How predictable it is that any complaint of aircraft noise initiates a patronizing, dismissive, response from the pro-pilot lobby (letters Jan 28, ‘Planes are OK’).
I live in Myocum too, and I and my neighbours (including some who have lived here for decades) are being driven to distraction by the incessant noise, the 6am start times, the illegal low-flying, circling, swooping and ear-splitting drone of small planes and helicopters. It has increased extraordinarily of late.
Years ago we met with pilots to attempt to negotiate, and for a while there was consideration. But, yet again, the commercial and private interests of a few trample the quality of life issues of many. We weren’t in the flight path when we moved here many years ago – but it seems we are now, particularly for helicopters. Council can’t/won’t do anything, not even require planes to have baffles (mufflers). I don’t support vandalism, and there are no ‘regular channels of complaint’ (Backlash, 28/1) for local aircraft noise, so the only course is higher authorities.
Thanks Ms Gardavsky, you are not in the minority at all; I for one appreciate the info.
Madeleine Green, Myocum