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Airplane Noise

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Villager, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica] Airports Authority Web tool lets residents tracks noise
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    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority unveiled an online tool last week that lets residents track flights and noise levels where they live. "Airscene" is available through http://www.mwaa.com. Users type in a street address to find out about noise in the area and how close aircraft get to property. Users can also use the site to submit noise complaints.
    Noise data are posted daily for the preceding day. Flight-track data are not posted live for security reasons, a news release said. The service is provided through Era Systems, which maintains equipment and provides the data.
     
  2. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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  3. peddler

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    Jet noise is the sound of freedom.
     
  4. Pats_fan

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    And if you're not with it you're against it.
     
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    I dunno.. I tried to use the map to look at planes while I heard a jet going over (like just now) and it didn't show anything at all... no flights at all. So I have no idea and didn't want to spend 30mins studying a website that is supposed to HELP you - not create more work.
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I think the article said that they can't have live aircraft data for some kind of security reasons. I wasn't that impressed with the website, either, but it does give you an idea of the flight path and altitude of the planes. I'd have to make a note when a particularly loud one flies over and then look it up later to see how close it was.

    For the most part I'm used to the noise but since the new runway opened over the summer some planes have been especially loud directly over our house. If the noise is so loud that I can't hear critical dialog while watching "I Want to Work for Diddy 2" I get cranky. :p
     
  7. Mike-and-Kim

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    We played with this a few days ago, it is amazing. Thank goodness we do not live in South Riding.

    It took me a while to get used to the noise. I even bought a SPL meter and calibrator to try and understand (the engineer's approach). On the other hand they do not bother Kim one bit, she rarely notices them.

    For some reason lately they have seemed quieter. Perhaps they are trying to adhere to the noise contours. I have no illusion that this has anything to do with me calling in the occasional noise complaint.

    One other thing I learned, DNL on the noise contours is day-night loudness. Basically at night they need to be 10dB quieter.

    Mike
     
  8. Mike-and-Kim

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    One other thing I thought I'd mention. You need to select flight tracking, then flights. However "flight tracking" does not show up, perhaps a firefox issue. If you mouse over the upper left area where the vertical lines are you can get it to show up. Select, then click on flights.

    Mike
     

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