Friday, June 29, 2007

The River Approach

Typical afternoon by the Key Bridge. Another big plane turning and banking along the Potomac River on the visual River Approach to Reagan National Airport. They fly quite a bit lower than the planes I grew up under powering down over the Menlo fix enroute to the Tiptoe Approach to San Francisco Airport. I stopped paying attention to them after a week living under them. Takes Alice less time to tune them out. But there is no way to tune out the military helicopters that fly *under* the windows. Banging the walls. THUMP, THUMP, THUMP!!! Drowning out all music, human, dog and bird sounds.
Just like the British in 1812, Alice says those helicopters will go away, too. Perhaps only to fly higher and quieter one day.
I mean, really!! Pika and I would not go bark, bark, barking down the street disturbing everyone. Why do those military helicopters need to do that?