About 25 residents attended a workshop at Bob Hope Airport on Thursday, many of them complaining that they don't qualify for a program to soundproof their homes despite the intrusions of aircraft noise.
The workshop was designed to get public input as part of an update to a study looking at the impact of aircraft noise on areas surrounding the airport. One of the main reasons the airfield is conducting the study is to continue receiving federal funding for its residential sound insulation program.
Two of the attendees — Luis Navarro and Jeff Garner — live near the runway where most aircraft land from the west.
While they don't know each other, they both had the same complaint: They live near a runway, but they're not within the boundary covered by the soundproofing program.
As part of the insulation program, the airport pays for double-paned windows, new doors and insulation to be installed in homes.