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Letter: Low-flying Air Force planes not a danger


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From: Lee Trapp

Columbus

Received: Nov. 29

I live in the Sycamore Bend addition, which is in the flight pattern of aircraft using Columbus Municipal Airport. The C-130 aircraft frequently fly low over my house while practicing landings at Columbus Municipal Airport.

According to an article Nov. 28 in The Republic, there is concern by some that these C-130 low-flying planes could crash in a residential area, and that they emit a disturbing noise.

I am not one of those harboring these concerns.

Each concerned citizen should know that prior to each flight each, U.S. Air Force aircraft undergoes a rigorous inspection by qualified U.S. Air Force technicians.

These technicians are required to continually attend maintenance classes and perform actual maintenance training it the hundred of hours. I speak from experience as I was an aircraft technician in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

As for the loud noise, start accepting it and it will soon become less noticeable. Just remember that those flying the C-130s are doing precision training which may some day benefit you. Show your appreciation to those who are serving your country and accept the repercussions associated with those carrying out their duties.

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