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Old 11-20-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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I will be relocating to Louisville in the coming months. I am brand new to the area, coming for a job.

There are obviously many considerations when looking for a place to live, but first and foremost for me is that I know I will be driven insane if I am subject to incessant airport noise. There were UPS planes that kept me awake all night when I was there for an interview.

Are there any neighborhoods that are generally quieter in this regard? I don't need to live in a silent bubble, I just want to know what to avoid...

Thank you!
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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Avoid neighborhoods due north or (especially) south of the airport. The two main runways at SDF are oriented north/south, so the majority of noise will occur within those corridors.

There is a noise abatement program in effect for the nightly UPS push. The area to the south of the airport is less populated, so during the heavy inbound hours (11pm-2am) the planes will approach and land from the south. Then, once the sort is finished and everything is ready to go back out, the departing planes will also depart to the south. This means that, most nights, the vast majority of noise is confined to the southern approach/departure corridor. The program is wind dependent, though, so if there's, for example, a 10kt wind from the north, ALL of those 5am departures will be taking off northbound toward downtown.

There is also a crosswind runway (running nearly east/west) at the airport, but it is rarely used.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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thanks! that is very helpful...
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