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    What's the world's busiest airport?

    Atlanta's Hartsfield International is said to be the world's busiest airport. And, I can vouch for this, as it seems everyone of those flights fly directly over the top of my house. I live 17-18 miles from the end of the EW runway and planes are taking off, landing or in a holding pattern 24 hours a day 365 days a year. At first the constant jet roar was annoying as all get-out and kept me awake nights, but now I've grown accustomed to their song.

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    On occasions when the airport is shutdown (weather, accident closing a runway for a period, whatever) does the quiet wake you up now?

    I still find it strange I wake up the instant the power goes off, but I can sleep through a fire alarm.

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    I used to live at least 20 miles from RDU, but the airport noise still sounded like a tornado on nights the wind was blowing towards my house. I'm a long way from an airport now, so going home to visit my parents is funny when I heard jet engines powering up. I used to not even notice them. Now I'm getting used to the train whistles as they blow through the road crossing up the street.

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    I grew up on an Air Force Base. So ya..enough said. Lol.

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    Offutt AFB is just down the highway. And oddly enough, I've become accustomed to hearing jets flying over every 15 minutes or so. It's the air show every summer that gets to me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily View Post
    Offutt AFB is just down the highway. And oddly enough, I've become accustomed to hearing jets flying over every 15 minutes or so. It's the air show every summer that gets to me......
    I lived on Offutt AFB for nine years. When the Blue Angels came to town I took everything down. They flew so close you could reach out and touch them.

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    I just love waking up to fighter jets practicing right above my house.

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    Trains couple at the end of my block, when I first moved here I thought it sounded like an angry dinosaur stomping around and now I don't even hear it. Don't get a lot of low overhead planes or helicopters unless there's training excercises going on (once every couple years or so) but the earthquake a few years ago got my attention. It sounded like a low flying jet that got stuck over my house for a minute or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esteda View Post
    Atlanta's Hartsfield International is said to be the world's busiest airport. And, I can vouch for this, as it seems everyone of those flights fly directly over the top of my house. I live 17-18 miles from the end of the EW runway and planes are taking off, landing or in a holding pattern 24 hours a day 365 days a year. At first the constant jet roar was annoying as all get-out and kept me awake nights, but now I've grown accustomed to their song.

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    Where do you live? Im in jonesboro.

    After 9/11, when all the flights were grounded, the loudest thing I have ever heard, was the quiet.
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    O'hare Airport in Chicago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    O'hare Airport in Chicago.
    Negative Ghostrider.

    Hartsfield has beat O hare for the past two years as the worlds busiest airport.
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    Balad AFB in Iraq is the busiest, in terms of flights in and out.
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    Current Claims Based on Volume
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    World's Busiest Airport. (Current) [1]
    Largest number of passengers annually. (19982006)
    Most arrivals and departures annually. (19992000, 20052006).[2]
    Memphis International Airport, Memphis, Tennessee, United States (home of FedEx)
    Most cargo traffic by volume annually. (19932006) [3]
    London Heathrow Airport, Hayes, Greater London, United Kingdom
    World's Busiest International Airport [4].
    Largest number of international passengers annually (2004) [5].
    Set to become the World's Busiest Airport on the completion of terminal 5.[6]

    [edit] Other Current Claims
    Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, United States
    Most originating or terminating (i.e., non-connecting) passengers.
    Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, California, United States
    World's busiest general aviation airport.
    Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    World's busiest single runway airport[7]
    Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
    World's busiest airport on man-made island.
    Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Most international destinations served.
    Silverstone, United Kingdom
    Each year during the British Grand Prix, Silverstone is the world's busiest airport. One aircraft is taking off or landing every 15 seconds.[8]

    [edit] Historical Claims
    Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Held from 1932 until O'Hare took the title in 1962, Midway was the world's busiest airport by passenger and aircraft movements. Before World War II, Chicago Midway was the origin or destination of one in four U.S. airline flights. [9]
    Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Largest number of passengers annually (before 1998)
    Most arrivals and departures annually (before 1998, 20012004).
    Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo, Japan (popularly known as Haneda Airport)
    The world's busiest domestic airport until service to Seoul started. However, it is often overshadowed by Narita International Airport, which serves international passengers flying into Tokyo.
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