Interference on landing

SIR – Thanks to D H Courtman, (Flight sham, letters, March 13) for raising the issue of air pollution as a serious issue, as well as noise with flights into and out of Luton. There are other issues as well, including television and radio interference. I l

SIR - Thanks to D H Courtman, (Flight sham, letters, March 13) for raising the issue of air pollution as a serious issue, as well as noise with flights into and out of Luton. There are other issues as well, including television and radio interference.

I lose my Freeview picture, which breaks into pixels for a minute or two every time a low flight comes over Stevenage. This is so annoying, when I read in The Comet that a pilot had reported they could easily miss the town! He was describing the take-off route, but the same is true for the landing glide path.

Our councillors should demand that Stevenage be a flight free zone, and that all aircraft stay west of the A1(M). Yet another issue has come to light recently in that persistent noise can increase the risk of heart attacks in innumerable people. Why should 80,000 residents of Stevenage be constantly disturbed, so that commercial airline operators can provide holiday makers with a more gentle take-off, or landing. Aircraft are designed to turn, and most do so into mountain airstrips overseas, so I hope that both take-off and landing paths will be revealed as soon as possible.

KEITH E WHITE


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