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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:11
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:39
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Imagine the scene... couple from London searching for a new life in the idylic Vale of Glamorgan, came house hunting at the weekends and found a lovely cottage. Estate agent told them that there was an RAF airfield a few miles away, but there were not many flights from it (house was actually on the extended centerline). They bought the house and moved in..

Monday morning 9am normal Tornado and Harrier post maintenance flight testing commenced...Phones started ringing in the tower with noise complaints from said homeowners... letters to the station followed.... then it went silent.

I saw a For Sale sign outside the house as I drove past..
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 12:52
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Fulham F C deserves all it gets so the lady has understanding (Even more so as the yoyo club is up again!)
Obviously a Chelsea supporter.
Do you realise Chelsea FC wouldn't exist if it hadn't been for Fulham?
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 14:46
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Surely Ukraine is currently the biggest NIMBY 😎
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 15:14
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The Townies buying a beautiful house near a farm and complaining about the smell.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 16:09
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The Townies buying a beautiful house near a farm and complaining about the smell.
We get a lot of that. Not so much the second homers as the grockles,
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 18:02
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Orderly Officer at Cottesmore in the early 80s, when it was mega busy.
Took a noise complaint from a local re. night flying. Turns out he was an Ops Officer at Cottesmore…..you can imagine the bollocking he received the next day!
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 18:32
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There was a long-running court battle involving Denham aerodrome (which is situated in a very upmarket and desirable area near London) and a local home-owner who complained about the noise from helicopter training. Ultimately the home-owner lost, following an appeal by the owners of the aerodrome, so perhaps moving into a property within 60m of an aerodrome that had been active for over 100 years wasn't such a smart move if peace and quiet were high on their agenda. Apparently they were concerned not just about the noise, but also that they couldn't realise the large profit on the sale that they had been expecting - one wonders if they ever questioned why they were able to acquire the property at an unusually low price for the locale in the first place...
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 20:17
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A few years ago ( 20) I part owned a company that did a reasonable amount of business in the store development field with Waitrose. This was pre the development of stores in the North. At the time their most northerly store was near or in Newark. We were invited to an early doors drink and finger food at the London HQ to say thank you for our work the previous year along with other suppliers. At said event I was accosted by a member of the store development team who wished to know if there were suitable sites “ in the North” where they maybe able to “procure land” as he had heard there were “some areas that they maybe able to develop”. Well I suggested Wilmslow as a starter, and Harrogate, and even pointed out that that Stockpot had the second Lamborghini garage in the UK outside London, to which I was treated to a “really, we never knew that”. As you may guess he was ex one of the posher British Army Regiment's ( BG), luckily not 17/21st Lancers or there could have been spilt Canapés. Needless to say I introduced said gentleman to the delights of the North of the UK, so those on here in Chester can thank me for the largest Waitrose in the country, but those in “Booths Land “ie Lancashire, will have to remain with them, as Waitrose believed they were too much competition except in Preston, where they tried to make a point as Booths HQ there. The gentleman has now retired, but graciously allows me to fish and shoot with him in Hampshire from time to time, and still laughs about his lack of knowledge about England “north of Watford “ not even Watford Gap !

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Old 20th Apr 2022, 04:59
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On a scale of 1-10 probably fairly low, but our golf course based gated community has a high use of silent, electric golf buggies not only for chasing little white balls but also for driving to the coffee shops, supermarkets, restaurants etc.

Cue manufactured outrage from a neighbouring street with their Body Corp chair dead-set against his peace and quiet being challenged by the application for our 68 residences to have a safer access to the shopping areas by driving through his street. The gall of the noisy, polluting, anti social and silent buggy drivers
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 14:23
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At Halton we received complaints about the noise from our gliders, not just the motor floaters, which was understandable as they are flying lawnmowers, but even the sailplanes. I also got one about glider pilots trying to peer into bedroom windows when ridge bashing. I did explain if I had over cooked it to that extent, bedrooms and the activities therein, would be the least of my concerns.

At Cosford I got a call about a glider in the married patch flying "no higher than the roofs". Asking where it had crashed then, did not go down well with caller, nor did my layman's dissertation on glide angles.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 14:53
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
At Halton we received complaints about the noise from our gliders, not just the motor floaters, which was understandable as they are flying lawnmowers, but even the sailplanes.
We had a complaint last year after a big 2-seater released from the winch, flew straight into one of the noise abatement areas and then started its turbo. I thought that particular complaint was fair enough; I was on the airfield at the time and thought the sky was about to fall.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 15:16
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Night flying in the summer months was banned at RAF Thorney Island ( near Chichester ) during the 1960s and 1970s due to the complaints from a lot of retired senior military personnel living in the area. Result was our Hastings course had to do it at RAF Nicosia and with the C130s at RAF Luqa and finally RAF El Adem. I think that during the winter months it was allowed but with an early finish.

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Old 21st Apr 2022, 07:44
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Mr Mac,

Ah, "The North / Norff ", that mystical land as shown on overhead Motorway gantries and signs ...however, the Waiterose in question was not a new build, it was a conversion from a former "Safeways " outlet, albeit signposting "Superstore" from the road was a bit of an overstatement shall we say.

