Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8352 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3973 times:
Several years ago I lived less than 500 metres from the threshold of 21L at JNB. This runway is elevated at both ends, and I could see the end out of my kitchen window above the other houses closer to the airport. My house was next to some open ground and the approach lights were on this land, when the weather was bad they seemed to land more on that runway, the aircraft lights would light up the house on approach!
They use this runway much more now but luckily we don't live there anymore. It was fun because it was infrequent, if it happened every day it would be too much.
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A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3933 times:
YAYYYYY, more people fro LGW!!! I'm 2 miles on approach and I love gtting the registrations from my garden. Also the old ones shake my windows soo much that i'm surprised we've got any glass left!!! I love it though
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AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 765 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3899 times:
In Boston last week I was noticing all the houses directly across the water from the airport. It would be a dream to live in one of those, and it looks like a beautiful area even without thinking of the airport. I'm sure its expensive to have waterfront property like that.
Ams From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1689 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3897 times:
If you like planes, it is great to live close to an airport. Also in some situations it may be cheaper to purchase a house close to an airport.
At AMS Schiphol there are some houses which have a view across the runway!
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16345 posts, RR: 66 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3860 times:
When I skydived, one of the instructors had a summer house basically at the end of the grass strip. He even got a tax break for, you guess it, "proximity to airport"! A good deal considering prop only traffic in daylight hours, and the fact that he tried to squeeze in 7 jumps a day.
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AAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3793 times:
I spent four months living in an airport hotel at DFW last year (off of John Carpenter and Freedom, next to the PCA Parking North). Of course for an aviation enthusiast it was great, being able to watch aircraft so close you could see the registration numbers. However, after about a month of nights, I found myself hoping for use of the 17/18's so landing traffic (which makes far less noise) would be approaching over the north end. When they departed to the north, it made considerable noise not conducive to sleep.
Captain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
In Memphis, we lived in a suburb of the city, and the MEM traffic was overhead often. At night, the planes (FedEx) would fly over with their landing lights in our house and our neighborhood. I was only eight years-old, but still thought it was neat.
I stayed in the Days Inn at the SAV airport last weekend. It was nice during the afternoon, but at night when I had to get up early the next day it sort of sucked!! In a different sense, because I wanted to jump out of bed to the window and see the plane everytime I heard one -- The aviation nut in me.
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
I once rented out an apartment that was around 200m from the western end of BOM's RWY027. The main advantage was that my terrace offered great spotting possibilites when I went up for my evg smoke. But otherwise, it was a nasty place, becoz I couldnt get a moment of sleep considering that intl all arr/dep were between 2300 and 0500! Mebbe THAT is why I gopt it so cheap?
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3706 times:
I live about 8-10 miles from EDI, but not on the approach path, so I don't see much, but if the wind is blowing i the right direction I normally hear taking offs, especially the Ryanair 732 to DUB!
I'd love to have a house next to or on the approach path to an airport.
MikeTheActuary From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3682 times:
I live about 1 mile off-and-to-one-side of the end of BDL runway 6/24. From late fall to early spring, I can almost see the end of the runway from my home office, through the trees.
Fortunately the house is far enough off the glideslope & departure tracks so that noise isn't a problem -- yes, we hear planes go by, but the noise is bad only on those rare occasions when we get a flyover (military traffic or missed approaches).
It's great being able to take a break from yardwork to see traffic fly by, being able to walk the dog over to the observation area, and receiving the control tower loud and clear on the scanner from inside the house. And since I travel for business...gotta love the location.
This house was priced at a bit of a discount, since normal people for some reason see proximity to the airport like this as being a bad thing. Frankly, one of the reasons my wife and I fell in love with the house was the planespotting.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1941 posts, RR: 16 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3630 times:
I would love to live near the airport... when I started my job here in Chicago, I considered looking for apartments in the O'Hare area, but unfortunately the housing stock in that area is aging and not particularly attractive (naturally the rents are high though, this is Chicago after all!)
Growing up in Dallas, my high school was close to the outer marker for 13R at Love Field, so those kamikaze Southwest 737s (which have to twist and turn across Dallas to avoid the DFW approach zones) were always banking right above campus.
