The Quiet Skies Coalition (QSC) is comprised of citizen volunteers, based in
East Hampton, NY, whose collective experience as residents neighboring the
East Hampton airport compelled us to action, to reduce or eliminate the noise
and air pollution this facility imposes on surrounding communities.
Organized in August of 2011, QSC functions as an unincorporated association
of like-minded individuals. Our leadership includes residents from the Towns of
East Hampton and Southampton, the two municipalities which border the airport.
Our 350 members hail from across the East End--on North and South forks,
Shelter Island and, increasingly, from Long Island communities even farther afield.
We are committed to regaining control of what was once a small, rural airport
supporting local recreational pilots. The increased number of flights to
East Hampton Airport, particularly those of helicopters, sea planes and jets,
disrupts and disturbs the peaceful enjoyment of our homes, properties and
recreational areas and damages our protected natural habitats.
These conditions are intolerable and corrode the quality of life and commitment
to the environmental preservation that defines the East End of Long Island, and
particularly the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton.