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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: Jim Klick <klick at>

Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 17:07:54 UTC



Here in the Chicago area, the aerobatic community has a very good
relationship with the local FAA. They have a list of "chronic
complainers" (their term), and when they get a call from them,
they just ignore it.

Theyr are also on our side enough that this Spring, there were teams
of cropduster types spraying for gypsy moth control, and one of the
FSDO guys called me to alert me to the fact that they would be
getting a lot of calls about "low flying yellow airplanes", and they
would be sure that it wasn't me.

Jim Klick
S1S N9JT (yellow and black)

Ithirtz at wrote:

> 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. The
> 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 with
> it.
> I call back all complainers who leave their number. The FAA has investigated
> my flying and tell me I'm completely legal, however, still call me everytime
> 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!
> Help!
> Kathy


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