In­spir­ing re­port

Central Leader - - LETTERS -

Your re­port on a pilot’s ‘‘par­tial with the truth’’ al­le­ga­tions and Auck­land Air­port’s re­sponse, Cen­tral Leader, April 17, has in­spired me.

As low and slow fly­ing air­craft al­ready awaken Lou­vain Ave res­i­dents through­out the night, I’d like to an­nounce my in­ten­tion to take a leaf out of their book.

On a trial ba­sis only, my fam­ily home is to be­come a ‘‘pilot’’ sub­ur­ban night­club: ‘‘Smart Boo­gie’’.

This is an al­tru­is­tic en­deav­our so that sub­ur­ban club­bers travel fewer miles to nightspots, re­duce fuel con­sump­tion and car­bon emis­sions, and im­prove noise man­age­ment for com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing closer to ex­ist­ing clubs. I can­not pub­lish ex­act de­tails of lo­ca­tions to avoid po­ten­tially in­flu­enc­ing pub­lic reaction dur­ing the trial pe­riod.

How­ever, read­ers can be as­sured that the scope of this trial will be very limited.

They should also not be alarmed if a rogue DJ goes out­side com­pany pro­cesses and claims to work at lo­ca­tions and hours out­side those lim­its.

While I won’t be in a po­si­tion to spec­u­late on the ac­cu­racy of such claims, I can prom­ise a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion by my com­pany.

In fact my spokesper­son is very in­ter­ested in re­ceiv­ing any feed­back about whether you agree with do­ing things smartly.

Please be pa­tient as it would be un­fair to com­plain to any ex­ter­nal au­thor­i­ties un­til we have ex­ten­sively tested pub­lic reaction to sleep de­pri­va­tion. clearly dis­cern fea­tures on the un­der­body and read the air­line lo­gos very eas­ily.

In re­sponse to the let­ter, Cen­tral Leader, April 17, from Cam Potts of How­ick: One would pre­sume when you bought your prop­erty 13 years ago you were aware it was un­der the flight path. That was your choice. Not so ours when we bought here in Royal Oak two years ago.

I sug­gest you get out a large scale map and a ruler and mea­sure the dis­tance be­tween How­ick and the outer lim­its of the air­port and One­hunga (twice as close) and our­selves in Clarke Rd al­most as close.

One would log­i­cally as­sume that the closer to the air­port, the lower the air­craft, the lower the speed and also more air traf­fic ap­proach­ing from di­verse points of em­bark.

Choices have not been made in Epsom, One­hunga, One Tree Hill, Bal­moral or Green­lane, to live un­der the flight path to Auck­land In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

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