Pilots can help hold the noise down


To the Editor:

As we sat outside enjoying the cooling night breezes, conversation was continually brought to a halt by the steady procession of private planes and jets overhead. The pilots could do a lot to avoid annoying thousands of Islanders, if they simply flew out over the water and avoided flying over the Island. This simple step would improve the quality of life for us all at very little cost.

On the safety side, a crash on the land could potentially be far more harmful to innocent islanders than one over water. I am not suggesting a law to address this, because pilots appear to be courteous and considerate in the main. Maybe if we just spread the word, we can count on their decency.

Pilots — it really can be annoying, please help us enjoy the peace of this beautiful Island.

Todd Follansbee

West Tisbury