Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Auditory Pollution

At the San Fransisco airport, the noise abatement center has an observation window where travelers can view a real-time map of all planes taking off, landing, and their altitude.

Noise abatement centers control the auditory pollution. According to Regan International's abatement center, the aircraft operators are responsible for their noise pollution and may even be subject to a fine.

Pilots must depart on approved routes, fly at approved times, and use thrust management. During thrust management, the pilot gently reduces the amount of power used during their takeoff. Thus, the plane takes of slower (it climbs at about 500 feet per minute) until it is 10 miles away from the airport.


Blogger Ben said...

I don't like the sound of that. I like the takeoff to be short and sweet.

9:43 AM  

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