BeCA has received an email from a concerned resident regarding the noise arising from yesterday’s early morning (6 am) ‘touch ‘n go’ circuits by what appeared to be a visiting aircraft. This was followed up by other concerns the same resident had later in the afternoon regarding low flying aircraft coming in to land. This resident has never seen reason to actually write to anyone over aircraft noise concerns previously. Yesterday’s events were just ‘too much’.
It seems the resident’s home is directly beneath (or very close to) the east/west fixed wing aircraft circuit. (You can see the circuits HERE).
This website recently added a page under the News & Events Tab called “Airport Noise Complaints”. You can access it directly HERE.
The page endeavours to set out a ‘fair’ representation of the situation regarding our estate and the rules that Caloundra Airport tenants try to maintain above and beyond the regulations set out by CASA, the major aircraft rules and regulation body for all aircraft operating in Australia.
As the aircraft pictured in the photo below demonstrates, sometimes in the early morning light it is almost impossible to get a good description of an offending aircraft let alone a definitive photograph. During night time, any description is impossible.
Please read the new Airport Noise Complaints page to update yourself on the current situation and the avenues available to you to register complaints. Also feel welcome to pass on details of your concerns to BeCA so it can pursue enquiries via our own sources.