Bristol Airport flights mapped
plans during the next two decades.
routes and the extent of the Bristol area where planes fly.
data confirms beyond a doubt just how far afield planes from Bristol airport are
areas, but more planes travelling wide of these will cause more suffering for
local residents. Plans for 10 million passengers, and 13.8m by 2030 can only mean
that things are going to get much worse.”
a week in May. The device picked up radio signals broadcast by planes.
and, in fact, isn’t the complete story as it’s based on the radio signals we were
able to pick up from one location.
communities. We will continue to monitor flight paths and use this to show all
concerned the impacts of the airport’s operations.”
intended for use by aviation enthusiasts to enhance enjoyment of their hobby,
not to provide serious monitoring of track-keeping by aircraft at a busy regional
airport. Furthermore, the map used falls some way short of the accuracy required
(an Ordnance Survey 1:50,0000 map would be standard).
will vary between, for example, light aircraft and commercial airliners.
which would have a significant influence on the results.
those arriving or departing from Bristol International. Quite frankly, this is
an amateur approach to a complex issue, and the results are no more valid than
a ‘back-of-a-fag-packet’ sketch. As a result, it is impossible to draw any conclusions
from this graphic.”
which will monitor aircraft departure noise and produce a graphic record of where
aircraft using the airport fly relative to the ground.
until August 17.
proposal gets the green light, work will start next year but will not now be completed
until 2019 or 2020.
in January, it said it would finish the upgrade by 2016 – the year passenger numbers
were expected to hit 10m.