Airport expansion needed elsewhere
airfield to generate income.
The noise generated by the aircraft based at Northolt during the Olympics was way above the usual decibel level.
Notices had to be erected on the A40 to warn motorists.
Maybe the aircraft noise is not so great over Vine Lane as it is further from the airport and the planes are at a greater altitude?
My father was a member of the RAF during the Second World War and I too am proud of that heritage.
It is good that air ambulances use the site.
It would be good for the RAF to remain at Northolt, but it would be wonderful if it were only them.
We can really manage without the noisy commercial arm! THE Heathrow expansion supporters keep trotting out crazy projections of job creation. Even Sir Howard Davies was doing it.
It is impossible for Heathrow to have any correct projections as they have no actual start date of building or flights arriving.
Heathrow have no idea of how upturns and downturns will affect the UK economy.
They cannot predict how air travel will react to lack of fossil fuels, terrorism, improved business use of conference calling or increases in staycations.
Also, one aircraft disaster in central London will shut Heathrow.
For instance, a jobs boost of 120,000 between 2030 and 2080 is only 2,400 per year.
These jobs would happen and be spread more evenly around the UK if Manchester and Birmingham were encouraged to share UK aviation infrastructure growth.
Manchester and Birmingham airports and Chamber of Commerce are crying out for investment.
A large NHS hospital built every year all around the UK would also provide a similar jobs boost.
With 29,000 people annually dying due to air pollution we need more hospitals, not runways.