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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: noise complaints


Thread: [Acro] Re: noise complaints

Message: [Acro] Re: noise complaints

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From: "Jones" <darwin.jones at>

Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 16:22:15 UTC


  I live a a very noise sensitive area. In fact, a few people in the area have
made threats even for aircraft flying over their homes at reasonable and
legal altitudes(non-acro c-152types).   Early on the airport tried to answer
all calls and tell the people that they would do something about even when
the couldn't.  This just got the people calling more.  They kept wondering
why nothing is being done.  The FAA has been called and they now know me by
name and my acro  mount ( I told them) and of course very familar with the
c-152 training and they (FAA) don't bother to call us.  They know that our
c-152 training is legal and that my acro is legal.
Now days the airport just listens and records the calls. the calls are now
slowing down. in the mean time we try to be good neighbors doing all the
things that we have always done to minimize noise and not flying over the
same spot for long peroids. The Sheriff is occasionally called about a low
flying aircraft. These are takeoff and landing aircraft so the sheriff comes
out to the airport, says he has to do it and leaves.  Of course, this is
nothing more than harassment by the complainers who live near the airport.
These complainers are so unreasonable that talking to them does no good. So
don't burn yourself out trying.

BTW the airport has called the proper authorities regarding threats.

Darwin Jones
-----Original Message-----
From: Ithirtz at <Ithirtz at>
To: acro at <acro at>
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2002 11:18 AM
Subject: [Acro] noise complaints

>I have been receiving a lot of flack in the media due to a few people
>"complwhining" about noise from my Pitts S2-B when I perform aerobatics.
>area I fly in is rural, and totally legal. I fly high at 2500 - 4000 feet,
>but do like to tumble.
>I am wondering if anybody else gets complaints and if so how do you deal
>I call back all complainers who leave their number. The FAA has
>my flying and tell me I'm completely legal, however, still call me
>someone calls with a complaint. It has gotten so bad that now I get called
>for every plane complaint and blamed even when it's not my plane!


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