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New buzz on chopper noise problem that just won't go away

TEWANTIN resident Peter Schofield is determined to keep making a noise about helicopter flights.

He still feels under siege from overhead despite all the meetings about finding somewhere other than Noosa North Shore to do their pilot training.

Last Monday, Mr Schofield emailed Premier Newman, Glen Elmes, Mayor Mark Jamieson, all the councillors as well as Sunshine Coast Airport general manager Peter Pallot to report the latest count.

"You must have a lot of information now to address the immediate disturbance," he wrote. "The helicopter movements this morning number 12 by 10am. We wonder if the training will go into the night - it is great fun (we don't think) listening to helicopters over our residential area at this time."

Mr Schofield said his last general email about the helicopter nuisance received little response and it was time for the State and Federal Governments to act.

 

"The community has had enough of the traffic. The (flight) operations groups from the region have no control over the numbers of helicopters flying into Teewah."

Mr Pallot recently responded to an earlier complaint of helicopter noise.

"We checked with all airport helicopter operators and the aircraft transmission tapes for this morning. The last flight operating last night at the Sunshine Coast Airport was a fixed wing aircraft arrival at 7.30pm and the first flight at the airport this morning was a fixed wing aircraft arrival at 7.11am. There were no helicopter or fixed wing operations to or from the airport between these times," Mr Pallot said.

Mr Schofield said the flights he complained about had taken place days earlier.

Topics:  noosa, teewah airstrip


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