However, Waiterose is noted for philanthropy, hence presumably the reason they built an outlet in Cheadle / Cheadle Hulme ( depends on how pedantic you want be be as to the precise location) which, being the area noted for urban deprivation and poverty that is is, was also helpfully bunged a few "£xxxm " by Rishi...having a Tory MP being "pure coincidence " of course.

Gliders and noise / intrusive viewing.. at Bruggen, there were complaints about low flying, on the downwind leg, over the swimming pool..in Summer. One of the main complainants was invited for a demo flight...afterwards, he was asked how much of the female body he observed from around 600 ft...end of complaints.

Dishforth...enter the Army ! not long after taking up residence, the complaints began about overflying the Mess, on Saturday and, worse still, Sunday afternoons !...it should be mentioned here, that, a certain C.O also publicly complained about the standards of condiments in the Mess...no bottles, only sachets !...anyway, gliders are noted for their noise imprint thus, allegedly, one day, something very fast and pointy also flew. legally, "somewhat adjacent" to said Mess. The complaints mysteriously ceased.

That said, the Army got their revenge, not entirely without some duplicity from the RAF, by claiming the hangar was now essential for their needs. Apparently, Army vehicles can't be left outside exposed to the elements ! R.I P Clevelands G.C.

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Old 21st Apr 2022, 10:30
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I was walking round the peri-track at Kenley Aerodrome one Sunday afternoon a few years ago as one of the 615 VGS gliders was doing a few loops and wingovers a few hundred feet above. Some middle aged woman buttonholed me and asked if I agreed that such antics were bloody dangerous so low down. Nope; I pointed out they had plenty of height in hand to recover if anything went wrong, plus they were more or less over the grass of the airfield rather than the peri track itself and were aligned such that they would be pulling towards the centre of the airfield if they did fluff something. Think she was mollified... nice exhibition of gentle glider aerobatics with plenty of speed to get over the top. Ended by diving in for a fast low run and pull up for a nice curve round for landing.
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 11:12
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Best complaint I ever heard about was from Norn Iron.

The Mighty Wessex was doing a number of landings and takeoffs from the HQNI LS at Lisburn - must have been lots of VIPs coming and going.

A nearby house occupant 'phoned the Ops Officer to complain: after the usual complaints, he added in a man-to-man whisper:

Complainant: "And to be perfectly honest, the disturbance is playing havoc with my sex life!"

Ops Off: "I'm here unaccompanied for two months; what do you think that's doing to mine!!"
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 11:39
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
I was walking round the peri-track at Kenley Aerodrome one Sunday afternoon a few years ago as one of the 615 VGS gliders was doing a few loops and wingovers a few hundred feet above. Some middle aged woman buttonholed me and asked if I agreed that such antics were bloody dangerous so low down. Nope; I pointed out they had plenty of height in hand to recover if anything went wrong, plus they were more or less over the grass of the airfield rather than the peri track itself and were aligned such that they would be pulling towards the centre of the airfield if they did fluff something. Think she was mollified... nice exhibition of gentle glider aerobatics with plenty of speed to get over the top. Ended by diving in for a fast low run and pull up for a nice curve round for landing.
When I was FISOing at Fairoaks one evening, I got a complaint from a lady about an aircraft which had been operating over Brooklands. I was aware that a Spitfire had been operating there so I told her what it was.
'Oh is it a Spitfire' she said, 'that's all right then'.
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Old 21st Apr 2022, 19:45
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Originally Posted by Mr Mac View Post
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A few years ago ( 20) I part owned a company that did a reasonable amount of business in the store development field with Waitrose. This was pre the development of stores in the North. At the time their most northerly store was near or in Newark. We were invited to an early doors drink and finger food at the London HQ to say thank you for our work the previous year along with other suppliers. At said event I was accosted by a member of the store development team who wished to know if there were suitable sites “ in the North” where they maybe able to “procure land” as he had heard there were “some areas that they maybe able to develop”. Well I suggested Wilmslow as a starter, and Harrogate, and even pointed out that that Stockpot had the second Lamborghini garage in the UK outside London, to which I was treated to a “really, we never knew that”. As you may guess he was ex one of the posher British Army Regiment's ( BG), luckily not 17/21st Lancers or there could have been spilt Canapés. Needless to say I introduced said gentleman to the delights of the North of the UK, so those on here in Chester can thank me for the largest Waitrose in the country, but those in “Booths Land “ie Lancashire, will have to remain with them, as Waitrose believed they were too much competition except in Preston, where they tried to make a point as Booths HQ there. The gentleman has now retired, but graciously allows me to fish and shoot with him in Hampshire from time to time, and still laughs about his lack of knowledge about England “north of Watford “ not even Watford Gap !

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I use the Waitrose in Chester very regularly, so thank you! But, is it really the largest one in the country?
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 07:23
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A Chap who lives under the flight path of a very busy single runway in the south East of England, would regular post complaints on Twitter. These were usually very angry and included lots of swear words!!
Unfortunately for him the Air Traffic Controllers discovered these tweets, and worked out his location. Helped when he posted a snapshot of a noisy plane going over his house. Was this location deliberately targeted????😉😉😉😂😂
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Old 22nd Apr 2022, 08:38
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Was this location deliberately targeted????
Do you mean they built the runway intentionally pointing at his house ?
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