The Art of the Possible showcases how a collaborative team in Seattle worked to promote significant changes in the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding bill that will benefit everyone affected by aviation noise. This episode delves into the 2024 FAA Reauthorization Act and its implications for aviation noise management and air safety. It covers the near-collision event at Reagan National Airport that spurred legislative action, explores the provisions of the bill aimed at reducing noise and increasing safety, and highlights community efforts in Seattle to influence federal policy. It also discusses the challenges and successes of engaging stakeholders including airlines, local governments, and residents. The episode wraps up with recent legislative updates and their potential impact on noise abatement and aviation technology advancements.

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This episode was written and edited by Carolyn McCulley.
Music by Cast of Characters, Moments, and Sounds like Sander.