Take off and landing flight path observations
Thomas Nalop is one of nine flight path observers
(Source: Patrick Furrer / Grenchner Tagblatt)
Since 1st September 2010, observations of take-off and landing flight paths has been carried out in Grenchen. Seven men and two women from the region are monitoring the approach and departure routes around Grenchen Airport. The flight path observations are a contribution to safety and to a reduction in noise, and thus to the building of trust between Grenchen Airport and the local population. The group of observers is made up of part-time employees, pensioners and teachers. They work for a period of three weeks and visit all sites three times in groups of two. The observations will be carried out at these six sites:
Take-off and landing flight path observation manual
The observations are specified precisely in the manual.
Observation statistics of take-off and landing flight path observations
Observation statistics are available at:
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