Why do planes fly over my house?
Planes seem to be flying over my house on purpose. Why?
Why don’t airplane owners get rid of those noisier jets?
Why are planes taking off to the south when there is no wind blowing?
Second, the airport’s precision instrument approach brings airplanes in for landing to the south. When this approach is being used, this requires that aircraft take off to the south to maintain a uni-directional traffic flow.
Why can’t airplanes taking off to the south climb higher and fly farther south before turning so they don’t fly over my neighborhood?
Who can do something about low-flying planes & helicopters?
Has the airport changed its flight patterns? Is that why I notice increases or decreases in the number of airplanes over my house?
Why is PDK's nighttime curfew voluntary?
The voluntary curfew is listed in as many pilot reference materials as we can find. In fact, the airport has published its own noise abatement pamphlet to get this information out to as many users as possible. Unfortunately, many of the operators who fly at night are not able to alter their hours of operation due to the nature of their business. Such operations include aeromedical operations, bank check and newspaper deliveries, pubic safety (police), etc. But, PDK actively identifies and then solicits operators at night to reschedule their operating hours and has been successful in many instances.
Why wasn't I informed that I lived next to an airport when I moved in?
What is “aircraft noise”?
How can jet engine noise be minimized?
The large fan-jet engines in modern Stage 3 aircraft muffle the noise by reducing the speed of the engine’s exhaust. In landing, these Stage 3 engines emit a hissing or humming sound when pilots reduce power to slow down to landing speed. As technology continues to progress, the newer Stage 3 engines are even better than the older engines. The sound has been diminished by lowering the speed of the fans and installing sound-absorbing material within the engine itself.
What are the other factors that contribute to aircraft noise?
Weather – in bad weather, engine noise may reflect off thermal layers in the atmosphere, making jets sound louder than on clear days.
Storms – air traffic controllers will direct pilots around storms, or pilots may request to deviate around a storm based on weather radar returns presented to the pilots in the cockpit. These deviations for regular flight patterns may take planes over areas not normally affected by aircraft noise.
Routes/airspace – much of the airspace around the PDK Airport is affected by the surrounding airports of Hartsfield International, Fulton County, and Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
Emergencies – an emergency may prevent an airplane from landing, requiring the pilot to make an additional approach to the airport or to use an irregular, non-standard route to and/or around the airport.
Weight – a more heavily loaded aircraft may affect the aircraft’s rate of ascent keeping the noise closer to the ground for a longer period of time.
Isn’t it true that big aircraft means BIG NOISE?