SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California Capital Airshow brought hundreds of people to Mather Airport in Sacramento to see the US Air Force Thunderbirds and a variety of other air performers. For one viewer though, the Airshow brought a lot of noise and fear to her dog.

Barbara Hina-Vergara asked us:

“CBS13, I have a serious question. When the air shows are going on, aren’t they supposed to NOT fly them near residential houses?? I’m literally here at home trying to keep my 135 pound German Shepherd dog from hurting herself from the noise of the jets flying over our houses. They fly over about every 20 minutes. It’s literally shaking our houses!! Several neighbors have come out of their houses thinking something has happened. Can you please tell me if there’s a law or something on this?”

CBS13 got in touch with the spokesperson for the California Capital Airshow. We were told:

“The airshow follows careful steps to receive permission from the FAA to fly within a certain radius of the show. There are many restrictions that we follow for air and crowd safety and we pride ourselves on only having the best in the business who also follow adhere to these regulations. Unfortunately, jets are loud and the show lasts about four hours, so it can certainly inconvenience people for the three days that include a practice day and two shows. But please note, as I said, that we are very carefully monitored by the FAA and are not breaking any laws or ordinances.”

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Comments (3)
  1. You choose to live close to an airport… AND THEN complain about aircraft noise???

    1. Chels Kingsley says:

      We don’t live near an airport, Frank, and we have the same problem every September. Hell, we probably don’t live near Barbara, who wrote the complaint, that’s how wide encompassing a problem this is. This isn’t “aircraft” noise from an airport, it’s F-16 jets rattling the windows, shaking the walls, and causing anxiety to both pets and the veterans in the neighborhood. The same people who ask us not to blow off fireworks to cut down on pet anxiety and PTSD relapses are now being insulted by the military they served by having military jets and bombers fly over head for 3 to 4 days for hour long segments. This is a residential neighborhood. On top of all the aforementioned issues, we’re worried about all the airshow disasters that have happened in the past. What happens when one of the fighter jets has a failure showing off over the house? And to correct this article, they may state they are practicing for two days but it’s more like they’re showing off as advertisement. It’s intentionally as loud as it can be.

      1. William Goll says:

        Hey Chels…Chell out! It is one weekend a year so hardly an ongoing issue. How about going out and checking out the planes? They are incredible! I wish I had amazing aircraft flying over my house once a year. I would pull up a lawn chair in my yard and have a party while watching them. If they are SO horrific for you then why dont you take your family and head to the wine country for a day. Given your sensitive nature I am guessing a drink might do you some good.

        Showing off for advertisement? Welll…YES THEY ARE! It is a freaking air show! Get over yourself and get a grip. The world is not made to make you happy every single moment of your life.

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