Assessment ScoreCard – Full

Aircraft Traffic Assessment: Full Scorecard



The symbol indicates the measure is better than the average when compared with other assessed
UK postcodes. The ❌ represents the opposite. Assessed averages are shown in brackets.

See: for a full explanation about the Assessment scorecard.

Assessment Scorecard headlines

All Assessments are based on an ambient background noise of 40 decibels i.e. a quiet residential area. If your property is located near to a busy road i.e. 70-75 decibels, the noise impact from aircraft will be significantly reduced, whilst the road remains busy.

Note: Airborne aircraft noise is typically in the range of 45dB - 65dB for heights below 26,000 feet and for a duration of 30-50 seconds. Whereas the average car, bus or HGV the duration is only a few seconds.

Date of survey

14/03/2021 23:17:07

UK Postcode

PRESTON-FAVERSHAM , KENT , ME13 8FL

Baseline geo-coordinates

51.3128 , 0.902078

Survey type

Full. Based on 93 days in 2019, during Mid Dec to Mid Jan, whole of April and August.

Assessment band

OCCASIONAL

Assessment actual value

5.29

Assessment description

Sound equates to a "C" road or an active country lane i.e. irregular traffic volumes. Location is on a flight route as opposed to a flight corridor. Some of the flights will be below 7000 feet and could occur at evenings and weekends.

Band range

Lower: 4.0 --> Upper: 7.0

Volumes, Height bands, and Intensity.

For Assessment / Daily Avg. / Hourly Avg.

Count of ALL flights

4,784 / 51.4 / 3.0

Flights above 26k feet.

2,232 / 24.0 / 1.4 (1,299)

Flights between 16k and 26k feet

1,647 / 17.7 / 1.0 (711)

Flights between 13k and 15k feet

359 / 3.9 / 0.2 (343)

Flights between 7k and 12k feet

257 / 2.8 / 0.2

Flights between 6k and 7k feet

130 / 1.4 / 0.1

Flights between 5k and 6k feet

74 / 0.8 / 0.0

Flights between 4k and 5k feet

3 / 0.0 / 0.0

Flights between 3k and 4k feet

6 / 0.1 / 0.0

Flights below 3k feet

76 / 0.8 / 0.0

4 or more flights per hour

161 / 1.7

9 or more flights per hour

1 / 0.0

Departures between 1.5k and 15k feet

294 / 3.2 / 0.2

Time and Sleep Analysis

For Assessment / Daily Avg. / Hourly Avg.

0 AM

21 / 0.2

1 AM

12 / 0.1

2 AM

22 / 0.2

3 AM

53 / 0.6

4 AM

45 / 0.5

5 AM

104 / 1.1

6 AM

187 / 2.0

7 AM

308 / 3.3

8 AM to 9 PM

3,615 / 38.9 / 2.8

10 PM

267 / 2.9

11 PM

73 / 0.8

Other Noise Disturbance, Vibration and Emissions factors

Time in seconds an aircraft existed in the airspace bubble

14

Percentage of overflying occuring Out-Of-Hours and at Weekends

49 (44)

Minimum avg. distance in miles

0.46

Number of possible disruptions by; day / out-of-hours / hour

10.0 / 5.0 / 0.5

Flight holding stack identified?

No

Altitude for all flights

25,440

Altitude of departures between 1.5k and 15k feet

13,086

Altitude of flights below 20k feet

14,244

Busiest times of day
(Distruption: 0 - low, 25+ high)

Day of week, time, frequency and number of flight events.

4.64

Wednesday @ 17:00 - 7 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:3 flight events.

4.14

Monday @ 22:00 - 7 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:3 flight events.

5.67

Monday @ 21:00 - 6 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:4 flight events.

5.08

Thursday @ 20:00 - 6 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:4 flight events.

5.00

Monday @ 14:00 - 6 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:3 flight events.

4.75

Saturday @ 21:00 - 6 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:3 flight events.

4.42

Sunday @ 17:00 - 6 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:3 flight events.

4.08

Thursday @ 13:00 - 6 time(s) in 13 weeks. Approx:3 flight events.

Our scorecard is designed to provide a greater understanding how the assessment was reached for your selected UK post code. To enable you to validate our assessment we also provide up to 10 occurrences when we believe the disruption will be at its highest.

For those that would like to perform their own analysis we can also provide the low level flight data that includes the length of time a plane existed inside your select airspace bubble.