2017 / 9 / 1 _ „finest“ military air terror above UNESCO World Heritage site Müritz / Serrahn – and further formerly quiet landscapes of Germany´s north east – continues

Bundeswehr chose to pollute eastern and western sectors in the southern and central parts of secretly activated military air pollution zone ED-R 401 MVPA NE on Sep 1st 2017, too. Fighter jets in all altitudes, with an emphasis on noise-intense altitudes of around 3000m, with low level flights intermixed, polluted formerly quiet and tranquil natural habitat zones of north east Germany. Affected areas included UNESCO World Heritage Site Müritz / Serrahn, as well as protected areas, such as Stechlin-Ruppin, the greater Müritz region, with the Müritz National Park at its heart, the eastern Mecklenburg Lakes region and the northern Brandenburg Lakes region, with many towns and viallges affected by agonzing military flight noise. As usual, international passenger airliners were sent right across and through active military training sectors, as is a standalone-feature of ED-R 401 MVPA  NE.

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Bundeswehr Kampfjets verseuchen auch heute wieder routinemäßig Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Brandenburg mit anhaltendem, wiederkehrenden militärischen Flächenlärm, Treibstoffnebel und Abgaswolken. In der ersten militärischen Lärmwelle des Tages waren die östlichen und westlichen Sektoren im Süden und in der Mitte der im Herbst 2013 heimlich aktivierten militärischen Fluglärmzone ED-R 401 MVPA NE „dran“. Militärische Flugmanöver in allen Flughöhen, inklusive Tiefflügen, wurden über ökologisch ehemals wertvollen und geschützten Habitat-Zonen, wie dem UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Müritz / Serrahn, den dem Müritz Nationalpark, den „Luftkurorten“ Plau amd See und Krakow am See, den nördlichen Brandenburger Seenlandschaften sowie der östlichen Mecklenburger Seenplatte ausgeführt.

Die Spitze des militärischen Eisberges, Runde 1 vom 1.9.2017:

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Open Complaint: CAF usage of ED-R 401 MVPA NE, CAF-induced military pollution by exhaust and noise across n/e Germany

Dear Madam or Sir,

As a citizen-driven „emergency-information and monitoring project“ onED-R 401 MVPA NE, we run observations and are building something like alog of the increasing military air training terror that has been on therise throughout north east Germany, ever since the secretive activationof routine military air training within the military air training zoneED-R 401 MVPA NE. I trust the Canadian Airforce is aware of the uniquecharacter of the above zone, of features, such as the mixture of civiland military aviation, the lack of rudimentary transparency tools, suchas the Web AUP, still active for the rest of military air training zonesthroughout Germany.

I would like to complain, on behalf of everybody contributing to thiswebsite (edr401mvpa.wordpress.com), about the participation of theCanadian Airforce in nightly and daily military air noise raids acrossall regions and areas affected by the secretive military air trainingzone ED-R 401 MVPA NE. In particular, I would like to complain about theCanadian Airforces Skyhawk 1 and 2 aircraft, being routiney the lowestaircraft flying around in ED-R 401 MVPA NE, when participating intraining sessions. Today, on Aug 22nd 2017, SKYHK1 & 2 could be seenflying routinely at or even below the official threshold of 3000m thatis supposedly valid for ED-R 401 MVPA NE. In particular, the two aboveaircraft polluted a specifically sensitive natural habitat zone, theNationalpark Vorpommernsche Boddenlandschaft, affecting summer holidayhotspots and natural recreation areas, such as the car-free Balticisland of Hiddensee and also Rügen, including Stralsund city and manyother places along the Baltic Sea coastline. SKYHWK1 & 2 have also beenobserved in last weeks nightly riads that stretched out to midnight,spoiling and ruining the very few warm summer nights that residents ofthis area can enjoy. Thunder and rumble of military aircraft filled thesky above north east Germany.Being a EU citizen myself, I feel obliged and entitled to complain withEU-coalition Air Forces directly, that are being observed utilizing thesecretive military air training zone ED-R 401 MVPA NE. Please understandthat this website is operating under Pseudonyms only.

ED-R 401 MVPA NE had been secretly activated for routine military airtraining in autumn 2013.

At the time, huge parts of north east Germany, successfullyde-militarized after the fall of the Wall in 1989 (a great achievementof the East German oppositional movement!), strongly protected byvarious levels of natural habitat protection schemes, with a strongeconomical branch of eco-tourism developing, were suddenly turned into a„military core area“ (Bundeswehr speech). And nobody knew about it!Nobody knows about it, up until today! The zone affects EU naturalhabitat zone, National Parks and even UNESCO Natural World HeritageSites, such as Müritz/Serrahn! Is the Canadian Government aware of this?

Is the Canadian Airforce aware of its attribution to the large scalemilitarization of previously quiet and tranquil areas of the north eastof Germany? Is the Canadian Airforce aware of the fact that the usedzone had been established and activated in secrecy?

