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.