For most people, the sight of a military jet is enough to make them open their mouths in awe as the multi-million-pound machines fly overhead at Mach 1.
But not everybody shares the same sentiment when it comes to military pilots practising their craft over the skies of North Norfolk.
A local resident started up a page called: ‘Stop the jets flying over us’ after they became increasingly frustrated over the noise being generated by the incredible machines.
In an introductory post, the admin of the page said:
“This is a new page based in North Norfolk where we are plagued by military jets flying over us every day during the week both high level and low level.
“For some people, the noise does not bother them. However, there are 100’s if not 1000’s of people who are sick and tired of the noise, disturbance and distress it causes us.
“I am setting this up in order to try and resolve the problem and get enough people on board to make suggestions, write to local MP’s and counsellors, write to the MOD and kick up enough of a fuss so that we can actually stop this.
“The MOD are [sic] a law unto themselves, however with enough public pressure we can stop this…they are civil servants, and we pay for them so they should be doing what we want them to do, not what they want to do without consideration for anyone.
“If you have had enough, this page will give some hope and methods to be a thorn in their side and the more of us there are, the bigger the thorn until they start to take notice…please share this page to anyone you think will appreciate it…Thank you”.
The page has thus far managed to attract 124 followers which probably won’t be enough to convince the Ministry of Defence that the noise generated by the jets is more important than our national security.
It has also attracted a mixed bag of reviews. Dafyn Jones said:
“You colossal melt. Airbases have been in Norfolk since WW2, yet you move to the area wanting your rural idyll free of aircraft noise!!”
Nigel Lowe added:
“Seems the page has successfully made itself made itself the most ridiculous page on Fb…… Wonder if there’s an award for that…..
“Maybe we could ask for a flypast from the lightening II’s from Marham with a follow up from some eagles, just warms the cockles of me old heart thinking about it”.
If you are a military plane enthusiast, then worry not as I doubt that flying operations in the area concerned will be stopped anytime soon.