Sometimes on weekends when we’re spending time around the homestead, the walls shake and the windows rattle, heralding yet another fly-over by planes or helicopters. Occasionally the noise is so intense that we go outdoors to see if we can figure out the reason behind the clatter.
It is not a new development around here, but it is annoying and can be alarming. On some Sunday mornings, around the brunch hour, we see what look like military planes, in formation, seemingly cruising directly over our backyard before heading up and over the San Gabriels.
I’ve commiserated with a neighbor about this, but don’t recall complaining about it here until today. I’m prompted to do so by a letter to the editor of our sister paper, the Glendale-News Press, that was picked up by our Web editor and placed on the Valley Sun’s website this week. That’s where it caught my eye and reminded me of how much I wish that aircraft would either go elsewhere or could somehow be muted.