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Old 06-30-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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Hi everyone, I grew up in VA and have been out of the state for a while. I'm looking to move my family near the Langley/Poquoson area.

I searched the forums, and it looks like noise near the Newport News/Williamsburg Intl. airport isn't too bad, but I didn't find too much about Langley AFB. I found the thread with the Hampton city website showing noise contours but was curious how that compares to reality.

- Is Poquoson fairly quiet, or would a place further up the road such as Grafton, Yorktown, or Williamsburg be better?

- Do Langley pilots fly a lot of touch & goes in the pattern like their Oceana counterparts, or is it mainly straight in & out approaches?

- What are the common flight paths for Langley aircraft (i.e. areas to avoid)?

Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Hampton, Virginia
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I live 4 miles from Langley. They do a lot of runs during the day (during work hours) but honestly you get use to it you don't even notice it after awhile. And I live in an apartment and you really can't hear it inside just when you're outside.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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I live 4 miles from Langley. They do a lot of runs during the day (during work hours) but honestly you get use to it you don't even notice it after awhile. And I live in an apartment and you really can't hear it inside just when you're outside.
Yep lived less than 3 miles from the base, got used to it. Now i live in NoVA a few miles from Reagan Airport and the Pentagon, let's just say i'd kill to be back at Langley.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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We lived about 4 miles from Langley (very near the Poquoson border) for 7 years and only occassionaly noticed the noise. I think they usually take off from the base and head out over the ocean and you don;t hear a thing. It is a great area!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Ditto. Sometimes maybe once or twice a year, Langley hosts an air show...I do remember hearing aircraft during that time. I used to work two blocks fromthe Langley security gate and the jet noise was pretty loud. However my house was located further away (maybe 5 miles), noticeably quieter. Nothing like Oceana.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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I live in Tidemill farms. A mile from base. I don't even hear the noise anymore, unless I'm outside trying talk to someone. It's only noisy all day(business hours, never before or after) about three or four times a month...that I notice.

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Old 10-18-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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I work right by Langley. If I leave around 6 p.m., I can hear the bugle. We rarely notice the noise while at work unless we're looking out the window at the time. Or if we're on a conference call. People on the other end have heard them and asked us to put our phone on mute.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I live in Poquoson and rarely notice the jet noise. From the far end of Poquoson, you can actually see Langley AFB and I still didn't notice that much noise when I used to live in that area of the town. Maybe I just have become used to it! As you mentioned, there are charts for areas around Langley, but not for the Newport News-Williamsburg airport. I've shown property in Newport News and York County where some pretty large planes flew right over the house. Your best bet is to ask neighbors after you find a house you are interested in purchasing (before putting in the offer).
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:05 AM
 
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I don't think the jet noise around Langley is anywhere near as loud as it is over in the Oceana/Little Creek areas. I've been in the Mall over there and it sounded like the planes were going to fly through the building. I'm near Langley and the jetts fly over all the time and most of the time I dont even notice unless one of the kids points to the sky and says "Jetts!". Heck, we don't even hear the Langley Speedway anymore!
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