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San Diego Int. Airport Issue  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 19
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

I think this has to do with civil aviation, if it's more of a military discussion, tell me before it get's deleted.

Back in 1994 we had to vote on wiether to convert the then Miramar NAS (now Miramar MCAS) to an airport, the the main arguement against it was the factor of noise. If you've been to San Diego you know we have a crappy airport.

I idea was that airplanes going in and out would create more noise than the daily F-14/F-18 training flights that goes on there. While this makes sense mathematically, I figure it's a misguided thought because during a combat situation nobody complains about the noise, so military planes are louder than airliners.

Basic question: Are the engines on airliners, regardless of regulations, more or less louder than those being put on combat aircraft?

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User currently offlineMikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

San Diego should go ahead and use Miramar because no matter where anybody builds an airport anymore it's going to get noise complaints. Case in point: One of the problems with Denver's old stapleton airport was the noise in the areas around it. So Denver built an new airport and amazingly enough there are still noise violations. And it will only get worse as airports have a tedency to attract new growth.
And to answer your question, fighter jets are far louder than commercial jets.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
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I would think that civil aviation engines are built to a quieter standard. Consider though, that the noise from a civil airport is regular and consistent while noise from a military airport is irregular and may occur at any and all hours.

Check out the new thread on building a binational airport.

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