Opinion

Delta air defence plan doomed to failure

Re: Residents plan to defend their airspace.

What are these folks planning to do?

Are they going to forbid the airliner from passing through their territory? Are they going to erect plane barriers? It gets sillier by the minute.

I live in Sunbury. Planes pass over my house day and night. I suppose I should stand up and protest. For example, JAL’s two weekly flights will have to be cancelled. I can read the markings on the fuselage as they pass over my house.

Darn. The BNSF freight train whistled for the crossing at River Road and Nordel Way. Well, I’ll have to forbid that train. Too bad.

The foghorn near the sawmill sounded last night. I woke up for a minute. Now I’ll forbid it to blow. Ships and tugs may hit the piers of the Alex Fraser Bridge. Does it really matter?

The hovercraft made its way up river last night. Darn them. I woke up for a minute. They will have to stop the rescue service. Does it matter?

The police had a chase down River Road. The siren was wailing. They’ve got to stop that. Is this a defence of my location? Of course not. The various transportation media are there for my ultimate benefit. They move goods and services that I may need.

I ask you as a keen investigator to come over to my house at around 7 p.m. and sit at the entrance of my garage and watch the aircraft for a few hours.

They do not wreak havoc with my life.

Gordon Domeier

Delta

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