You can argue that Adelaide airport should be moved (although I would disagree) but moving Adelaide Airport and Parafield to the salt pans doesn't make any sense.rev wrote:Over North Adelaide correct?monotonehell wrote:The direction of incoming and outgoing flights depends on the prevailing wind conditions. Some days they take off toward the hills and come in via the gulf, most days the opposite.rhino wrote: Why? Most aircraft, whenever I have flown out of Adelaide, take off over the gulf. If an aircraft is taking off towards the northeast, and encounters engine trouble, I assume it has to get out of the way of any incoming aircraft, but why not veer north, rather than towards the city? I'm not doubting what Paul is saying, I'm curious.
I used to work in the Telstra building, and some days they did fly very close.
I still don't see how that should affect the southern half of the CBD.
This proposed building and revised height/floors, will not be in the path of planes.
You have north adelaide/flight path, existing tallest buildings, then this proposal.
I once posted an example from America, which had taller buildings, with a flight path from a much busier airport, running practically parallel to their skyline.
The southern half of the CBD is where development should be focused, with or without flight path issues elsewhere.
I've held this view for a while, and I still hold it. The airport & parafield need to be relocated to the salt pans. It is surrounded mostly by industrial sites, and mangroves/torrens island. Aircraft noise will be minimal to residential.
But it's never going to happen because of shortsightedness.
Edinburgh is just next door to the salt pans/Parafield, which gives lots of restrictions on flight paths. Not to mention that if you are moving Adelaide Airport there you may as well eliminate Parafield Airport entirely since it would lose the things that make it a good training airfield.
edit: The unfortunate truth for Adelaide is that we don't need the airspace above the CBD for building yet. We have a large sprawling city and suburbs with low density. While most of us on here would like to see large developments there isn't much pressure for them even without height restrictions.