As the number of flights to and from Edinburgh Airport steadily increases, so does the disturbance that residents of Dalkeith experience. This doesn’t have to be the case as there are alternative routes the planes could fly that wouldn’t take them over Dalkeith. But it is important to make a complaint to the Airport when you are disturbed by a plane because the number of noise complaints have to be presented in monthly reports to various bodies where questions can be asked. To make a complaint is easy as the Airport have set up an online form. The link to it is here.
Please make use of it each time you are disturbed by a plane.
The Airport has created what they call their Noise Lab, which you can find on their web site here. It provides some general data about the previous days flights. It also has a link to the ‘Casper’ flight tracking site where you can see live where all planes arriving and departing from Edinburgh Airport currently are. (It’s not quite live – there is approximately a 15 minute delay.). The link to the tracking page is here (opens in a new tab). As well as seeing the live situation, you can also see collated tracks. Here is the picture for October 19th, 2018 from 9.00am to 6.00pm. (Arriving planes have orange tracks, departing planes have blue tracks.)