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noisy biplane advertising

Original post made by lea cox on Aug 28, 2011

For at least an hour now, a noisy biplane with an allstate sign has been circling the neighborhood of professorville. not only is this noise pollution, but it is a waste of fuel. Why is this permitted?

Comments (6)

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Aircraft banner towing is regulated by the FAA.

Allstate is obviously funding the advertising operation. Perhaps they could explain why they are funding the damage of the environmentally sensitive habitat of Palo Altans.


Posted by reggie, a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Could we do something about those 747s as well?

Posted by Don't buy Allstate insurance, a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Don't buy your insurance from Allstate and tell your friends not to as well. Since this is Professorville complaining again perhaps it will make a difference to Allstate's bottom line!!!!

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 29, 2011 at 5:39 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Get a life!
Banners are a time honored advertizing tool.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I sympathize w/Lea. We are subjected to waaay too much noise pollution. It's extra annoying when it's private industry advertising - at least we can mute the TV when commercials come on. The right to peaceful enjoyment of our homes - a legal right - is often at odds w/all sorts of inconsiderate folks who insist that we be subjected to their noise.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I don't believe we have a legal right not to expect noise during the day. After all, there is my neighbor's lawnmower, the sound of children playing in the playground, the sound of trashtrucks backing up, the sound of sirens, the sound of traffic, the sound of barking dogs, etc. all polluting my peaceful environment every day.

Whether we are bothered by this noise comes down to our state of mind.

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