Every year I invite everyone to stop by Pioneer Airport and get the best view in the house of AirVenture from one of the three beautiful Bell47's we give rides in. Price was $45.00 per person this past OSH. Not sure for next year.
I also invite the noise complainers to stop by for a ride. A new perspective on a noisy irritant might just be the medicine to cure that throaty whine :-) Yes, we do make noise with those flingwings! We fly around 3000 pax give or take a few hundred every year so there are around 1500+ flight operations just from the three noisy helos. We have a very specific "box" we must remain in (and everyone else except the occasional Zepplin or Blimp SHOULD remain out of!) which restricts our flight paths. If you don't like helo noise I'd recommend you do not camp on the north end of Shuler(sp?) as we will be going over your site 1500 times or more during the week. I flew Huey's for four years in West Berlin and was known as "The King of Whop". I could make that main rotor system sing so you could hear me coming five miles out. Over there it was known as "The Sound Of FREEDOM". If I had a Huey at Osh I could rattle the windows in your RV :-) and carry eight pax at a time!
Some folks noise is others music! I can't believe they let all those noisy airplanes fly all week. What do they think this is, an airshow?
Rant Off :-)