Living Small – Restricted Air Space

Our small city is only 15 minutes East and North of Edmonton International Airport. When we first moved here, we often heard the roar of planes taking off and landing and depending which air traffic controller was on duty, many flights would fly right over head. A lot of controllers lived in Beaumont and they would vector the flights differently, if they could.

Its pretty quiet these days, so quiet, in fact, all you can hear is birdsong (if you are lucky), the scolding of the blue jays, the incessant damn crowing of the local murder of crows and the honking of geese as they have the airspace to themselves.

Restricted Air Space

Air travel curtailed,

flights quiet over Beaumont.

Geese honk overhead.

Frozen runway
Holding pattern
Final approach
Full flaps for landing
Waiting for a gate

9 thoughts on “Living Small – Restricted Air Space

  1. We used to live in Swords village which is 10 minutes from the Dublin Airport and were used to hearing and seeing planes all day every day. Although it was noisy at times, they became part of our daily lives. So strange to see an empty sky now. Plenty of room for birds 😉 thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Agreed. The sound of planes may take a while to come back. It is just a bit eerie right now. We are very fortunate to have not had any travel plans to cancel. Stay well. Allan

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    1. Hi Lynette. I know about the wind requirements, but a lot of controllers live in Beaumont. They would just turn the flight a bit sooner after take off. Landings typically come in over Leduc, with our prevailing winds from the NW, so not as big a deal here. In any case, I would not complain if I heard the planes now. It might mean things were on the mend. Beautiful weather here for the last 3 days. How are things up your way? Thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. I’ve landed there before – one of those great prairie airports that makes the landing procedure a little less demanding. 🙂

        Glad to hear that you’re warming up. We are as well. The sun has some power and there’s a lot of melting going on. All that snow …

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