Since we’re right on the glidepath of the runways at Sea-Tac, the CD can be an interesting place to live if you’re into watching planes. Luckily we’re 12 miles away so the noise isn’t too bad, but it can interrupt a conversation if you’re outside when one of the big ones flies over.
Last month the airport opened up the much-delayed 3rd runway to general use, and I’m curious if anyone in the neighborhood has noticed a difference. The approach for the eastern-most runway takes planes roughly over 20th Ave as they head south over the city. The new runway is a half mile to the west, which would put those planes over closer to 12th.
So for the folks around 20th (in green on the map below): have you noticed less planes and less noise?
For the people closer to Seattle U (in red below): have you noticed an increase?
And is there anyone in the area working to share some of the overflights with the suburbs to the east? I’m concerned about their lack of plane spotting ability and thinking we should share in the bounty.