Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

What's Making the Noise?

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

What's Making the Noise?

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I EAGERLY look forward to each weekly edition of the Daily News so that I can find out what the people of Fingal are saying about:

Current air traffic noise from the Gold Coast Airport, proposed expansion of Gold Coast Airport.

In a world full of bad news stories, it is good to get this dose of Fingal each week. Keep it up. I fly in and out of Gold Coast airport on really noisy jet planes, as opposed to gliders which make no noise, at least 12 times a month. I must say I really do enjoy flying.

Anyway, since the headlines have been about aircraft noise over Fingal lately, I have decided to change my aisle preference to a window and keep a diary on each flight of what we fly over in the Tweed. Last month I flew to and from Melbourne and to and from Sydney (the most popular routes a number of times) and once to and from Perth.

Here are my results: I have taken off to the south eight times, but have missed Fingal each time, and have flown over Banora/Terranora. …

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