Originally Posted by ftldiver
......and the fly-in is kinda like the race track. noise is expected. nobody thinks twice about running a gen-set.
smell and fumes are one thing, but a constant drone of a genny doesn't bother me. loud music, and slapping halyards drive me nuts.....
You're right about the anticipated noise. I went and looked up the hours of operation during the show, which are 6am to 8pm. It is probably more to avoid night operations, with tens of thousands of people camped within a hundred yards of the runway, than for noise. Gensets keep running and it is easy to sleep through. Maybe its relative. I still think pilots are just a heartier and more adaptable bunch.
You are so right about slapping halyards and music. Add those to squeaky wind gens and you are really onto the most common annoyances.