Departures are the loudest phase of flight, due to the aircraft engines being at their highest power. This can be offset with the aircraft’s ability to climb quickly. If your potential home is in a common departure path, it is important for you to weigh the pros and cons of aircraft noise during departure.
When an aircraft is departing, the aircraft is able to gain altitude quickly. These higher aircraft are less noisy and tend to be less bothersome farther away from the airport. Departing aircraft also have much more flexibility in direction of flight after take-off. This means departing aircraft may be observed over a wider area, but also means pilots are better able to follow the Airport’s recommended noise abatement procedures.