Is it true Wynantskill, NY has a real problem with aircraft noise from Air Force, or other aircraft? Looking to buy a home, but do not want this problem I may have heard on NPR. Thank you.

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    $\begingroup$ Define "problem"... For some it's the sound of freedom! $\endgroup$ Feb 1 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ Local zoning authorities may have actual measured data on that, if the area is considered to be a high risk area for aircraft (or any other) noise. $\endgroup$
    – Jpe61
    Feb 1 at 16:21
  • $\begingroup$ Performing a quick Google search resulted in numerous complaints about dogs barking and atv use (both during the daytime, no less!) but nothing about aircraft. And IIRC the one I saw about ATV's was named Karen... for real. $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    Feb 2 at 17:26

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The nearest military air operations to Wynantskill would be the Air National Guard operation out of Schenectady County Airport - KSCH. Neither runway lends to an approach or departure in the direction of Wynantskill and all the instrument approaches are more or less West of the ALB VOR. There are no MOAs or Restricted airspace that overly that area directly. Thus there is no reason to believe military overflight is any more of a nuisance there than it would be anywhere else. This NYS site offers some reassuring info on that front (bolded for emphasis):

While high-performance military aircraft train over northern New York, the New York Air National Guard does not operate aircraft that may generate high noise levels or sonic booms.


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