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Airport noise at GCBC?

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Airport noise at GCBC?

from everything I read GCBC sounds great. but it looks like it is near an airport. is there noise? how close is it?

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1. Re: Airport noise at GCBC?

That's a very small airport with not very much air traffic. Planes are also small. Not really an issue.

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2. Re: Airport noise at GCBC?

Only a few prop commuter and private planes each day. No jets. Also, the usual flight pattern is west to east. They approach over Grand Case and take off towards Orient.

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3. Re: Airport noise at GCBC?

The airport is close (walkable distance) but as mentioned - the noise is very minimal since the planes aren't big at all. The airport is pretty small too - you'll barely see it as you drive by it. Honestly, I think I have noticed planes landing only a handful of times in all my stays at GCBC.

Last summer I was at Calmos Cafe (in Grand Case on the beach) in the late afternoon and one plane came down low enough for me to get a good picture of it as it approached the runway. Not as exciting as being at the main airport and seeing jets, but still cool.

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4. Re: Airport noise at GCBC?

Like most of the French side, the airport is very laid back. Most of the planes give you the feeling of an old Robert Mitchum movie. Have Fun

ps I am very partial to gcbc and the French side! Cannot wait for our June trip

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5. Re: Airport noise at GCBC?

PPS as to the Calmos, a great place to hang for a while.

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6. Re: Airport noise at GCBC?

We have stayed at the GCBC for ten years. We've never heard any bothersome noise. We see some small planes but there is no noise. I believe the airport provides small puddle jumper flights to St Bart, Anquilla and other islands close by.

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