Residents clash with FAA over air traffic

Federal Aviation Administration officials and New Canaan residents are squaring off on increased air traffic over the Southwestern Connecticut town. A public meeting was held Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Select in Stamford between FAA experts and concerned residents.The FAA is looking to increase air traffic over the town to ease delays that are congesting airports as far as Philadelphia. Residents are concerned that planes will compromise their quality of life."You move out kind of away from the beaten path to live in the country, and the noise pollution would be the largest concern,? a resident told News 12 Connecticut.Planes will be flying lower and creating noise four times worse than it is now according to New Canaan First Selectman Judy Neville, who met with FAA officials. Flights over the town are currently at altitudes around 8,500 feet and average a noise level between 35 and 37 decibels.