Funny you should mention BLK... my parents lived in St. Annes (just south of Blackpool) for two years as expatriates, and I never once saw an aircraft using the airport. Once, in the middle of the night, I heard a VERY loud jet go by, but that could have been a military aircraft from the Warton Airfield. Ryanair didn't start Blackpool flights until after my parents had left, although it seems like a great idea for Fylde Coast and Lancashire residents!
Ruslan From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3612 times:
Heck yeah, it's a dream come true! I don't think I'd ever do anything else but plane spot all day though..I love the sounds of all airplanes but give me some classics like DC-9s, 727s, DC-8s and 732s for sure in there..because they'd never disappoint!!
Santosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
I'm not sure about this one. I guess it depends on the location of your house in relation to the airport and on that field's particular approach pattern.
Here in São Paulo, for example, the approach to CGH RWY 17 takes the plane on a very low sweep over heavily residential areas. So what you get is a great view of the planes but the noise is a lot louder. Fortunately, the field closes at around 11 p.m. But if you want to take a snooze in the afternoon it might be difficult.
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InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 15 Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
Well, I don't know about a "dream come true", but it certainly would be invading your dreams.
I think the best situation would be on some sort of hill or ridge overlooking the airport - but a distance enough away that the sound wouldn't be so bad. I'm a big traffic pattern guy and I like to see the movements around the field while I listen on my scanner. I don't need to be in a place where I can count wing rivets on the arrivals.
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26 Airfrancejfk: I live directly under the landing path for runway 13L next to JFK in New York. I can tell you that as an aviation enhusiast, its not all its cracked u
27 Tayloss: Hi, I live close to Southampton Eastleigh airport, love it! But we get some many complains from neighbours, so say they are too loud and they cannot h
28 SK901: My parents live near KRP, so every time an aircraft is on aproach it flies about 500 feet above their house. For me an A/C engine is music for the ear
29 Flymia: I love it i live about 5 miles from MIA. I only can here planes landing but i live right under 27R Landings and 9L take off. That is MIA most used run
30 ACB777: I live really close to YVR and planes fly directly over my house on approach to the north runway. Although I really like planes, I find them really an
31 Dragon-wings: When planes pass over my house to land at Islip (KISP/ISP) they are 60 seconds or less from touch down. I like being able to look out my window and se
32 Coronado990: If you want a ring side seat to the action, SAN is the place. Just sit on your terrace, have a cup of coffee and watch the action below...
33 AirVB: I live on the peninsula south of LAX so I always hear planes that depart to the west and go south to circle around back to the east, and theyre pretty
34 Flairport: I love it i live about 5 miles from MIA. I only can here planes landing but i live right under 27R Landings and 9L take off. That is MIA most used run
35 Hirisk: great post! the apt i live in is under the approach for 18L at CVG.depends which way the wind is blowing but i have planes buzzing overhead all day.i
36 Kalakaua: I used to live around HNL, less than 2 miles away. I loved the sounds. I remembered when AF1 came by once, oh boy was that an experience! Taking photo
37 HlywdCatft: I live right between the approaches of 17 and 18R/L at MCO. I am probably 2-3 miles from where they touchdown so everything is nice and low, really co
38 USAFHummer: Back in the Philly area, our house is located under the pattern for a military field, so we've had all sorts of exciting stuff above our house at fair
39 Continental: I live under the approach path to the 30 runways at MSP. During the summer, FedEx has some heavies come in real late, and sometimes when I leave the w
40 Aaway: I live a portion of Hawthorne that puts me a mile-and-a-half south-southeast of the 25s at LAX. Being my residence is two-story, with north and east
41 A330Fan1: I think at first it might be tempting, as an aviation fan, to live near an airport to be close to all the action, like landings and take-offs. However
42 Sovietjet: My house in Sofia, Bulgaria is right next to the runway. I can see the whole airport since it's an apartment building. Let's just say that when my fam
43 Kilavoud: I remember my stay of one week in Mumbai, in the apartment that a very hospitable Indian Family just bought in Santa Cruz Area near Mumbai Airport, ab
44 Je89_w: I wouldn't mind living near an airport, for example living on Hickam Air Force Base, which is HNL's neighbor. Hickam AFB has some really nice houses,
45 Flyguy1: My house is located less that 1 mile from JFK, I am right under the 13 arrival, 31 departure patten. Personally, I love it. Being able to see planes a
46 Ba321: I live 8DME from LHR under 27R approach and love every minute of it, but unless I am looking or have my scanner on you don't really notice the planes.