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Old 04-06-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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This is something that anybody moving to Vegas ought to consider.

Within the last few weeks, the FAA changed a longstanding rule that said airplanes taking off from the airport had to turn left once airborne. If you look at a map, you'll see that would take the planes over mostly uninhabited desert. As far as I know, this has been the procedure since the airport first opened.

However, starting a few weeks ago planes can now make a RIGHT turn once they take off, and this means they fly right over much of western Las Vegas proper, including a good chunk of Summerlin. Tens of thousands of homeowners are affected by this and quite an uproar is brewing, but the FAA won't budge. I live in one of these newly created flightpaths and I can tell you the jet noise is very noticeable. I have heard planes as late as 1:00AM or 2:00AM. There is no rhyme or reason to it.

So a bit of friendly advice to anyone moving to Vegas -- if you're in one of these neighborhoods, spend some time hanging around the block and listen for the jet noise. You may not like what you hear.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:21 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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We hear noise in Green Valley as well. The people in North Las Vegas, and the whole east side have to hear air force and airport noise. You guys aren't the only ones, take your share of it already! There is plenty of reason to it and that is the airport is most busiest at night for red eyes and its what keeps the economy going, if you don't like it then move, not our fault that you moved to a tourist-oriented town and didn't know the consequences of it.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:41 AM
 
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Where i live we get the nellis jets. Some mornings can be a rude awakening, especially when they fly really low and a whole bunch one after the other.
The janet planes, the ones taking workers to the test site or area 51 are the loudest. Its 10 times worse when there is a cloud cover.
I could swear Ive heard alot more jet noise lately, and its not just nellis jets. I wonder how far to the north they go, or the sound travels. Definitely considering sound proof windows soon. That alone will cut out alot of noise. But they can be pricey.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Where i live we get the nellis jets. Some mornings can be a rude awakening, especially when they fly really low and a whole bunch one after the other.
The janet planes, the ones taking workers to the test site or area 51 are the loudest. Its 10 times worse when there is a cloud cover.
I could swear Ive heard alot more jet noise lately, and its not just nellis jets. I wonder how far to the north they go, or the sound travels. Definitely considering sound proof windows soon. That alone will cut out alot of noise. But they can be pricey.

Why would you hear the Janets? They take off from McCarran I believe and tend to fly over Summerlin.
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:09 AM
 
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Why would you hear the Janets? They take off from McCarran I believe and tend to fly over Summerlin.
The janets are the big white planes with red on them, right? They are extremely noisy. If they aren't the janets, then what are they? And make them stop waking me up so early.
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:35 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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The janets are the big white planes with red on them, right? They are extremely noisy. If they aren't the janets, then what are they? And make them stop waking me up so early.
The Janets are 6 Boeing 737s operated by EG&G to shuttle people in and out to Tonapah and other places. They are claimed to be noisy as they have never had the hush kits installed. The owner seems to have some pull with the government.

I have not heard of them operating out of Nellis but who knows? I would however think they are about ten percent as noisey as the military jets.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:32 AM
 
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They fly so low, so maybe that's why the constant noise. Can't they fly higher? And quit going over my house so much.
They need a different route already. Would be less intrusive.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Jet Noise Is The Sound Of Freedom

Next time you see an Air Force pilot in the area, thank them for the freedom they provide for us to enjoy, even if they have to make a little noise in doing so.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Next time you see an Air Force pilot in the area, thank them for the freedom they provide for us to enjoy, even if they have to make a little noise in doing so.

She is not referring to military flying. All the residents of that area understand the need and bought knowing about the noise.

She is bothered by certain civilian flights...which, if the Janets, have been flagged as a problem for some time. They are simply flying with outdated and overly noisey engines.

I am still skeptical though that they are Janets. Been expecting someone from or around Nellis to chime in. I hear and see the turbine jockeys going off to practice but I have not seen the planes she describes.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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Jet Noise Is The Sound Of Freedom

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Next time you see an Air Force pilot in the area, thank them for the freedom they provide for us to enjoy, even if they have to make a little noise in doing so.
The sound of freedom. Right.

I agree they have to practice but you don't have to give it a fake patriotic twist.
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