COMPLAINTS ABOUT AIRPORT NOISE ARE not unusual. The noise level of an airplane taking off can hit 120 decibels, which is painfully loud. So people living near airports often are understandably by the noise all day long. But it turns out, some people are more irritated by the noise than others.
Take Washington, DC. Reagan National Airport is situated right on the Potomac, smack dab in the middle of a densely populated city. As such, the flight paths of many of the planes go directly over residential homes and neighborhoods. In 2015, the airport received 8,760 complaints.