Miscellaneous wrote:@PeteSpencer I appreciate the procedures are old, or should we say well established? Question is has anyone in recent times looked at changing them for the better?
How could shrinking the circuit to bring arriving and departing traffic directly over many habitations, whose occupants, history has shown, are very quick to reach for the quill, pen, phone, keyboard, be construed as changing things for the better?
The previous management, before Matt turned OB around were a bit more relaxed and at one point there was a NIMBY groundswell to shut it down.
The current arrangement has sorted this, and it is only the idle/ignorant visitors now that generate complaints.
At our strip not 8 miles away we have five noise sensitive areas at all four points of the compass around the strip but by careful PPR briefing,, a source of scorn for some, we haven't had a complaint for 20 years:
Before that Bill and Teds' excellent skydiving outfit operated from our strip for 2 years before they were ejected and there was a great risk of our strip going the same way.
Norfolk/Suffolk folk value their peace and Norfolk/Suffolk resident pilots acknowledge that, however illogical/inconvenient strangers find it.