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Planes over East Dulwich

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MisterKM
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Joined: 14 Nov 2021, 19:21

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot more planes flying (noisily) over ED recently....?

Was it always like this pre-pandemic?
CPR Dave
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Joined: 20 Apr 2021, 09:03

It's not that bad once you get used to it.
Spartacus
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Joined: 12 May 2008, 17:54

We must be on the flight path today 🤔
rachp
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Joined: 29 May 2010, 09:38

There are a lot but no more than pre-pandemic as far as I can tell. This happened to me a few years ago, I noticed then couldn?t stop noticing it. And now I?ve got used to it again.
Rockets
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Joined: 06 Aug 2007, 16:48

Might be planes going into City - they come in a lot lower than those going to Heathrow and when the wind is in the right direction they use Dulwich to turn before their approach to the airport.
heartblock
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Joined: 03 Jul 2015, 12:00

It?s not quite up to pre-pandemic, this is mild compared to two years ago....
macutd
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 19:54

you can watch them here
https://planefinder.net/
heartblock
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Love that site ..second only to the lightning strike site!
Monkey
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Joined: 29 Jul 2007, 11:51

Agree it?s nowhere near as bad as pre-pandemic.
rahrahrah
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Joined: 26 Sep 2007, 17:21

It's definitely not as bad as pre-pandemic, but after nearly 2 years of relative quiet it can feel worse
Sue
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Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

I was sitting in the garden tonight and I became really aware of the number and noise of the planes.

I think I must have just forgotten how bad it is
Sit Ubu Sit
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Joined: 12 Sep 2020, 21:46

The planes this morning are ridiculous. They're very low and coming over every 90 seconds-ish.

I moved to ED over the pandemic so don't have any experience of planes pre-covid. Was it this bad then?

Its pretty unbearable for this time in the morning.
KidKruger
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Joined: 09 Jan 2008, 16:15

A couple of years ago there was an extended, ongoing thread discussing plane noise. If you can find that you?ll see this subject was beaten to death over a couple of years, I guess it (the thread) went quiet when the planes did during start of pandemic.
Concorde used to fly over, from memory about 5-6pm.
diable rouge
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cHem tRaiLS!...
jazzer
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Joined: 31 Oct 2020, 11:50

You live in the Capital city of the UK, if you don't expect to see and hear planes, well quite frankly I'd suggest moving out of Greater London entirely.
Spartacus
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jazzer Wrote:
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> You live in the Capital city of the UK, if you
> don't expect to see and hear plans, well quite
> frankly I'd suggest moving out of Greater London
> entirely.

I love it when a PLAN comes together 😅
jazzer
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Plane, yes it was a typo, thanks for pointing it out.
Sit Ubu Sit
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loveED86
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Noticed this too but my 2 year old is obsessed with planes so loves it!
I also work in a hospital and used to air ambulances hovering over my office before they land on the helipad so used to the noise!
Sue
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Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

KidKruger Wrote:
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> Concorde used to fly over, from memory about
> 5-6pm.


Yes, it did, it was wonderful. I used to love seeing Concorde flying over my garden!

When they withdrew Concorde, two of them flew over East Dulwich on their last flight, but sadly I missed it.
KidKruger
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Actually, Sue, it flew over my garden.
Yours view would have been slightly off to one side 🙄
Spartacus
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Sigh Kid, one upmanship over exactly where concord flew is so immature ..

Especially as it was 110% for sure right over mine, as it used to make grandma Spartacus' teeth rattle in her glass
JohnL
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Joined: 09 Feb 2008, 10:24

We used to get a sonic boom over wales as they accelerated too early ;)
Sue
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KidKruger Wrote:
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> Actually, Sue, it flew over my garden.
> Yours view would have been slightly off to one
> side 🙄


🤣🤣🤣
ianr
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Joined: 12 Jul 2008, 17:02

KidKruger wrote:
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> Actually, Sue, it flew over my
> garden. Yours view would have been
> slightly off to one side 🙄

I thought there was an alternation policy, KK's house one day, Sue's the next.
Sue
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🤣🤣🤣
Asset
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We had a long period where the wind was coming from the north east. That meant the planes coming into Heathrow were not flying over ED. Now the wind has changed to the prevailing South westerly the Heathrow planes are flying over again.
Next week winds are forecast to be from the north so we?ll have a quiet period.
City planes tend to fly in along the Thames from the east.
It?s the Heathrow planes that fly over us generally.
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