In Van Nuys we have barking dogs, police helicopters, the dull roar of the 405 Freeway, ambulance sirens.
Now it appears we will have overnight flights taking off and landing at the Van Nuys Airport.
The Glendale-Burbank-Pasadena Airport Authority has recommended that Burbank Airport shift some of its overnight flights to Van Nuys in order to reduce sleep-depriving noise.
According to the LA Times, “The proposal would send about 16 private and corporate jet flights each night to Van Nuys — already the world’s largest general aviation airport. In Burbank, whether they live in the flatlands around Bob Hope Airport or in the hills ringing the city, residents are fed up with flights that routinely startle them out of a deep slumber.”
I too am sick of noise that deprives me of sleep. I look in horror at two homes currently going up on vacant lots on the street just behind my home. They are each going to be 4 bedrooms. Who will buy them in this market?
So by this summer, I predict they will be rented out to groups of “adults” who will split the $4,000 a month rent six ways. They will park their cars on the street, and entertain their friends with all night parties. No doubt, someone will have a dog or two and a loud stereo.
And Van Nuys Airport will welcome corporate jets landing at 2am.