Death of Common Sense in Aviation

I ran across this link to a story about the death of common sense in Aviation.  On the one hand I found it amusing, but amusing is not so funny when it gets too close to the truth.  An attorney on linkedin responded to discussion about this very defensively.  Sensitive much?  The point really isn’t the lawyers, the point is the people who hire them to sue, and our crazy legislation system that allows it to go on.

One of the examples in the article is something that has bothered me for quite some time.  I am a private pilot, and so Aviation is near and dear to my heart.  I have never understood how people can buy a home next to an airport, and then start to complain about noise, pollution, or whatever.  Hello?  If you don’t want to live next door to an airport, here’s a hint: don’t buy a home there.  Expecting the airport to change or move is just ridiculous.  As to airport expansion causing issues, I say the same thing: If you don’t want that, then don’t buy a house in a spot where that might happen.  It’s not difficult, really it’s not.