Aircraft noise

I am meeting the Aviation Minister on 9 May in Westminster to see what more can be done to abate the excessive noise from planes over Wokingham. Anyone with strongĀ  views and points to make should send them to me in advance, as this could help the case I am going to put.

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  1. Aaron Shone
    Posted May 7, 2018 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Hi john, we often hear aircraft engine noise changes, which makes their presence overhead more noticeable as they tend to throttle UP over shinfield/earley to climb to a higher altitude, rather than glide in at a constant rate of descent to Heathrow. This would appear the opposite of what various ministers and talking heads suggested would be done to mitigate aircraft noise.

    I would also suggest as it currently stands, Heathrow runway 3 does not have my support due to the excessive noise pollution from the existing aircraft, and this is from someone who travels on business 6 -7 times a year from Heathrow.

    Reply They are meant to avoid sharp turns, accept a gentle glide path in, and climb higher faster on the way out, to cut noise for most on the ground.

  2. NHSGP
    Posted May 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Enforce steeper climb out rates. To enforce that reduce control airspace around airports.

    Whenever you see airports trying to grab large amounts of airspace, and Farnborough is a prime example, its all about generating more noise.

  3. Lorraine hall
    Posted May 8, 2018 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    We have planes waking us up at 5 am coming into Heathrow, in Earley and sticking to same routes noisily over our garden especially at weekend’s and bank holidays.We can sometimes see the pilots. We have had lumps of ice from planes dropped in our garden and the smell of aviation fuel when they occasionally dump it. This has been happening for years.Can the flight path be changed please.

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