It's official! 73% of you think training flights from RAF London Kent Ramsgate Manston International Airport are a nuisance.
Of the 78 people who voted in my 7 day poll, only 15 thought that having a 400 tonne Oasis Hong Kong Airlines 747 flying feet from their bonces every five minutes didn't constitute an annoyance. The results in full:
Question: Are Manston training flights a nuisance?
Yes: 73% (57 votes)
No: 19% (15 votes)
Can't hear myself think: 6% (5 votes)
Don't know: 1% (1 vote)
Let's hope this gives our local politicians (step forward Councillor Green) the ammunition to press for tighter control of these flights such as perhaps a weekend ban, or at the very least better monitoring, and publication of the flight times and any trangressions on the Manston and/or TDC websites.
Meanwhile you can sign my Downing Street petition here. Let's see if we can swell number of signatures to above, um, 30!