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Old 04-22-2013, 05:38 PM
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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Question about airplane noise/commute from Estero to FM-rsw_flightpaths2008.jpg  
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Izmack View Post

Airplanes are noisy. If airplane noise bothers you, and you choose to live near an airport, who's to blame when you hear airplanes? Do you expect it to not be noisy?

RSW was built 30 years ago out in what was (then) the middle of nowhere, to both separate residential areas in Ft Myers from the noise, and allow to larger aircraft to operate than could use Page Field. This was long before the vast majority of the current residents complaining about the noise even considered living there.

After RSW was built, real estate developers bought large tracts near the airport, because it was cheap due to it's proximity to the airport. People that subsequently moved into these places started complaining about the noise.

Fiddlesticks, who are just north of the arrival path for runway 6, was built at around the same time as RSW and was the first community to start complaining IIRC. Large developments in Gateway and Estero came much later, after the airport was established. I'm not sure when the bulk of San Carlos Park was developed. Lehigh was there, but was largely uninhabited until the late '90's/2000's.

They changed the noise abatement procedures a few years ago, but folks still complain.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Location: Chicago,IL and Estero,FL
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I live in south Estero next to Coconut Point Mall. I can't say I recall hearing any planes overhead. Not to say it does not happen but I really can't remember ever hearing any. I use to rent for a few years in Olde Naples and the Moorings and you would hear the jets quite often flying into and out of Naples airport.
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