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What could explain that small planes near an airport are perceived as harassing homeowners?

Most pilots I know, including myself, don't want to annoy the community due to the potential of the airport ending up closing and being sold to a developer for housing or a mall. Some airports have ...
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What could explain that small planes near an airport are perceived as harassing homeowners?

Have pilots intentionally looked to overfly a specific property? Almost undoubtedly - and I'd suggest probably routinely in multiple places around the world. Was it done with harassment in mind? ...
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What could explain that small planes near an airport are perceived as harassing homeowners?

A small training plane costs at least $120 per hour to rent, so most pilots are not going to waste time in the air just making noise to piss people off. Now if the airport in question hosts a flight ...
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What could explain that small planes near an airport are perceived as harassing homeowners?

It's not intentional. Small airports have a traffic pattern -- think of a rectangle where one of the long ends is the runway. Airplanes fly this pattern when landing, and student or private pilots ...
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Has any flight crew ever had to ask "Does anyone on board know how to fly a plane?"

I'm not aware of any examples, and it shouldn't really be needed. The crew should be aware of any company pilots on board, even off duty and out of uniform, and those are the first choice since they'...
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Has any flight crew ever had to ask "Does anyone on board know how to fly a plane?"

A PA announcement of that type would simply generate a panic reaction, which is exactly the opposite of what you want in that moment. Instead, in such cases (with both pilot and copilot incapitated) a ...
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