Letter: Helicopters should fly over ocean

Helicopters arriving and departing at the East Hampton

Helicopters arriving and departing at the East Hampton Town Airport in Wainscott. There have been complaints from residents across Long Island about the increase in helicopter traffic to and from the eastern end of the island. (Oct. 14, 2007) (Credit: Gordon M. Grant, 2007)

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I don't have much sympathy for the helicopter noise problem in the Hamptons ["Debate over flight paths restarts," News, April 22]. That's the destination of virtually all the choppers.

I have a problem with the fact that most of them pass over my house on the North Fork to get there. The solution seems to be relatively simple: If you want to fly to the South Fork, fly over the ocean.

If that still causes a problem for our Hamptons brethren, then maybe they should just ban the helicopters entirely.

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Jack Barthel, Cutchogue

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