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Old 11-21-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm also on one of the flight paths for Andrews.
I have a level one trauma center attracting helicopters here.
As the crow flies I'm about 3 miles (that parallels an interstate) from the helipad.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Since these new stacking and approach vectors took effect one of the patterns, aircraft are at about 1500 feet, takes planes directly over my goose blind. Fifty miles away from BWI in southern Anne Arundel. I never signed up for that. Think I should ***** and moan?
They are much higher than 1500 feet 50 miles out.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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They are much higher than 1500 feet 50 miles out.
Rangefinder. US Air Force "field testing". Don't ask.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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Since these new stacking and approach vectors took effect one of the patterns, aircraft are at about 1500 feet, takes planes directly over my goose blind. Fifty miles away from BWI in southern Anne Arundel. I never signed up for that. Think I should ***** and moan?
Yo! people like you make the case for arming geese!
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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The problem is the speed and force with which the planes come in. Essentially they no longer do a soft landing like they did decades ago, but rather come in at speeds exceeding 180 mph and then slam on the brakes once they hit the runway. If you don't believe it just go to the Dixon Air Observation park nearby, or simply fly on a plane to experience it.

The idea behind that is so the plane can take off again if need be. By why would they ever need to other than in very rare isolated circumstances? It wasn't always like that. They used to glide the planes in and you would land relatively softly. Even when I was in the Army the pilots would never land a C-130 like that (unless maybe under fire?) and you'd think a military flight would be rough, but the landings were much smoother than what than what the FAA has pilots doing these days.

These planes flying into BWI literally shake my house when they fly by. I guess I'm better insulated than most so noise isn't too bad for me. Doesn't seem too too bad when I'm outside either, but I can understand that it bothers some more than it does others. I never used to have nail pops in the drywall either, but these planes flying by shake my house so badly that it's inevitable, and I'm well built with 2x6 walls instead of 2x4s like in older homes.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Some people shouldn't live in major metro areas.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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Some people shouldn't live in major metro areas.
And yet another genius chimes in!
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro
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And yet another genius chimes in!
You may run into a jerk in the morning, you might run into one at night too.

But if everyone seems to be a jerk, maybe its you!
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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You may run into a jerk in the morning, you might run into one at night too.

But if everyone seems to be a jerk, maybe its you!
Oh my, yet another, are you related to the other intellectual ?
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