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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: Gil & Phyl Tellier <giltel at>

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 06:38:14 UTC


Tell them how happy they should be that you are not flying a fixed pitch plane.
My son was watching me fly akro 10 years ago when a local farmer roared up in a
truck and wanted to know who was flying. My son said his Dad in a Super
Decathlon. The farmer said what I was doing was ok since it was fairly quiet ( I
was flying 25 squared), but he better not see that little biplane (a friend's
S-1S) around. Years later right after the 9-11 moratorium I landed at Camarillo
in my S-1S after several 3200 rpm peak sequences and was told to call the local
FSDO. Now I was the one gathering the complaints from the locals. That is how I
got my waiver to fly the Santa Clarita valley in one day by promising not to fly
where I had been, even though it was uncontrolled airspace. Bottom line is try
and spread the noise around by not repeating sequences in one spot.
Gil Tellier, LAAC

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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