We have been just southeast of the airport area since April of 2014. We knew of the airport noise. What we were not told about was the government helicopters flying directly over our house.
It is not the noise we object to so much as the vibration they cause.
Sometimes they do fly higher, though not very often. The vibration shakes our house. I have even had to move some of my china back from the edge of the cupboard as they seem to bounce across the shelf. It feels like an earthquake.
If the Sea Kings are like this then we pray our house will not suffer too badly when the Cyclones start.
I did not know that this was a military airport, though I did know 443 squadron was there. In the summer they flew into the early hours of the morning, which I was told they do as practice for night vision flying. I suppose it will again happen this summer along with the hovering routines.
I wish to thank Mr. Harper and his cabinet for allowing this practice of awaking us at ungodly hours in the morning with helicopters flying at what feels like going through our house.
There are other flight paths which could be taken that are not over densely populated areas.
Grace Shepherd, North Saanich