Latest Aircraft Traffic Assessments

29/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for TONBRIDGE TN9 1EH KENT is now available.

29/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for BRIGHTON-MARINA BN2 5WB EAST SUSSEX is now available.

28/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for TISBURY SP3 6LB WILTSHIRE is now available.

28/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for BIGGIN-HILL TN16 3UH KENT is now available.

27/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for WEYBRIDGE KT13 8DX SURREY is now available.

27/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for CHOBHAM GU24 8BP SURREY is now available.

27/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for COBHAM KT11 3DY SURREY is now available.

26/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for WEST-HAMPSTEAD, NW6 2HL, LONDON is now available.

25/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for FARRINGDON, EC1R 4RR, LONDON is now available.

24/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for HARROW, HA1 2JX, MIDDLESEX is now available.

24/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for LINGFIELD-RACE , SURREY , RH7 6PJ is now available.

23/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for LINGFIELD-RACE , SURREY , RH7 6PJ is now available.

22/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for SIDCUP , KENT , DA15 7AA is now available.

21/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for ST-JOHNS-WOOD , LONDON , NW8 7NJ is now available.

21/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for HEVER , KENT , TN8 7NP is now available.

20/10/20. 31 Day aircraft traffic assessment for BLACKHAM , EAST SUSSEX , TN3 9UD is now available.

19/10/20. 31 Day aircraft traffic assessment for WITHYHAM , EAST SUSSEX , TN7 4BD is now available.

16/10/20. Full aircraft traffic assessment for Ealing Common is now available.

Our personal Airspace bubble

Each of us live inside our own personal Airspace bubble but how do we know what’s going on in that bubble and whether or not that activity could disturb the quality of our lives?

In the context of this article an Airspace bubble is a 1 mile radius from a specified point such as our home, holiday location or outdoor leisure space.

This article focuses on the impact and assessment of commercial Aircraft within our personal Airspace bubbles. Firstly, we need to understand the terms such as impact and assessment before interpreting any results. Our Assessment ignores all aircraft above 26,000 feet as above this height the noise, and possible pollution, is less likely to disturb our lives. Likewise, we also ignore aircraft that share our bubble for less that 7.5 seconds as it implies any noise would not be around long enough to create a significant disturbance.

Experience has told us that real disruption is not caused by individual aircraft operating within our Airspace bubble but it’s actually the repetitive nature of multiple aircraft at regular times that has the biggest impact.

To summarise our assessment of disturbance is based on all flights that regularly share our Airspace at the same time for periods greater than 7.5 seconds and are below 26,000 feet. Therefore, our assessment could say for a location; between 8pm and 11pm on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is an 80% chance you will hear and/or see aircraft within a 10-15 minute period. The disturbance classification for this location, across all time periods, is: Frequent“.

Having an understanding of the facts you can now make a personally decision about whether this situation meets your life style criteria.

We all have the right to know and to make informed decisions.

Homebuyers – time to lobby for an extension to the Local Authority Searches so they document local aircraft corridors and flight paths.

Part of the process of buying a new home is for the buyer’s solicitor to perform a Local Authority search. But why? The conveyancing solicitors will say it’s to inform and protect the Homebuyers from any material surprises such as; flood plains, gases, landfill, historic land usage and permissions, planning issues, and detrimental long term town plans.

However, what the current Local Search does not include is any reference to the existence of Aircraft corridors, flight paths and known flight holding stacks within the area. Why?

One of the reasons “why” is because Local Authorities and District Councils believe they are powerless as they don’t own or manage the flight paths and corridors. Your local MP will also echo this sentiment too. So who is responsible and is the required information available?

The answer may surprise you as it’s not the airports themselves but a government agency known as NATs. NATs is responsible for the movement and positioning of aircraft whilst in UK airspace.

Experience tells us that the flight corridors and paths, created and managed by NATs, are very difficult and costly to change once established. So if you find yourself in a situation where you are being disrupted by aircraft it will be almost impossible to change and you will get little sympathy from the Government agencies . Meaning, it’s best to find out about the existence and usage of flight corridors and paths prior to purchasing a property. I.e. be informed! But how?

Unfortunately the “how” is not at all straight forward as although the flight information is available to the Government bodies there are no policies, guidance or standards about how the flight information should be presented to the payers of Stamp Duty.

Our objective is to lobby the UK Government departments to they can make the required changes to the Homebuyers Local Authority Searches to document the existence of local aircraft movements and flight corridors and paths. We believe the public have the right to know.

If you are interested in joining us on this journey then please leave your comments on the contact form below.