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Stop Sonic Booms

The FAA's Noise Abatement Policy calls for standards for supersonic aircraft similar to those of subsonic aircraft. (See the Draft Policy, Future Supersonic Transport (SST) Airplanes.) This is insufficient because it deals only with engine noise from the source and not sonic booms.

Sonic booms are incompatible with residential and recreational uses of land. Therefore, sonic booms should not occur over or within 50 miles of land. Moreover, the US government, NASA, and the FAA are spending billions to develop supersonic jet engines. This investment is an investment in a noisier world. The FAA Noise Abatement Policy should seek to end such funding.

Please write to the FAA and tell them to:

Send comments in triplicate to:
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of the Chief Counsel
Attention: Rules Docket (AGC-200)
Docket No. [30109]
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

You may also submit your comments via email.
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