Sunday, 18 September 2011 07:54
Time for more facts. Amazing the misinformation offered by what I will call SAEOE. Scarier? The City Government actually believes it. Sad.
Fact 1: Noise tests at Sanderson (KSHN) paid for by the contractor were bogus. The test was done with a turbofan airplane. NOT a “jet.” FYI, jets have been banned for years. Turbofans are quieter than some of the single engine piston planes presently operating out of KHSN. Plus the test was done on a “sound-absorbing” foggy, wet day with the aircraft merely making low passes over the field.
Fact 2: The 65 Day Night Decibel Limit contour touted by the city is actually the AVERAGE measurement limit required by the FAA for OVER a year. This means an earsplitting 130 decibels for half the time and silence the rest is okay? It is best described by a telephone call to the FAA from a resident in a similar situation that goes in part…”….but why, since I live outside the 63 DNL contour line, do I have to stop talking on the phone when a plane flies over?”
Fact 3: To answer to the SAEOE rebuttal to Paine Field’s woes, please google the January 22, 2010 edition of the Everett Herald for an article by Oscar Halpert. http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100122/NEWS01/701229863 titled “Paine Field Commercial service Public Hearing Gathers Full House.” Keep in mind the dates of these events.
Fact 4. Friedman Memorial has been in its’ present position with most of the existing amenities since starting my 60-80 flights a year in there for thirteen years beginning in 1981. Thirty years ago. It now has to be moved. An EIS is in progress at great expense. To see why, google http://www.flyma.com. Select, “Friedman Memorial Airport”. Enlarge the map and witness all the housing that was allowed to be built in past thirty years forcing the airport out. You judge.
Fact 5. Blaine field was closed for land development. Period. And 2500 feet of runway is very viable and not at all uncommon. I’ll be back.
Jack Krause, Shelton