Helicopter noise hearing held on North Fork

Many residents are angry about the surge in

Many residents are angry about the surge in chopper flights over the North Fork in the past several years.

PECONIC - A public meeting was held Monday night in Peconic to address complaints about helicopter noise on the East End.  

Many residents said they were upset with the surge in chopper flights over the North Fork in the past several years.

Residents and local officials called on the Federal Aviation Authority to help cut the chopper noise by rerouting the flight path to go around Plum Island.

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council says it’s already doing its part to be a good neighbor. It said in a statement, “We've made significant route and noise concessions over the years and we'll continue to go to great lengths to work with the community to address complaints.”

The FAA declined News 12's request for an interview.

Residents on the South Fork will be meeting with FAA officials in Noyack Tuesday night with similar chopper noise complaints.

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