Sunday, 2 June 2013

Complained to CAA about noise from planes doing aerobatics

I have just made the following complaint to the CAA about the disturbance caused to Theale residents by the planes that do aerobatics over the village every weekend. If you want to make your own complaint to the CAA, please use this form.

Residents of Theale, Berkshire, are regularly subjected to the noise of small aircraft performing aerobatic manoeuvres. The fluctuation in engine noise is most disturbing. This occurs virtually every Saturday and Sunday, except in the winter. An occurrence has just finished at 14:00 on June 2nd.

Although the CAA says:

Is an aircraft allowed to carry out aerobatic manoeuvres over a built up/residential area?

No. The Rules of the Air regulations state that “an aircraft shall not carry out an aerobatic manoeuvre over the congested area of any city, town or settlement”. The Air Navigation Order defines a Congested Area as “an area that is substantially used for residential, industrial, commercial or recreational purposes”.

They also say that complaints should be directed to the aerodrome where the plane flew from. How are we supposed to know that?


  1. Compton in West Berkshire suffers a huge amount of aerobatic noise.
    Particularly bad is the 2 hours of this we get at 12.00 every week day.
    Saturday 18-04-2015 was very bad with constant aerobatics from 9.00 in the morning to 15.00 in the afternoon. It drives me round the bend.

  2. The noise pollution has become much worse than described above. The practice is not restricted to weekends but occurs throughout the week. If the nuisance was caused by a motorcyclist the police would soon nab them. Aircraft passing over go virtually unnoticed, it is the fluctuation in noise that ruins the peace. It would be considerate to practice aerobatics over the sea and allow West Berkshire the quiet they are entitled to.

  3. Well it's not every weekend, it's every day. A well off imbecile individual has nothing better to do than pollute 1000's of peoples lives with noise, and it's not just Theale, people from Mortimer, and the whole of RG7 have complaints. He may have been left monies that allow him to do this, if only sources are correct, but he should be stopped. It's not an aerodrome, it's private land he takes off from and lands, again if sources are correct, other members of the family are corrupt so no surprise there!!! How can we get him out of our skies and ears?????????????