‘True facts’ that can’t be ig­nored

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

NOW an­other self pro­claimed right­eous ex­pert a Mr K Row­land at­tacks my views on Heathrow.

Based on an air­craft joyride of over 60 years ago and tries to deny the cor­rect facts that are freely avail­able on the in­ter­net.

His false knowl­edge of the Brabazon as­sumes that a plane can have two pairs of en­gines on one wing and one pair of en­gines on the other for the con­tra-ro­tat­ing pro­pel­lers.

Of course he also de­nies it tak­ing off and land­ing at Heathrow, which I saw it do on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions. The true facts on this are also on the in­ter­net. Fact: the Brabazon had eight en­gines.

It is in­ter­est­ing to note on page 17 (Gazette 14/12/2016), that Lon­don’s Mayor Sadiq Khan recog­nises the enor­mous amount of toxic pol­lu­tion that diesel ve­hi­cles are caus­ing in Cen­tral Lon­don and is at­tempt­ing to do some­thing about it.

Whilst at the same time on the front page it shows Hilling­don Coun­cil par­tic­i­pat­ing in a le­gal chal­lenge, based on an al­most non-ex­ist­ing level of toxic pol­lu­tion from air­craft.

It is Coun­cil­lor Ray Pud­di­foot that “stub­bornly re­fuses to ac­cept that it is” the high speed road net­work, with diesel ve­hi­cles and trains that are caus­ing this near Heathrow.

Of the four trans­port fu­els avail­able, air­craft fuel is the small­est pol­lut­ing and least toxic. Lump­ing in the real pol­lut­ing cul­prits with Heathrow’s ex­pan­sion is to­tally dis­hon­est and a to­tal waste of coun­cil tax pay­ers money on this friv­o­lous court case.

WIL­LIAM C F PIERCE Full ad­dress supplied

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