Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby bob vernon » Jun 24th, 2017, 8:37 am

One of the major sources of letters to the editor has lately been the noise from skydiving airplanes leaving the Vernon airport. With a full load of parachuters on board, the local plane makes a fair amount of noise as it climbs to reach more than 10,000 feet above the city, when the skydivers all bail out.

This week, there will be a skydiving festival in Vernon. Folks from all over Canada and the western US will converge, filling hotel rooms, bars, and restaurants spending money. They will even bring in a Shorts Brothers Skyvan, a plane with rear exit, to allow multiple skydivers to bail out at once. It's a twin engine and should make a lot more noise, enraging those cranky Vernon residents who's pastoral silence is shattered by the noise of departing planes.

They're darn good and mad. And the ranting letters to the editor should get over the top after the long weekend.
Here's a link about last summer's festival. ... in-vernon/
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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby GordonH » Jun 24th, 2017, 9:15 am

Oh darn noise coming from an airport, even a small one like Vernon's, sooner or later it was going to happen. As an area grows so does the airport along with activities associated with having a airport.
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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby Gixxer » Jun 25th, 2017, 6:13 am

Whhhaaaa The whiner and complainers of the Okanagan. Do they ever stop?

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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby Bsuds » Jun 25th, 2017, 6:22 am

Gee I bought a house near an airport and now the noise is bothering me!

Your own fault for buying there and if it bothers you then move!
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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby john swallow » Jun 26th, 2017, 7:51 pm

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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby dorf007 » Jun 27th, 2017, 12:30 am

Gosh....did they not know there would be sound from airplanes when they bought their home "near" a airport ? :200:
Or did they just not think ?

If you want a quiet a home beside a graveyard !

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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby Fancy » Jun 27th, 2017, 5:05 am

Chalmers claimed most of the noise complaints were made by two people and sometimes on days when they were not flying.

They must be new to the area.
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Re: Skydive noise to get real loud this week

Postby JBX » Jul 11th, 2017, 7:50 pm

I swear, stuff like this makes me want to buy a float plane and hire people to just fly around, all day, just doing nothing but making noise.

One day, one day I will do that.
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