Airport Working to Reduce Noise Complaints, Director Says

Lakeland Linder Airport is taking steps to reduce noise complaints, its director told city commissioners Friday. When winds are calm, nighttime flights will approach from and depart toward the west and fly over less-populated areas, The Ledger reports. In addition, the airport is still working with the FAA to allow jets to reach higher altitudes faster, and they’re planning approaches that would put more flights over the Polk Parkway instead of neighborhoods.