The recent nightly military training sessions in low altitude terrorizedresidents and visitors, spoiled the few warm summer nights that are tobe enjoyed up north and added to the daily terror of military airtraining noise by Bundeswehr and others.

By the way: Candians are fond visitors to the natural regions of northeast Germany. International visitors are seeking nature-experience,silence and and quietness at night, relaxation, not fighterjets in theskies, up until midnight.

I am lost as to why the Candian Airforce feels the pressing urge topollute one of the last few natural areas of central Europe, sending inextra loud Skyhawk aircraft in the noise-intense altitude band andfighterjets in low level flight exercises above densely populated areas.

Right in the middle of the night. And during day time.

I request that the Canadian Airforce halts the use of the undemocraticmilitary air training zone, that had been imposed upon the residents ofnorth east Germany secretly, in autumn of 2013.

For detailed information on how this zones looks like for affectedcitizen, please refer to the in-depth documentation on this secretivemilitary zone at https://edr401mvpa.wordpress.com . The text is inGerman, but I trust you will be able to have it translated correctly(And if you do – I would be pleased if you were able to make a copy ofthe english translation available to the public!).

I would kindly like to request a full review on whether the lack ofdemocratic standards of transparency and participation of citizenbeforehand of the activation of such a zone meets the moral standards ofthe Canadian government and Canadian standards of citizen participation– that I hope the Canadian Airforce is out to protect.I would, on behalf of citizens seeking advice and information onunexplained military noise throughout their home-regions, suggest thatthe Canadian Airforce does not participate in a questionable quest byBundeswehr to militarize even the last remaining parts of the countrythat have, so far, not been part of rampaging militarisation.

I am sure that most citizen here do not even know that the the CanadianAirforce is partaking and adding to the military noise in ED-R 401 MVPANE. Most of these unkowing citizen would probably be surprised to findthe Canadian Airforce supporting an undemocratic military air training

zone above their homes, militarising their everyday lifes.

This is because there has been no information whatsoever on the recentnightly noise sessions by military aircraft above the Mecklenburg-Lakesregion, the islands of Hiddensee and Rügen, the Brandenburg Lakesregion, the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites affected by youraircrafts noise and exhaust pollution.

I am sure this is below Candian standards of transparency. I am sureCanada would not impose a zone like ED-R 401 MVPA NE – and use itaccordingly – on its own citizen. I am sure Canada would not sacrificeits natural national treasures, such as Banff or similar, turning theminto routine military air training noise zones.

Thank you for your consideration. I am looking forward to your reply.

kind regards,

Ed Itor (Pseudonym)

Follow Up on the Open Complaint to the Netherlands Airforce | Antwort der Niederländischen Luftwaffe auf unsere offene Beschwerde

Dieser Artikel ergänzt den Originalartikel vom 17.8.2017 | This article is a follow-up on: Open Complaint to the Royal Dutch Airforce

noreply@informatierijksoverheid.nl
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:32:27 +0200

Dear Mr Itor,

Thank you for your e-mail in which you say that you are involved in a citizen driven information project. You have a complaint about aerial nightly military pollution above North East Germany.

The Public Information Service of the Dutch government only provides general information on legislation and regulations of the Dutch government. You can sign in your complaint about noise from military aircrafts to the ministry of Defense. This can be done through the online complaint form. You will find the link to the form below.

https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/klachten-en-schadeclaims/inhoud/geluidsoverlast/klachtenformulier (https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/klachten-en-schadeclaims/inhoud/geluidsoverlast/klachtenformulier)

Kind regards,

xxx
Public Information Service, Government of the Netherlands

 

And so I did. I sent the complaint to the suggested address. Here is what I got in reply:

NoReply.BGZR@mindef.nl:
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:21:59 +0000

> Sir,
> You have to address your complaint to the noise abatement office in Germany. Germany is not our airspace.
> Kind regards

Aha. I thought this wasn´t quite correct, so I replied:

 

Hello Mr or Mrs ***

thank you for your swift response.

I am referring to your answer „Re: Vliegactiviteiten van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht“ of Aug 22.8.2017, 19:11 CEST., curiously coming from NoReply.BGZR@mindef.nl – thus making it impossible for me to reply by e-mail.

This is an open complaint. I will publish this complaint at the mentioned website, as it contains relevant and important information for affected non-informed citizen throughout the ED-R 401 zone that the Netherlands Airforce has reportedly been using recently. When I speak of „we“, I am referring to those citizen who have been actively contributing to building an information and knowledge pool on ED-R 401 MVPA NE, information that is being denied and blocked by Bundeswehr itself. This renders true for the noise abatement office in Germany, too.

I understand you want to operate on a no-name-basis, as we operate on a pseudonym basis. Fair enough.

