A house right next to the airport
This probably hits home to many of you folks out there whose airport has been more or less successfully threatened by anti airport activists.
I totally understand that noise pollution can be nerve-wracking and wouldn’t want to live in the approach path of a major airport either. But in most cases, the airport was there before the residential area. The situation might be different in Europe than in the United States or Australia, for instance. But even here, the airfields were usually built well outside of town, with the town slowly creeping up to it.
In my own little hometown, there was an “episode” of anti airport activists who tried to shut down our small local airfield. Fortunately, the aviation community could lobby against that successfully. I think there are a few noise abatement rules in place now. A win-win, if you ask me. In many cases, especially in urban areas, the bigger threat are probably land developers who have their eyes on big and undeveloped pieces of real estate.
Anyway, we’re totally biased and emphatically on the aviation side of this debate, of course! If you want to use any of our comic strips for any form of anti-anti-airport-activism, please feel free to just take them. We even have a special page with some high res versions.