Increased air traffic

Is it my imagination, or has the number of low-flying planes over Maplewood increased?  I sometimes feel like I live at the airport.


Beth2 said:

Is it my imagination, or has the number of low-flying planes over Maplewood increased?  I sometimes feel like I live at the airport.

Definitely not your imagination.  I’ve also noticed it. We are under a departure flight path right now and the planes are flying low.  This has happened before.  


Sweetsnuggles said:

Definitely not your imagination.  I’ve also noticed it. We are under a departure flight path right now and the planes are flying low.  This has happened before.  

Thanks for the information--any idea how long this will last?


It also seems to me that there are more helicopters flying over Maplewood and South Orange.


Helicopter flyover tonight... and a lot of fog.


Way, way more helicopters over this area lately. Some are so low they rattle the glass in my windows. I’ve wondered if maybe there’s a reason more helicopters are coming and going from Morristown Airport. 


Beth2 said:

Thanks for the information--any idea how long this will last?

I don’t know for sure how long it will last.  Usually shifts after about 10 days. Here’s a link to the Port Authority website that displays flights and their paths.  You can enter a noise complaint via the website.  The odor bothers me as much as the noise. 
https://aircraftnoise.panynj.gov/webtrak/



Here are a couple of websites that have real-time flight data maps.

https://www.flightradar24.com/39.34,-84.4/6

https://flightaware.com/


I always wondered why it seemed that planes coming in for a landing at Newark seemed to be following Rt. 78.  This would put them on the west to east shorter runway which I did not think was used much unless there were high winds.    I have landed on this same runway east to west, but only in high winds.

Going back a few years, the FAA determined that due to airplane noise, they would spread out the landing and takeoff paths so as to spread out the noise in a fairer manner.  I am not sure if this is still the rule.  But most planes are quieter now.   As far as helicopters... what president landed at Morristown a lot?  


RobertRoe said:

I always wondered why it seemed that planes coming in for a landing at Newark seemed to be following Rt. 78.  This would put them on the west to east shorter runway which I did not think was used much unless there were high winds.    I have landed on this same runway east to west, but only in high winds.

Going back a few years, the FAA determined that due to airplane noise, they would spread out the landing and takeoff paths so as to spread out the noise in a fairer manner.  I am not sure if this is still the rule.  But most planes are quieter now.   As far as helicopters... what president landed at Morristown a lot?  

I was in Gillette once when his “air entourage” was making its way to the golf course. I didn’t realize just how huge those helicopters are in person. Or how loud. 



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