– Gene Bowan, Laguna Niguel
A. No, says Dan Albanese, a John Wayne tower rep for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, concurs.
Albanese points out that several weeks ago, when we had high winds for a couple of days, jets took off over the San Diego (I-405) Freeway instead of the ocean. He didn't think that would have meant more noise to you, though.
Weather could still have been at work. Says Gregor, "Clouds tend to magnify noise. So can even a slight shift in wind."
Courtney Wiercioch, a JWA spokeswoman, says staffers checked maps tracking past flights and didn't find any discernible differences. Gene, the airport's Noise Office welcomes you, or anyone else, to call when noticing additional noise to unearth the cause: 949-252-5185.
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