afford.
 
2014-08-24 06:09:31 PM  
Plot twist:  I hope none of you enjoy a scenic, low cost area that is ripe for expansion.  McMansions have a way of pricing out everyone in town.
 
2014-08-24 06:09:35 PM  
The whole point is that you can see/hear them.

They can afford it, and you can't.
 
2014-08-24 06:10:59 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Rich white people problems.

\Ultimate NIMBY territory.


The horror.
 
2014-08-24 06:11:08 PM  
Wait till the drones finally arrive.
 
2014-08-24 06:11:22 PM  

Dinjiin: Don't Troll Me Bro!: So, rich people want to get too and from their vacation home in the Hamptons quicker, with less hassle. They're willing to pay to have a private aircraft take them to and from.... Then they're pissed that so many other people are doing this that their little vacation paradise is, how was it phrased????

Not everyone in the Hamptons are rich.  You still have all the locals who work in the service industry.  Chances are that the person who cuts your hair or delivers your mail isn't going to be able to afford $500 for a helicopter ride.  Meanwhile, they're most likely to live near the airport because it is all they can afford.


Fair enough.  Maybe my schadenfreude was not warranted.  While reading that I was thinking about a guy at work who came back from his cabin on Castle Rock flowage, where he hauls his gigantic powerboat behind his F350-billion or whatever, and always comes back complaining about all the other assholes on the lake.
 
2014-08-24 06:12:16 PM  
Can't we just sink Long Island? It's like the Florida of New York.
 
2014-08-24 06:12:57 PM  
If you knew the island you would realize that most of it is made of mid to low income people.   These people in the flight path of the helicopters ferrying the rich from the city to the Hampton's have to deal with these choppers flying as low as 100 feet up.   All so the rich can get a nice view instead of going over the water.

Picture every Friday night having a helicopter fly over your house every 20-30 min till 1am.  Then the pattern repeats on Sunday night.  Plus you live 75 Miles from the Hampton's.  This is who the article is about.  Not the rich.
Mattituck  is 15 miles north of the Hamptons and separated by water, the north fork of LI is not the rich.  Most of the houses out there are converted summer homes that go for about 100K (dirt cheap for Long Island).
 
2014-08-24 06:14:38 PM  

Abox: Nice places to live don't stay nice forever.  Move somewhere that has more going for it than quiet.


I always find that funny they go to these places to get away from where they are and then they bring the stuff from home to make it more like home and it becomes as stressful as home. Like Deep Creek Lake here in Maryland or Lake Tahoe.
 
2014-08-24 06:14:47 PM  
For a price of one way flight to Europe first class, you want to go on a whirly bird from Manhattan to Long Island -- you have your priorities straight. Here, safeguard my retirement and protect my mortgage. Never understood the Hamptons.
 
2014-08-24 06:14:56 PM  
They should bring this shiat out to rural Missouri where I understand the TeaBaggers are practicing with shotguns to shoot down drones and black helicopters. I think most ordinary people call it skeet shooting.  I have an acquaintance with a 10 gauge magnum shotgun.  3.5 inch shell I believe.  Closest thing to a cannon I've ever fired.  He calls it a goose gun.  Maybe needed that in the old days but now you can run out on any golf course and choke a goose to death with your bare hands.
 
2014-08-24 06:18:33 PM  
Just be grateful they aren't military helicopters.

Especially one of these bad boys.

www.enemyforces.net

/every weekend
 
2014-08-24 06:21:29 PM  
<< For a price of one way flight to Europe first class, you want to go on a whirly bird from Manhattan to Long Island >>

If you can do this, why not ? How does this come even close to affecting you ?
 
2014-08-24 06:23:19 PM  
I like the complaint about how they can read the numbers on the planes, they're so low, which is the point, as the numbers were originally mandated so that low-fliers could be identified and reported.
 
2014-08-24 06:25:04 PM  
thelunatick
If you knew the island you would realize that most of it is made of mid to low income people. These people in the flight path of the helicopters ferrying the rich from the city to the Hampton's have to deal with these choppers flying as low as 100 feet up. All so the rich can get a nice view instead of going over the water.
Picture every Friday night having a helicopter fly over your house every 20-30 min till 1am. Then the pattern repeats on Sunday night. Plus you live 75 Miles from the Hampton's. This is who the article is about. Not the rich.
Mattituck is 15 miles north of the Hamptons and separated by water, the north fork of LI is not the rich. Most of the houses out there are converted summer homes that go for about 100K (dirt cheap for Long Island).


Most of the article talks about options like having flights 20 miles off the coast or limiting the number of flights.

How about requiring a specific on-route operating height until they land?
\Maybe it does not work that way!?!
 
2014-08-24 06:26:09 PM  
I'm not a fan of the Hamptons but I am out here this week visiting the in-laws. Their place is situated in such a manner that you can't see these helicopters, but I can testify that they are numerous. But I can also testify that they are absolutely necessary. I took one from Manhattan Friday because the car service driver told me it would be a "several hour" drive. With the helo I was out there, drink in hand, feet in sand, within 45 minutes. Sort of hard to argue that's not a good solution to NYC traffic.
 
