I am pleased to see more Tracy residents expressing their displeasure with the noise produced by the aerobatic practice area near the Tracy airport. The continuous droning of these aircraft for hours on end is quite annoying. If this level of noise was produced by anything or anybody else in the neighborhood, they would probably be cited for disturbing the peace.
Shirley Morris (Your Voice, “Planes are too close to homes,” May 2) has a valid point about the safety concerns. Even though the pilots may know what they are doing, equipment can fail beyond their control. Pilot error is also a factor.
Mike McCue (Your Voice, “Irritated by inconsiderate pilots,” April 29) brings up a good point about the motorcycle park being located away from residential areas. When the aerobatic box was initially approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, Tracy was still small but growing. Now that it has increased its population and expanded residential zoning and construction to the south, it is time for the box to be eliminated.
The city of Tracy should step in and make it happen. After all, the residents are paying taxes and as property owners, we have a right to peace and quiet — especially on weekends, when most of us are at home.