9/11: Distinguishing Propaganda From Smoking Guns Sept 16, 2008 0:40:13 GMT -4
Post by tedward on Sept 16, 2008 0:40:13 GMT -4
Pick me. For several years I lived under the flight path of aircraft using a runway at an international airport. As I said I worked at the airport, it took me all of 15 minutes to get to work. When planes were taking off over my house and one was in the yard it was difficult to hear another person's conversation however it was just as loud as a passing city bus on the street in front of the house. Now the bus was 75 feet away and the plane 1000 feet away so yes the plane generated more sound, BUT in my yard the two were just as loud!
Now in the winter, at 35 below, they were significantly louder. Tell me CBB, any guesses why that would be. Let's see your "common sense" shine!
Of course we did not try to have BBQ parties outside in January. I was young and foolish at the time but not that foolish!
Let's see, what other experience can I relate that is relevent. well I was on the wing of an idling DC3 while my friend refueled it. We later learned that they are supposed to shut the engines down but that if they can get away with it then at 40 below they will leave them running. THAT was louder than the various jet passenger aircraft flying over my house, much, much louder. In that case I could tell my friend was speaking because I saw his mouth moving. He says he was yelling at the top of his voice. I heard nothing that could even be remotely distinquished as human speech. In my back yard, with passenger jets overhead, if one raised one's voice you could be heard.
Interesting (no, really), but no medical attention for every takeoff? I realise that the type 3 regs (excuse the term if incorrect) must measured in a particular way and probably include times and patterns etc. Full throttle for part of the ascent after takeoff. Weight of the plane. And so on. Be interesting to see, for no particular reason now other than to satisfy curiosity.
I was first drawn to this thinking about Heathrow. Drive around it and past it many times and I know people live and work either end of the runways, 2000ft ish? Houses a bit further. Look on google earth. I have stayed at a hotel a few times that backs on the runway that is less than 1000ft, I realise that I will get a different dose if it was at the end.
Also spent many summers in the 70's at airshows. I do not think health and safety was an issue then as it is now and some of the toys of the RAF and US buzzing the runway was awesome. Of course we would get as close as possible.