HARBOURFRONT COMMUNITY * AIRPORT NOISE LOGS

         
         
Dates Community DBA DBC Comments
  Noise Standards Adjusted Decibels Complete Decibels  
    for comparison purposes    
  Common Sounds      
  quiet balcony 52 dba 60 dbc  
  low television 58 dba 65 dbc  
  loud television 63 dba 70 dbc  
  loud stereo 68 dba 75 dbc loud
         
  passing cars 60 dba 70 dbc  
  motorcycles 68 dba 75 dbc loud
  garbage trucks 70 dba 82 dbc  
  police sirens 85 dba 100 dbc very loud
  loud rock concerts 90+ 110+ painful noise
         
  Airport Sounds      
  airplane takeoff 70 dba 77 dbc  
  airplane taxiing 75 dba 85 dbc loud
  engine run-up 80-90 dba 90-98 very loud
         
         
August 2009 Community Noise Log # 1 Time Decibels (DBC) Comments
         
Sat. Aug. 8, engine run-up, 10 minutes 8 pm 84 decibels very loud
Mon. Aug 10 airplane takeoffs 11:40 am 82 dbc loud
Fri.. Aug. 14 plane takeoff 3:55 pm 84  
  helicopter 4:20 pm 80 loud
  ferry horn blast 4:33 pm 84 loud
  airplane warm-up 7 pm 80 loud
  warm-up & takeoff 10:30 pm 78 loud
  engine run-up?   81 loud
Sat. Aug 15 helicopter 2 pm 82 loud
Sun. Aug. 16 4 motorcycles 10:50 am 88 very loud
  plane takeoff 11 am 78  
  plane 2:30 pm 79 loud
  ferry foghorn 2:35 pm 80 loud
  plane 2:40 pm 84 very loud
  ferry foghorn 2:45 pm 84 very loud
  planes   85 very loud
  plane 8:50 pm 75 very loud
  plane   68 loud
  plane 10:05 pm 74 loud
  plane 10 mins 10:18 pm 82 very loud
Mon. Aug. 17 plane 00:30 am 70 loud
  helicopter 11:45 am 82 loud
  plane   78  
  plane   80 loud
Wed. Aug. 19 airplane warm-up for a few minutes 9 pm 75  
  takeoff   78 loud
  helicopter for a few minutes 11:24 pm 73 very loud
Aug. 20 all morning plane preliminary warm-ups (constant)   70-72  
  plane takeoff   77 loud
  plane takeoff warm-ups (1 min every 10m)     very loud
         
         
Oct-Nov 2009 Community Noise Log # 2 Time Decibels (DBC) Comments
         
October 17 small plane 11:25 am 79 decibels loud
  helicopter 11:35 80 dbc  
  plane taxiing lasts a minute 11:40 84  
  Porter plane taking off 11:45 88  
  airplane takeoff 11:52 88  
  helicopter 2:20 pm 80 loud
  small plane 2:22 76  
  ferry horn 2:25 70 loud
  Porter landing 2:28 80 loud
  Porter taxiing 2:44 75 loud
  takeoff 2:46 83  
  takeoff 2:50 83  
  takeoff 2:55 83  
  takeoff 3:05 86  
  takeoff 3:10 80  
  landing 6:20 80  
October 18 takeoff 8:45 am 77  
  takeoff 1:35 pm 81  
         
November 1 plane 9:51 am 78  
  landing 10:05 83  
  landing 10:15 81  
  landing 11 am 77  
  landing 11:21 80  
  small plane taking off 1:40 pm 78  
  Porter takeoff 2:10 80  
  helicopter 2:30 82  
  Porter landing 2:50 78  
  takeoff 2:53 87 very loud
  helicopter 2:55 87  
  landing 2:57 78  
  small plane taking off 2:58 78  
  small plane flying overhead 3 pm 78  
         
November 2 small plane taking off 8:07 am 85  
  Porter landing 8:10 77  
  takeoff 8:15 79  
  landing 8:17 80  
  Porter revving engines 8:20 75 loud
  Porter revving engines 8:40 78 loud
  takeoff 9 am 82  
  takeoff 9:20 78  
  takeoff 9:25 78  
  takeoff 9:30 78  
  landing 10:05 78  
  small plane taking off 10:11 80  
  Porter revving up - lasts a long time 10:12 77 very loud
         
November 5 planelanding 5:15 pm 88 very loud
  landing 7 pm 77  
  landing 7:05 77  
         
November 7 small plane takeoff (wind blowing from S) 9:30 am 79  
  small plane takeoff 10 am 78  
  small plane 10:10 80 loud
  landing 10:15 82  
  takeoff 10:53 82  
  landing 10:57 79  
    12 noon 77  
  takeoff 12:15 82  
  Porter plane on tarmac 12:17 87  
  landing 12:30 87  
  landing 12:35 88 very loud
  landing 1:05 87  
  landing 3 pm 84  
         
