Next Question: What's the 'airport influence district' in Aurora?

Next with Kyle Clark. 9/19/2016 9NEWS @ 6.

What's an "airport influence district?"

Next viewer John Gailey wanted to know what the signs surrounding Buckley Air Force Base actually mean.

They read "Entering Buckley AFB Airport Influence District."

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We asked the City of Aurora to explain it.

It's basically for transparency. They want to warn those who are thinking about moving in the area that there will be a lot of loud noises, possible emissions, and a bigger risk for plane crashes, if they decide to live near the base.

The city actually has signs up with warnings for four airports: Buckley Air Force Base, DIA, Centennial Airport and Front Range airport.

When a new home is built in an "airport influence district," builders are actually required to give buyers a notice, so the buyer understands that F-16s may be roaring over their heads at any given time, day or night.

And if you're buying a pre-owned house near an airport, be sure to check the fine print in your title work for any sort of document about living near an airport.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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