2014-08-24 06:29:01 PM  
<< I'm not a fan of the Hamptons but I am out here this week visiting the in-laws. Their place is situated in such a manner that you can't see these helicopters, but I can testify that they are numerous. But I can also testify that they are absolutely necessary. I took one from Manhattan Friday because the car service driver told me it would be a "several hour" drive. With the helo I was out there, drink in hand, feet in sand, within 45 minutes. Sort of hard to argue that's not a good solution to NYC traffic. >>

How long was the flight, 26 minutes ? ;)
 
2014-08-24 06:31:08 PM  
Subby have you ever driven on the L.IE.?
 
2014-08-24 06:34:42 PM  
Black helicopters, rogue by chance?

/obscure?
 
2014-08-24 06:35:40 PM  

nickdaisy: With the helo I was out there, drink in hand, feet in sand, within 45 minutes. Sort of hard to argue that's not a good solution to NYC traffic.


You said it, Old Sport.
 
2014-08-24 06:42:52 PM  
is this where the ultra-obscenely wealthy annoy the merely obscenely wealthy in the hope that the merely obscene give a rats ass?

my violin.... where did i put it.. better check the atomic tip again, it gets snagged.
 
2014-08-24 06:43:26 PM  

Keys dude: << I'm not a fan of the Hamptons but I am out here this week visiting the in-laws. Their place is situated in such a manner that you can't see these helicopters, but I can testify that they are numerous. But I can also testify that they are absolutely necessary. I took one from Manhattan Friday because the car service driver told me it would be a "several hour" drive. With the helo I was out there, drink in hand, feet in sand, within 45 minutes. Sort of hard to argue that's not a good solution to NYC traffic. >>

How long was the flight, 26 minutes ? ;)


My wife tells me it was longer than 45 mins and I'm just remembering it as a short flight because I had a few in me. I don't know, it seemed fairly quick.

The worst hop is the one from SNA to LAX. We live fairly close to SNA. If I have to take a commercial flight it's usually international, which means a helicopter from John Wayne to LAX. That is a miserable ride. For one thing it's long, but also because they make you go through regular security for some reason, which is a real pain. Avoid at all costs.
 
2014-08-24 06:43:50 PM  
Someone needs to start a luxury blimp service.
 
2014-08-24 06:45:09 PM  
Looking at this, the lowest safe altitude for congested is generally considered 1000 feet, maybe 500 feet, but it appears like this can be recommended and this is not a hard and fast limit set by the FAA for helicopters here.

If there is that much traffic they need to get the FAA involved and make it a 'congested area'

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=4277f5eecce95c7185e949f91e12 5 575&node=14:2.0.1.3.10.2.4.10&rgn=div8" target="_blank">eCFR ? Code of Federal Regulations

§91.119 Minimum safe altitudes: General.

Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:

(a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.

(b) Over congested areas. Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.

(c) Over other than congested areas. An altitude of 500 feet above the surface, except over open water or sparsely populated areas. In those cases, the aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.

(d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface-

(1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA; and

(2) A powered parachute or weight-shift-control aircraft may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (c) of this section.

[Docket No. 18334, 54 FR 34294, Aug. 18, 1989, as amended by Amdt. 91-311, 75 FR 5223, Feb. 1, 2010]
 
2014-08-24 06:52:03 PM  
Meanwhile, in Detroit.......................
 
2014-08-24 06:54:02 PM  
si.wsj.net

WHAT?  BUD, YOU THERE?  WHAT?
 
2014-08-24 06:54:42 PM  
Makes me want to buy a surplus Huey and fly it up and down the island all day. I could probably start a pay website to fund the fuel, and still turn a profit.

/ BRB
 
2014-08-24 06:56:21 PM  
I used to fly out of Orange County , CA carrying plenty of the well off. They have some really restrictive noise rules there because rich people hate noise.

Except on the day they're flying.
 
2014-08-24 06:59:49 PM  

Mock26: Someone needs to start a luxury blimp service.


That would be great: Airships are cool.
 
2014-08-24 07:00:47 PM  

edmo: I used to fly out of Orange County , CA carrying plenty of the well off. They have some really restrictive noise rules there because rich people hate noise.

Except on the day they're flying.


those restrictions are in place for good reason. Our place is right on the beach but I can STILL hear the planes when they fly over. It's not often, because the normal flight path is away from our place, but apparently during an emergency or for certain military aircraft they do fly overhead. I can understand in an emergency (once in awhile) but don't understand why military planes are allowed to do this. It's very unpleasant to listen to and they could just fly the regular route over the duplexes and condos to the east instead.
 
2014-08-24 07:08:25 PM  

Nick Nostril: Makes me want to buy a surplus Huey and fly it up and down the island all day. I could probably start a pay website to fund the fuel, and still turn a profit.

/ BRB


You'd be escorted back from whence you came about ten minutes after the first house you buzzed called its Congressman's private number.
 
2014-08-24 07:15:16 PM  
I don't know how they car hear anything there over the din of the tiny violins.
 
2014-08-24 07:16:10 PM  
If only they were Col. Kilgore's helicopters.
 
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