While the East Hampton Town Board recently dropped the proposal to ban helicopters flying into the East Hampton Airport on weekends, three other restrictions still remain: a mandatory curfew between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. for regular aircrafts, a curfew for noisy aircrafts from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. and a limit of one trip per week during the summer for noisy aircrafts.
The idea of a ban on helicopter traffic had been as a result of numerous complaints from the community in regards to noise from air traffic at the town-owned airport, specifically during the summer months. The Concerned Citizens of Montauk, had been on the forefront of complainers as well, but for a different reason. They were afraid that the overflow of air traffic from EH would have potentially starting coming into the airport in Montauk, in which case the small airport was afraid it would not be able to handle the extra aircrafts.
Now that the ban was thrown out, helicopters will be flowing into the Hamptons on a regular basis this summer. Some will be from the private sector and others from chartered heli services like Uber, among others. There’s going to be some busy skies above the East End!
With no ban in place now, who knows who will be flying into “The Hamptons” this summer? Let’s hope not Lord Disick and the Kardashian Klan again.
Check out this article from 27East for more details on what’s to come.