November 9 landing 10:45 am 77  
  landing 10:50 78  
  landing 10:51 79  
  Porter plane on tarmac 10:57 81  
  Porter plane on tarmac 11:01 81  
  landing 11:02 71  
  Porter plane on tarmac 11:15 92  
  Porter plane on tarmac 11:40 84  
  Porter plane on tarmac 11:50 90  
  Porter plane on tarmac 11:52 90  
         
November 10 landing 12:50 pm 80  
  landing 1:10 84  
  landing 1:20 78  
  helicopter 1:45 81  
  landing 1:46 78  
         
Nov-Dec. 2009 Community Noise Log # 3 Time Decibels (DBC) Comments
         
Nov 23-09 Plane Take off 7:07 am 85 decibels very loud
  Plane Take off 7:09 am 88 dbc very loud
  Power Run Up, 8min 7:15-23 86 very loud
  Plane take off 7:23 79 loud
  helicopter take off 7:40 79  
  medivac taxiing 7:50 75  
  Plane landing 7:53 77  
  Plane taxiing 7:54 76  
  plane taxiing + Medivac copter run up 7:55 79 loud
  2 planes taxiing 7:56 77  
  plane landing 8:00 82 very loud
  Helicopter run up + 2 planes taxiing   81 loud
  plane take off 8:00 84 very loud
  helicopter run up, more than 20 min 8:10 77 very loud
         
Dec 4-09 engine run up at terminal 1:45 pm 80 loud
  engine run up + plane taxiing 1:46 pm 85 very loud
  Plane taxiing 1:48 77  
  Plane take off 1:49 91 deafening
  plane taxiing 1:49 77  
  engine run up 1:50 87 very loud
  plane land 1:52 76  
  plane take off+ another taxiing 1:55 88 very loud
  Porter Bus 1:56 80 loud
  Engine Run up 1:56 79 loud
  small plane take off 2:00 84 very loud
  plane taxiing 2:01 78  
  plane take off 2:03 87 very loud
  taxi horn 2:05 83 loud
  Car backward signal 2:08 73  
  helicopter flying 2:11 83  
  helicopter land 2:12 84 very loud
  engine run up 2:15 77  
  engine run up 2:18 89 very loud
  Small plane take off 2:20 88 loud
  Traffic + horn 2:29 75  
  small plane taxiing 2:34 88 very loud
  small plane take off 2:36 84 loud
  small plane take off 2:37 83  
  Plane take off 2:38 84 very loud
  Porter Bus 2:40 76  
  Plane take off 2:40 88 deafening
  helicopter run up 2:49 88 very loud
  Plane land 2:50 78  
  Small plane take off 2:50 82 loud
  plane taxiing 2:52 78  
  helicopter taxiing 2:53 82 loud
  Medivac helicopter take off 2:54 82 loud
  Plane landing 2:57 76  
  Plane taxiing 2:57 77  
  small plane land & taxiing 2:59 82 loud
  small plane taxiing 3:01 85 very loud
  small plane take off 3:04 88 deafening
  Plane landing 3:05 83 loud
  2 planes taxiing 3:06 78  
  plane take off 3:06 82 loud
  taxiing 3:09 86 deafening
  Small plan land 3:17 79  
  plane taxiing 3:19 78  
  Ferry Horn 3:20 77  
  plane taxiing 3:21 86 very loud
  plane take off 3:24 86 very loud
  engine run up 3:26 78  
  Plane landing 3:28 85 very loud
  3 planes taxiing 3:32 77  
  small plane take off 3:35 81 loud
  2 planes taxiing 3:36 78  
  plane landing 3:38 78  
  plane take off 3:39 85 very loud
  2 planes taxiing + engine run up 3:40 81 loud
  small plane take off 3:41 76  
  small plane take off 3:42 86 very loud
  plane take off 3:47 79  
  Plane take off 3:52 76  
         
December 2009 Plane taxiing 8:42 pm 83 loud
  Plane taxiing 8:43 82  
  Plane take off 8:44 87 very loud
  plane taxiing 8:48 84  
  Plane land 8:49 86 very loud
  Plane take off 8:52 85 very loud
  small plane take off 8:57 84 very loud
  small plane landing 9:08 83 loud
  Siren 9:12 85 very loud
  Plane landing 9:18 85 very loud
  plane taxiing + Porter bus 9:19 85 very loud
  Plane landing 9:20 84 very loud
  Plane taxiing 9:28 75  
  engine run up 9:29 82 very loud
  Engine run up 9:31 78  
  plane landing 9:34 77  
  plane take off 9:35 87 very loud
  plane taxiing 9:36 76  
  cars landing from ferry 9:38 74  
  Engine run up 9:51 75  
  plane taxiing + helicopter 9:56 79  
  plane taxiing 9:58 77  
  plane take off 9:59 85 very loud
  plane take off 10:04 91 deafening
  plane take off 10:10 82 loud
  plane land 10:12 82 loud
  plane take off 10:25 79  
  Plane take off 10:26 79  
         



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