Imagine a noise almost like a small jet plane taking off at over 90db and then circling overhead for 12 hours at a time.
Imagine being exposed to this sound which is above local environmental noise for hours and hours.
Imagine this plane flying over your garden or the roof of your house or nearby at only couple of hundred feet, or even less.
Imagine this plane flying Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and sometimes Mondays from 9 or 10 a.m. until half an hour after sunset and not being able to enjoy your own home or work from home or in your office.
Imagine hearing the plane roar overhead on take-off over the A419 and coming towards you in Swindon, Wanborough, Liden, Nythe, Dorcan, places where you never, ever expected to be near an airfield.
That’s what some of us have to put up with every weekend and more.
Imagine a decibel level high enough to damage hearing
Imagine infrasound and ultrasound penetrating the walls of your house or office with no escape for hours at a time.
Imagine the damage to health caused by noise, infrasound and ultrasound - stress, mental illness, cardiac disease, loss of sleep and more.......
Imagine buying a rural house, or a terraced house in a suburb and suddenly finding that the local council had imposed an airfield upon you without adequate consultation, assessments or external advice from experts about the suitability of the location for an airfield.
Imagine finding out that the Council won’t do anything about it, and that the only way to stop the nuisance is a planning discontinuance issued by the local council.
Imagine finding out that one cannot sue for aviation noise nuisance within the U.K. due to antiquated legislation to protect aviation.
Imagine vibrations felt within your own house, imagine not being able to enjoy your garden, or conservatory, or work form home, or night-workers being unable to sleep during the day, imagine no respite from the noise for hours and hours with a take -off every twenty minutes.
Imagine how you would feel if you could not enjoy the privacy of your garden with skydivers floating low overhead being able to see your property below?
Imagine what it is like to hear whoops and shouts and vile language and swearing as the skydivers fall to earth.
Imagine being startled by the sudden ripping of a parachute as it is opened overhead
Imagine hoping for, and praying for, rain or wind every weekend so that there is no flying?
Imagine watching someone land dangerously outside of the drop zone, on private land or a park such as Eldene in central Swindon narrowly missing trees and/or houses or seeing skydivers injured.
Imagine hearing the wail of the two emergency services rushing to an accident and hearing the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Helicopter overhead flying to help someone who has been injured.
Think of the cost to the public purse of all three emergency services rushing to an accident - yes, it has happened several times....
Imagine what it is like to hear the skydiving plane’s engine cut out and discover that the plane has crashed....(see story below)