Flight paths keep us up at night
THANK you Chris Davey (“Busy skies and urban sprawl, Letters, November 8). It’s good to know that at least one other southern Tasmanian resident has some interest in what is going to become quite a problem for many of us if the new flight plan advertised becomes a reality. The amount of noise and pollution will be huge and destroy many of our scenic places and the income of a great number of people who have invested in tourist businesses. What I can’t understand is that if all our incoming traffic is approaching from the north, why do planes really need to fly hundreds of miles out of their way to land at Hobart Airport? Until recently, planes could approach the runway from the north directly or to the south by swinging out and around over Frederick Henry Bay. Why is this no longer possible? Has there been a reduction in flight control officers? Try sleeping at night while time and time again a noisy ascending plane has flown over and floodlit your home.