In reply to Susana Gardavsky’s comments regarding aircraft noise in Myocum (letters, January 22):
I have had the pleasure of living in Myocum for the last 14 years and love the sounds of magpies waking me in the morning, the occasional black crow squawking, dog barking, cows mooing and black cockatoos screeching as they fly into the sunset.
There is no place better, I believe, to live on this planet.
Yes, there are a few planes that fly into the air to deliver the crazy buggers who want to jump out at 14,000 feet, or gliders trying to catch thermals or other individuals just joy-flying around the countryside. Believe me, the noise they make is no more than the rolling surf that is a pleasure to hear some days. It is no louder than the traffic rolling down the Pacific Highway or the occasional motorbike roaring down Myocum Road.
What about the helicopters flying around or the commercial jets that regularly pass overhead? These surely make more impact than the people genuinely enjoying the view of our little piece of paradise from the best vantage point they can reach.
For you to write to the ombudsman complaining about the noise coming from the Tyagarah airfield I find quite disturbing and concerning. I find the whole thing is a complete waste of bureaucratic time. Trust me, unless you are very, very old, the airfield has been here a lot longer than you and I have lived. May I suggest that if you don’t appreciate the beauty of Myocum and the noises that are associated with living here, then Australia is a big country and you should move on and let someone else appreciate the beauty that we experience every day. If you choose to stay, stop your whinging and be happy that people are having fun.
Why do I bother writing this? I believe I am the silent majority in this case and you are very much in the minority and making a big noise.
Bill Nicholls, Myocum