But this last week I've been able to do that from my back yard deck. Instead of flying off over Cook Inlet, planes are flying over the Anchorage bowl. LOUDLY! And with the great weather we've been having, I've been spending a lot of time on the deck, which has become our de facto dining room and my office.
They rumble over sometimes minutes apart, sometimes more. It's pretty loud.
So I called the airport to see what's up.
I talked to John Stocker who told me that there is construction work on the north-south runway - things that have to be done every year and in the summer - like painting markings. The noise will continue until June 25, except for Sundays.
I asked what happens during the night (since the noise stops during that time.) Work on the runway is from 7:30am until 7:30 pm.
In any case, until June 25 - another week - we have a steady flow of jets flying over the bowl.