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Newport Beach seeks new John Wayne takeoff path to lessen jet noiseAt John Wayne Airport, planes already take off at a steeper angle. If the city has its way, they'll also travel in an S-curve above Upper Newport Bay, away from homes. (www.latimes.com) More...
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These will be the first people to whine and demand intervention when any airline that already has a marginal return here drops service and the remaining airlines jack up their prices or the whiners are inconvenienced by having to commute to LAX to get a flight longer than 1000 miles.
These are important people. They have Starbucks everyday.
Some of them also have bizjets. That fly out of SNA. Bet they don't get unhappy about THAT aircraft noise ...
Well, the story says they are "MOVER AND SHAKER TYPES" and like James says here below, they have Starbucks everyday. LOL
If it really was about noise pollution, they could start with Harleys and modified mufflers. (Which you'd probably find in a few garages of those wealthy neighborhoods.)