I read more than the average bear. ( helps I work in a place that prints newspapers, kills the boredom, I do not write the stories or create them just work in the building) and retain the information.
I find that it is amazing that people move near a busy set of train tracks, or move close to a highway, or near an airport and the first thing they do is complain about the noise. My question is always, was the train tracks there before they moved ( not many new right of ways being made or planned or operational outside of the GO train work in the GTA), even fewer new airports being built or even planned. Highways well they are always doing something to extend or build a new one just not in the Ottawa Valley. So those people had to know ahead of their planned purchase there was noise issue. Do not wake up one morning and presto there is a train yard in your backyard.
A lot of people cannot tell the difference between the Bell 412, the Chinook, the porter turbo prop that flies over on its way to the airport, or the air ambulance helicopter. They see a sign that says Army base in whatever official wording the signage and right away it has to be a military helicopter that makes the noise.
I read a lot about the JTF-2 because there is very little official word and press releases on their work, it is interesting to see what is being said about it in public and compare it to what is written on the SAS, SEALs, Delta, and other special forces teams. Get an idea what they do and how they might operate. Books on the unit are rare, and first hand accounts are even more rare. So anything written on them or about them becomes word porn almost. I like to think I keep fairly current on my current events in the area I live.
There is still at least one chinook, or Bell 412 flight I see or hear over my office area almost weekly, hear helicopter and I must look up. I hear a train horn, I must look. That helicopter is to blame for all helicopter noise in the Ottawa Valley.
There is no better sound than being in Algonquin Park paddling near the Barron Canyon than to hear the sound of helicopter echoing over the canyon. Light show at night. Consider it a private air show over the Petawawa River.