Do cadets know how much distress they are causing on ground?

Dear editor,
Local papers always run stories at this time of year about what a good time the air cadets have at gliding school and what good preparation they are getting for future careers as pilots.

Dear editor,Local papers always run stories at this time of year about what a good time the air cadets have at gliding school and what good preparation they are getting for future careers as pilots.I live in a normally peaceful neighbourhood inside the Town of Comox. I’m at home a lot because I’m trying to recover from a serious illness.The tow plane noise makes it very hard to rest, even inside the house let alone outside. In spite of the “noise study” done by DND, I assure you there’s nothing in this neighbourhood as loud as the tow planes except possibly lawn mowers, and they last only 20 minutes or so, not 12 hours a day for weeks on end. Certainly no one mows as early as 7:45 a.m., which is when the tow planes often start.I hope if they knew what distress their tow planes cause in their pursuit of a good time and well-paying jobs, the cadets would have at least some regret.I’m sure not aware of any other type of job that includes having young people routinely disrupt other people’s lives and homes as part of the job preparation.Barbara Wellwood,Comox

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