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Old 04-17-2010, 10:11 AM
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It looks like the runway points right toward Lenox Street. We are looking at a house on that street but are concerned about airport noise. Can anyone tell us if the planes take off north or south?
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:28 AM
Location: New London County, CT
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The main runway at Tweed is a north-south. Most commonly flights landing come in over the sound and land on runway 02 which is at 20 degrees or almost due north. Take-offs would also be to the North. There are only 5 or 6 scheduled USAirways Express Flights per day which are operated by Dash-8 prop aircraft, which are not quiet. Not as often, but certainly frequently, based on wind conditions, take-offs and landings would be to the south on runway 20. There is a moderate amount of private traffic which is mostly prop, single and two-engine aircraft and the occasional corporate jet.

There have been complaints of the USAirways Express flights running up their engines before takeoff which is a common procedure-- The throttle is opened almost full while the plane is stopped before taking off to check all is well with the engines themselves. Of course, I am of the ilk, if you don't like airplane noise, don't live next to an airport.

I lived at the end of one of Kennedy's main runways for about a year when I lived in Valley Stream, NY. There was much more traffic and much bigger planes (think 747's). It was noisy, but didn't bother me a bit.

Everyone's different. Go sit out there for a couple of hours and check the noise level, but realize, after a while, you likely won't hear it at all.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:39 AM
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Thank you mlassoff. We are not forced to either move close to Stamford or Iowa. So we will not be going to East Haven. But thank you again for your reply!
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