Consider the Calgary Flight Paths When Deciding on a New Home

Posted by on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 9:01pm.

 If you're the type of person that considers the roaring engines to be an unwelcome noise, you'll want to stay away from the Redstone and Skyview Ranch areas, which are situated just northeast of the Calgary airport.

Some residents in these neighborhoods are gathering together and signing a petition asking for flight path changes due to the high noise levels. Part of the problem according to residents is that the Calgary Airport Authority promised that the new runway, which opened on June 28, 2014, wouldn't cause an added disturbance.

According to the petition that is making its way through Skyview, some community residents are experiencing shaking windows due to the high noise levels. They are also worried that the property values of their homes could go down as a result of the loud planes.

There are other similar complaints about noise that are also being received from people living in the communities of Forest Heights, Marlborough Park and Marlborough. These are established neighbourhoods and citizens weren't prepared to hear this type of noise from the heavy jet traffic that is using the new runway.

It's very difficult if not impossible for an airport to control flight paths according to neighbourhood complaints. Aircraft have to take off and land a certain way according to the direction of the wind.

If you're looking for a new home you may want to consider the noise level from aircraft in your decision - especially if you are looking for a new place that's in a flight path. If this type of noise is a concern for you, let your real estate agent know and he'll tell you more about the Calgary communities to avoid.

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