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Notes: Flight path changes should cut down on helicopter noise for Alexandria and neighbors

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Alexandrians should be hearing less helicopter noise thanks to some changes at the federal level.

Earlier this week, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced changes to flight paths for helicopters to try and cut down on noise issues — particularly for helicopters coming to and from the Pentagon.

The change comes after years of noise complaints and community input. A system for logging complaints will remain, though, so residents can continue filing complaints if helicopter noise remains an issue.

“Since I took office over eight years ago, helicopter noise has been a constant source of complaints from constituents across Northern Virginia,” Beyer said in a statement. “Here in the nation’s capital with military, medical, commercial and other aviation, aircraft noise will always be with us — but there are things we can do to help reduce the impact on residents.”

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