One of the things I learned 40+ years ago, when almost the only airline flying into San Diego International Airport was PSA, that the planes stopped taking off at 11:30 pm and didn’t begin again until 6:30am.
Planes continued to land at all hours, but usually from East to West, and only under severe weather conditions did they land from the Ocean eastward. The noise was minimal at night; loud and intrusive during the day.
Until recently. It almost appears that there is a heliport only blocks from the house, because nightly there are any number of helicopters that fly over the house at all hours of the late night and early morning. Helicopters that are loud; noise polluters; and wake people from deep as well as fitful sleep.
So…what are they doing here? Why are they flying over the house to go to the ocean? Where did they come from? What are they looking for? And why must they fly over the area at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00am?
In checking with the Airport Noise Control, I was told that these helicopters are coming from North Island. If that is so, then the question again arises: why are they coming over land?
Anyone have any answers?