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Re: Peace in Our Homes
by ML Dahl


July 29, 2004

I agree with Hunter, Dave and Patrick that waking to the roar of float plane engines at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning is, indeed, a rude awakening. We particularly dislike those with the irritating whaaeeeeerrrgghh noise that is actually mildly painful to the eardrums, but of course that plane really loves to fly over our bedroom window and right in front of our deck, every morning, as early as possible. I think I hear him even now!

Another issue, as serious as noise pollution, however, is the gaggle of float planes that head out towards Misty Fjords on beautiful, sunny summer days, like geese in formation. One noon my husband and I, while having lunch on our deck, counted 15 float planes in under 8 minutes, all headed the same direction, down the same channel. That's a lot of small planes in the air together, landing one right after the other, over and over again. My husband lost 2 of his brothers in a small plane accident. One brother, piloting the plane, was a skilled and experienced pilot, but he made an error, a fatal one, and both were killed. We think of that when we see all of these planes flying in a relatively close area, over and over again. It can happen to anyone.

My hopes are that every pilot is careful, remains safe and that there is never an accident that threatens or takes a life. I would also like it if my house was not buzzed at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

ML Dahl
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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RE: Peace in Our Homes by Dave Kiffer - Ketchikan, AK

Peace in our homes by Patrick Jirschele - Ketchikan, AK



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