At the Lachute airport, Lachute Aviation does its best to keep noise pollution to a minimum for the residents of the city of Lachute.
Depending on the direction of the wind, planes take off into the wind, using either Runway 10 or Runway 28. When Runway 10 is in use, planes take off towards the East and turn before the highschool and follow the North River to avoid noise sensitive areas. When Runway 28 is in use, planes take off towards the West and continue in a straight line on their initial climb until they are clear of the housing developments.
See below the images of Runway 10 and Runway 28 with the zones to be avoided highlighted in red.
HOW TO IDENTIFY A PLANE
Did you know that each plane has a unique 5 letter registration? Canadian planes all start with a C- or a CF- followed by a sequence of letters known as the planes call sign. It is possible on some planes to see the call sign underneath the wings or otherwise on the rear of the fuselage, as pictured below on our Cessna 152 Aerobat C-GRHT.
Private planes can have either a single engine or two engines known as a multi or twin engine. See below.
Have a concern about a plane over Lachute and were able to identify the call letters and whether it is a single or twin engine? Contact your local city counsellor or airport manager.
A single engine will have the engine on the front of the plane with the propeller in front.
A twin engine will have two engines, one on each side of the plane with a propeller in front of each engine.