That’s great advise and wonderful suggestion! So you flew on and worked on these planes – that is fascinating! so you know of what you speak. Thank you..
I shall certainly follow up on this. Sometimes I am not so sure they even meet the 500 feet criteria!! This is nerve wrecking in a residential area!! I fear being a lead story on CNN… But, if you tune in to CNN to see a demolished house in Munford – with someone digging their way outof the rubble - that’ll be me!! HA HA
Those things ARE SO LOUD! Hey, that’s not why you say you are hard of hearing is it? Working on them???
Again, than you so much for advise!
I’m sure you could contact the head of the Alabama National Guard to register your complaint. He used to be a fellow from Clay County, but I think he retired.
One thing. I worked and flew on those airplanes back in the 1960’s. Noise abatement is not what they are about. Those four Allison turboprop engines generate a tremenduous amount of energy and noise. If the airplanes are on a low approach to Anniston Airport they will make everything rattle. It’s even worse on the other side from you when they go to full throttle on climb out. It’s not unusual for them to fly 500 feet above the ground on the final path to the airport.
You might ask someone in Montgomery at the National Guard Headquarters, or better yet, who is your representative? You might ask give him several specific questions and ask for a reply:
1. How long is this (the noise at night) going to last.
2. Are there any regulations about how late at night they can practice approaches to a civilian airport? I think it is usally around 9:30, but obviously they are keeping you guys up later.
I use to live close to the practice area at Pelham Range. They would fire those big artillery pieces up until late at night. I contacted fort McClellan and found they were supposed to stop at 9:30 PM. After that, whenever they would continue firing after 9:30 I would call the Range Control Office at the fort and they would tell them to stop.
Like I said, I love airplanes so it doesn’t bother me. (I’m also a little hard of hearing :) ).
Thank you for responding. I apppreciate that. Oh, I love to see them during day when I am home . It is interesting. I love planes too.. I am especially appreciative of the training!! But in all honesty, these are SO very alarmingly LOW it is frightening. ANd much later than 9.30 at night. I know you must think I am exaggerating but these are so low it is scary. I am not sure how they clear the tree tops in some areas – it is that bad. The final straw was the other night when this particular one flew over, circled and came back over and was so low each pass it was causing vibrations in my home (and neighbors homes) that actually vibtrated and moved Christmas decor on my mantle and plant shelves built into the walls of my great room. That is unnerving and rediculous. One friend in area is having problems with them stampeding his cattle.
What can we do ? Who do we complain to? We have to do something.
I meant to say Anniston is one of the few “airports.”
I think those are C-130 Hurcules aircraft from the Birmingham or the Montgomery guard. Anniston is one of the few aircraft with an ILS in this part of the state. They seldom touch down but practice approach to landing. They are usually finished by 9:30 PM I think.
They fly over my house on the opposite side of the airport from you. I don’t have a problem with it though since I like airplanes!
For past few years… But particularly in winter(cold) months it seems worse. They almost touch the roof of my home… No I am not exagerrating. It is HORRIBLE. They even frighten cattle in our area. Why do they have to fly SO close?? I am not near the landing strip. They buzz over this area make a circle and head back to Anniston.
Who can help us? I called the Anniston Airport – gentleman said they are military so he could not help me.
What’s up? This goes on during LATE night hours too.
Many people living in this area have same complaint…..