Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Clement Requests Congressman Beyer: Act Immediately to Eliminate Helicopter Noise

Hello,

Thank You, Audrey Clement, for proposing that Congressman Beyer immediately act to eliminate noise from the Vietnam-era helicopters that continuously fly over our Arlington neighborhoods, including my Fairlington neighborhood where Libby Garvey, and local Media VIPs Scott McCaffrey, and Scott Brodbeck live.

From Audrey's press release today:

"While campaigning around Arlington I've heard many complaints from residents about noisy helicopters. My opponent has been talking about trying to mitigate helicopter noise for years. But residents in her Fairlington neighborhood tell me helicopter noise is worse than ever.

Many of the helicopter flights are so-called VIP flights, transporting flag officers and senior-level Pentagon employees between the Pentagon and close-by military installations.

Turns out that many of the helicopters are Vietnam-era. The UH1N helicopters (photo attached) responsible for much of the noise in my opponent's Fairlington neighborhood were first deployed in 1970.

Therefore, I am asking Congressman Beyer to accelerate retirement of UH1N and other older helicoptere and work with NASA to make development of quiet helicopters a priority. Congressman Beyer sits on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee of the House of Representatives, which includes NASA. Congressman Beyer and his family have owned a Land Rover / Range Rover deslership for decades. Land Rover not only manufactures Range Rover SUVs but armored Range Rover SUVs (photo attached) used throughout the world for secure VIP transportation.

Consequently, when elected to County Board, I will work with Congressman Beyer to retire obsolete noisy helicopters and replace then with high-security SUVs. Given that VDOT will soon have a network of Express Lanes in Northern Virginia, it makes no sense for Arlington residents to suffer from noise and air pollution caused by VIP helicopter flights."

Cindy

31 Comments:

At 25 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Libby is driving around te County in her SUV persuading everyone to ride bicycles 24/7/365.

 
At 25 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do American auto manufacturers make commercial off the shelf armored SUVs? If not, why not?

 
At 25 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the U.S. Ambassador to Volvo and Land Rover, Congressman Don Beyer.

 
At 25 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are Congressman Beyer's opponents on this?

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about armored Lincoln Navigators or Cadillac Escalades Made in USA?

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Difference betwen a single engine Huey and a twin-engine Huey -- one bullet vs. one engine and two bullets vs. two engines.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noise has been occurrng Fairlington for 20+ years-- where's Libby?

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't have Pentagon VIPs driving armored Humvees through vibrant McLean on the way to Dulles.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, Don Beyer Range Rovers have heated leather seats.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if Congresman Beyer drives a Range Rover to his office on the Hill from his home in Falls Church? Or does he ride a bicycle down the W O and D Trail?

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This model helicopter is mintenance intensive and the cost per flight must be huge. Other VIP helicopters (Sikorsky) from the same era should also be retired.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Blogger Erin said...

Yeah, no. My husband is a helicopter pilot. Deal with it.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congressman Beyer drives a Big Dog Range Rover to his office on the Hill. Do you think he's gonna be dumbclassed by a RePig driving a Made in Mexico Ford SUV?

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erin, your husband is waking up Navy families with noise from helicopters that were designed 60 years ago by aeronatical enginers using slide rules. That sucks.

One Rolling Thunder every year is enough.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naval Aviators fly all afternoon after drinking all night and pukeing all morning.

Their motto: "One turning and one burning...no big deal".

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Libby is driving around Arlington in her SUV telling everyone to ride bicycles 24/7/365.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Sleazy Scott McCaffrey and Slimey Scott Brodbeck just go along with the Democratic Regime's program for their own Fairlington Neighborhood - deteriorating infrastructure and increasing quality-of-life issues.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until their neighborhood is scheduled to be bulldozed and replaced by more Smart Growth Gentrification mixed use redevelopment.

 
At 26 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, they tell you that the neighborhood THEY allowed to deteriorate over many years needs to be bulldozed into Smart Growth Gntrification mixed use redevelopmnet.

 
At 27 October, 2016 , Anonymous another fed up Dem said...

Next big Smart Growth thing - older churches in the County redeveloped like the Arlington Presbyterian Church's PTL (Pass The Loot) deal.

 
At 27 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of transportation our lovable Libby just approved paying $13.3 million for 23 prefab bus shelters for the Pike, do the math.

 
At 27 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the history of UH1 helicopters --- designed by engineers using slide rules 60 years ago. No wonder they're noisey.

 
At 27 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helicopters? Don Beyer has been too busy planning Volvo's U.S. manufacturing assembly facility in SC. Next term he'll be busy planning Land Rover's U.S. manufacturing facility in Georgia.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insofar as I can determine Don Beyer has sponsored a few "feel good" resolutions and legislation in Congress. He should have remained an Ambassador to some Western European nation, like Sweden.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What SUCKS is Libby Garvey giving millions of tax dollars to bicycle fanatics in memory of her late husband who was a bicycle nut. Yes, she drives around in her SUV telling everyone to bicycle 24/7/365. Then she approves done deals with developers to build 800 vehicle underground garages near Metro stations.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 45 degrees this morning and the wind is blowing hard. There is no way I would bicycle to work even if I liked bicycles. BTW, Jay Fisette is another one who drives around in his Prius telling everyone to ride bicycles 24/7/365.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A UH1 helicopter has been flying in circles over my residential neighborhood for 1/2 hour at 300 feet. Why? This occurs at least 4 days a week.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much has been spent over the past 30 years on stealth aircraft, drones, the F-35 fighter, etc., etc.? Oh, and planning for a Mission to Mars.

Can't the rocket scientists at least design high-tech replacement blades for these antiquated helicopters and cut the noise significantly?

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A helicopter is flying around my residential neighborhood. What is there to see? Same single family homes as they saw yeaterday. It's cold and no one is even sunbathing. LOL.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

Time to move Rolling Thunder to VA Beach, while we're at it.

 
At 28 October, 2016 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

UH1 helicopters have been flying overhead for hours. This $hit has been going on day-in day-out for decades. Enough.

 

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