One Complaint Every 20mins

Samuel Reason | March 26th, 2018

If you have ever been annoyed by a plane landing route being over your neighborhood then you may want to take a note out of Henry Romanowski’s book. An angry resident whose complaints made up almost two-thirds of the total complaints made to Airservices Australia in 2011.

In fact, he was averaging about 1 complaint every 20mins during the airports opening time – when did he stop to eat and sleep?

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Former railway worker Romanowski at the age of 64 years decided he had enough of the problems caused by Sydney Airport. Living just 31km away from the airport, he was regularly under the planes landing routes. In fact, in 2011, almost two-thirds of all aircraft noise complaints came from Romanowski. During those 12 months, he made around 19,600 complaints. That is a lot of phone calls – maybe we should ask him what carrier deal he has?

When asked for a comment Romanowski was not surprised about the number of complaints – adamant that the airport’s flight paths were fundamentally wrong. He is protesting due to “up to 1000” aircraft flying over his home every month. He believes they should fly over the coast and not disturb the suburban area. Romanowski has lived in the area for 35 years but the last two years the problem became increasingly worst – he believes they have targeted his area as the ideal flight path.

Regardless of the amount of complaints Romanowski does not believe he is a nuisance and feels he is making a peaceful protest. Definitely airport noise levels are a concern for the environment and overall safety of residents. However, the Aircraft noise ombudsman believes serial complainers are skewing the percentages of complaints made.

His closest rival? Lives only a few kilometers away yet he is only in the region of making 4000 complaints a year. It looks like Romanowski really is the king of airport noise complaints.

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