Skip to comments.Air Force flights - Limit Kona airport use
Posted on 01/26/2011 12:51:15 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
Hawaii - NIMBY Alert !
Awakened once again by the roaring of Air Force C-17 maneuvers just down the hill at Kona International Airport, I am prompted to write. I'm want to launch a community discussion on the increased military use of our airport and the appalling sound pollution caused by aircraft maneuvers.
It has been determined, by the Air Force and state that Kona International Airport is ideal for such purposes and increased military use is planned. As I see it Kona is at a critical crossroads in determining the future of our quality of life and livelihood.
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I, for one, LOVE airplane noise!
Perhaps this chap should move to a country where the government determines his quality of life. (I know, it is already starting here)
Ever Been on an Aircraft Carrier? Airport “noise” is NOTHING!
They should send in some search and rescue choppers to look for Bammy’s birth certificate.
I was stationed near a U.S. Air Force Base in Germany in the '70s. There was a story going around that the some of the locals had approached the base commander complaining about the noise from the airplanes flying overhead.
The story went that he told them that there would be aircraft overhead, no matter what... the only difference would be whether they had white stars or red stars painted on them.
I don't know how the rest of the conversation went, but the AFB is still there.
Oh Please. I used to live and fish in Kona. The flight path is over the ocean to the north and south. The Airport is out on a Peninsula and the planes come in and out from the Ocean.
My office is right next door to Centennial, the 2nd busiest GA airport. We get all kinds of aircraft flying outta here, not to mention our own airplanes we fly.
So, airplane noise has to be minimal anyway. Dummies. Years before they closed the base I lived at Myrtle Beach AFB with the A-10s. Same thing: The runway was aligned with the ocean. Yet, people complained about noise they barely could hear. The tourists loved the sights of the A-10’s flying overhead.
Every one in a while I used to go up to the flight deck to make sure somebody hadn’t painted “Please drop chains here from the hours of 0100-0800” directly over my room.
and every day 0bambi is in office brings that day nearer.
You can not even hear the planes in Kona. But there are a lot of Libkooks there.
“directly over my room” na just why should YOUR room be special, we dropped ‘em over EVERYBODY’S room.
This libnut lives in the new rent subsidized housing unit above the airport. That should give you a clue.
please FREEP to Poll on the website folks
It’s important to us out here .
We are heavily out numbered and on the offensive
Hey are you in Kona?
Wheres the poll I can’t find it.
In late July 1989, I was jogging along the road in Myrtle Beach near the AFB. While I was huffing/puffing, a flight of A-10s took off and roared by. Great sight to this old zoomie. Then Saddam invaded Kuwait and three days after I saw them, the entire squadron had deployed to Saudi Arabia.
Barbra Streisand rented the home of Dr. Gene and Beth Grace (509 North Street, Downtown Beaufort; private residence) during the filming. She had a privacy screen erected around the house (which had a swimming pool) and added personal touches to the interior (bathroom carpeting, for example).
Director Barbra Streisand did not enjoy as “harmonious” a relationship with the Marine Corps Air Station (Main Gate at the intersection of U. S. Highway 21 and SC 116). as Lewis John Carlino, the director of The Great Santini. Frustrated by the noise from military jets flying over the areas in which she was filming, Ms. Streisand phoned the base commanding officer to request a halt in flights. She was not pleased when the colonel did not grant her request.
The Prince of Tides was filmed in 1990 in Beaufort; the Gulf War was in 1991.
This bears some resemblance to a previous incident in AZ some years back about a resident complaining of jet noise.
I know, it’s snopes, but they confirmed it.
That is the sound of FREEDOM !!!
Spent most of the rest of my life on Air Force bases. With 24 hour ops and the jet engine test facility there was almost always noise. I loved it.
I now live under part of the training area for fighters and choppers at Quantico MCB. Not as frequent but I can almost get my fix now and then.
When the Germans complained of GIs loud behavior in the
gasthause, the reply was “When the Russians come...”
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I love watching the 17’s do touch and go’s at Kona airport! (should have been named Onizuka International Airport IMHO) Love the view at the dive site south of the field when they are down low. Very impressive and different sound. I see an occasional P3 sub hunter as well.
Wasn’t as bad as the stateroom I had next to the weapons elevator shaft. It would run all night, and when it wasn’t running the guy on the other side of the shaft had an electric guitar.
we also have U.S.N. P-3 Orion’s practicing touch & go (flights of 2) almost every day as well . They fly out of MCBH , now that Barbers Point is closed ( I think)
These crews are being chimed on by the nimbys too
Anchors Away !
The Navy threatened to shut down the base and the community started screaming. Evidently, they don't want the base to close, they just want the airplanes to leave. I'm not sure what the Navy is supposed to do with a base that is 5 miles inland that you can't operate aircraft from. I want so badly to shut down that base.
It startles you at first, but it’s amazing how quickly you get used to it.
Then, it startles you when it’s quiet. Test Cell was the $hit !!
This article is from yet another military hater on the islands. Quite a few around, including ones that just knew the Superferry was a military plot, and that the US was at fault for Pearl harbor by antagonizing the Japanese by basing the navy there.
Kailua-Kona ? I was there 3 years ago . Stayed in Keauhou ( Outrigger Kanaloa ) . Loved it and will return some day soon !
Nice hotel, nice breakfast buffet, not enough time to sample the rest of the place. Well away from the crowded part of Kailua. Would definitely choose it over any of the ritzy Wailoloa places.
Come back and stay, the BI needs more conservatives................