To the mods: please move this thread to non-av if appropriate. I don't really mind if this is discussed in a non-av manner.
Yesterday I got across this fascinating piece about noise complaints at BSL in my local newspaper, but this Google translation should do the trick.
In short - last year,
- 28'517 complaints reached the BSL airport in total, from 444 different people,
- 23'749 complaints came from six different people,
- 20'020 complaints came from three different people,
- 11'125 complaints came from a single person.
While I do agree that a proper aircraft must make one hell of a noise and that any newer engine than the JT3D should be outlawed , I also understand bans on night flights to protect inhabitants. But this... WTF?
[Edited 2012-09-17 23:20:37]