(Note: July 8th, 2020. Edinburgh Airport have recently re-done their website. Inevitably some bugs have crept in and you may find that some of the links below are not working. Hopefully the Airport will get everything sorted out soon. Some of the features of the Noise and Tracking system are not working properly either. This has been reported to the Airport. )
As the number of flights to and from Edinburgh Airport steadily increases, so does the disturbance that residents of Dalkeith experience. Some people have only realised how much aircraft noise there was when it stopped during the Covid-19 lockdown. But now aircraft are beginning to fly again and so we are beginning to be affected by airplane sound again. This doesn’t have to be the case as there are alternative routes the planes could fly that wouldn’t take them over Dalkeith. As you become aware again of aircraft noise and the disturbance it brings, it is important to make a complaint to the Airport. The number of noise complaints has 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, especially at night.
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.)