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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by tonkatom » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 pm

toom317 wrote:I seem to recall that our F35's were going to be based at Lossie, and part of the reason was because of the noise problem.
Raf Marham is a pretty remote airfield.
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 pm

Hardly -at least 20,000 people live within about a 5mile radius!

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by turmo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:39 am

britaylor wrote:People know where the airfields are why live near one when on nights then what will happen ?? try and close the base down
Well, have you ever noticed how RAF airfields are named after the nearest postal village? That's because the village was there for hundreds of years before the RAF... maybe it's the RAF that should be thinking about where they 'live'. After all they are public servants.

In WW2 it was a case of knocking-out airfields as quickly as possible in accessible locations, for a planned short duration of inconvenience to the local population. 70 years later with no exisistential threat to the nation and with a need for only a handful of bases there's no reason for them to be located anywhere near population centres.

The MoD is to be commended for its consideration in basing the F-35s.
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by toom317 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:41 am

tm74sqn wrote:
toom317 wrote:I seem to recall that our F35's were going to be based at Lossie, and part of the reason was because of the noise problem.
The other part of the reason is that the F-35 is so noisy that it would drown out the noise of bagpipes!
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by paddyboy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:14 pm

F35: Fungry and Fugly :@

Whatever noise it makes, however loud, it will still be far preferable (IMHO) to the dirge that is the mournful drone of the bagpipes :Wow:

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Rotörhead » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:52 pm

Is it really that loud though? I can't recall it being that much louder than anything else when it was at RIAT a few years back... even in the hover. Loads of people were saying how noisy it was, but I remember being a little disappointed that it wasn't all that loud to me.

I feel that from the sound alone, most members of the public would not be able to tell the sound of an F-35 and F-16 (or any other afterburning jet) apart at full afterburner from their homes - but that's just my opinion. Kind of like a placebo effect, people only know it's louder because you tell them it is - or something like that.

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by seven » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:13 pm

I can tell you it is louder than you average fast jet. Certainly the 'B'.

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by grumpy616 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:44 am

paddyboy wrote:Whatever noise it makes, however loud, it will still be far preferable (IMHO) to the dirge that is the mournful drone of the bagpipes :Wow:

Enough to make any sentient being slash their wrists :lol:
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by toom317 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:49 am

paddyboy wrote:
Enough to make any sentient being slash their wrists :lol:
Must be a FEB thing. :P
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by mustang5861 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:54 am

paddyboy wrote:Whatever noise it makes, however loud, it will still be far preferable (IMHO) to the dirge that is the mournful drone of the bagpipes

Enough to make any sentient being slash their wrists
Yes Paddy, those IRISH bagpipes make a hell of a racket... :lol:

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:11 am

Another reason they wont be doing a lot of low flying! Not that they need too.
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by romeo bravo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:01 pm

turmo wrote:Well, have you ever noticed how RAF airfields are named after the nearest postal village?
Actually its after the nearest village with a church :whistle:

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Nighthawke » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:04 pm

Originally it was the nearest railway station.

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by C24 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:34 am

I'm with you Nighthawke.

RAF North Luffenham is at Edith Weston.
#51 Sqdn was based at RAF Snaith which is located in Pollington. http://www.51squadron.com
Just to prove a point.
Cottesmore, Wittering, Kings Cliff, Polebrook are nowhere near a railway station. I suspect that there is no system of naming stations :D RAF ones, that is.

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Doesn't the B variant have a fan of its own? Now that shows some foresight.
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Thor » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:57 am

F-35 is noticeably noisier than other FJs. I spent a fair bit of Tuesday around threequarters of a mile from Eglin's runways with regular F-35 movements. Even at that distance (with plenty of forested land in the way) the -35 takeoff noise was far louder than that of the loaded F-16s also working the ranges.

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by paddyboy » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 pm

I'd rather be called an FEB then a glaiket ool chuktah :lol:
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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Blackjack56 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:54 am

All in all the F35 is turning into a bit of a disaster isn't it? -long live the "tonka"may she carry on for many years yet.oh and by the way if they want to complain about noise i think if they heard a fully laden victor climbing out of Marham in the 70's and 80's as i did regularly then they would relise just what LOUD really means(they used to make your ribcage rattle!).

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Blackjack56 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:56 am

sorry, a bit of a typo there,i can spell realise really!

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by seven » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:18 am

F-35's are most definitely louder than a Victor. Different sound if that makes sense, but most definitely louder!

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Re: F35 noise protest

Post by Blackjack56 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:24 pm

Better take earplugs when i eventually get to see them at Marham then!.

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