We would have expected the Dutch standards to be a bit above the robust, intransparent ones demonstrated and cultivated by Bundeswehr and german military personel and politicians. Your answer confirms our suspicion that concerns by affected EU citizen are not being met in an acceptable form – but rather by brush-offs and „looping“ re-directs. That is very disappointing – and doesn´t shed a good light on the state of affairs as far as transparency on an issue like the one discussed here is concerned.

Let me just express our suprise that, apparently, the Netherlands Airforce does not decide on its own on whether to fly around all across north east Germany, in the middle of the night and at what altitudes (noise)? Is the Netherlands Airforce aware of that it actually did use ED-R 401 MVPA NE, as outlined in our original e-mail complaint to the Dutch Government? Or has the Dutch Airforce never even used ED-R 401 MVPA NE – the reports in local newspapers actually being incorrect – or fake news? If this should be the case, please ignore our question and complaint.

Since we believe this not being true (that you do not know about your own operations), it appears you did not read our request and our questions. Could we kindly request a full answer to our valid questions?

Please note that I was pointed to you by the Public Information Service, Government of the Netherlands. Many of the affected citizen here have already contacted the relevant german authorities. To no avail. If we were to complain about Dutch fighter jets with the Bundeswehr, they would send us to you – denying responsibility for Dutch fighter planes. I am sure you will see being the most likely outcome, if we were to follow your redirection.

Please consider the information needs of EU citizen, affected by the noise that the Dutch fighter jets emit when flying across north east Germany. Certainly, affected citizen will welcome a break from Bundeswehr-like secrecy and intransparency. The Netherlands could lead the way, setting the standards. Just as you do in your own country, known for a high level of government transparency. Thank you.

Kind regards,
Ed Itor (Pseudonym)

 

 

Open Complaint to the Royal Dutch Airforce | Offene Beschwerde an die niederländische Regierung

On behalf of all the people writing to this website, stating concern and questions as to the ever extending militarization of formerly quiet and tranquil natural habitat zones and the north east of Germany in general, this website submitted a complaint to the Dutch government, re the participation of Dutch military F-16 fighter jets in last weeks aerial nightly military noise bombardments all across ED-R 401 MVPA NE, right up until midnight – using their contact form. You can do the same: https://www.government.nl/contact/contact-form

If you would like to sign this complaint, please do so, by using the comment-function below this article.

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Im Folgenden eine offene Beschwerde an die niederländische Regierung, die letztwöchentliche nächtliche militärische Verlärmung von halb Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Nordbrandenburg betreffend. Die Beschwerde ergeht im Namen der vielen Menschen, die sich an diese Website wenden, in einem Versuch, Informationen zu den sich immer weiter ausweitenden militärischen Luftkriegsmanövern im Nordosten Deutschlands zu erhalten, sich darüber zu beschweren, zu fragen, was sie „machen“ können, mit der Bitte um Aufnahme in Verteiler und zur Vernetzung.

Wenn Sie diese Beschwerde unterstützen, können Sie das tun: Äußern Sie sich sinngemäß, indem Sie die Kommentarfunktion zu diesem Artikel nutzen (unter dem Text).

19.8.2017: OPEN COMPLAINT TO THE ROYAL DUTCH AIRFORCE, re the participation of the Royal Dutch Airforce in nightly military air noise raids all across north east Germany, by use of ED-R 401 MVPA NE, in August 2017

Dear Madam or Sir,

As a citizen-driven „emergency-information and monitoring project“ on ED-R 401 MVPA NE, we run observations and are building something like a log of the increasing military air training terror that has been on the rise throughout north east Germany, ever since the secretive activation of routine military air training within the military air training zone ED-R 401 MVPA NE. I trust the Royal Dutch Airforce is aware of the unique character of the above zone, of features, such as the mixture of civil and military aviation, the lack of rudimentary transparency tools, such as the Web AUP, still active for the rest of military air training zones throughout Germany.

I would like to complain, on behalf of everybody contributing to this website (edr401mvpa.wordpress,com), about the participation of the Royal Dutch Airforce in nightly military air noise raids across all regions and areas affected by the secretive military air training zone ED-R 401 MVPA NE.
Being a EU citizen myself, I feel obliged and entitled to complain with EU Air Forces directly, that are being observed utilizing the secretive military air training zone ED-R 401 MVPA NE. Please understand that this website is operating under Pseudonyms only.

ED-R 401 MVPA NE had been secretly activated for routine military air training in autumn 2013.

At the time, huge parts of north east Germany, successfully de-militarized after the fall of the wall in 1989, heavily protected by various levels of natural habitat protection schemes, with a strong economical branch of eco-tourism developing, were suddenly turned into a „military core area“ (Bundeswehr speech). And nobody knew about it! Nobody knows about it, up until today! The zone affects EU natural habitat zone, National Parks and even UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites, such as Müritz/Serrahn!

Is the Royal Dutch Airforce aware of its attribution to the large scale militarization of previously quiet and tranquil areas of the north east of Germany? Is the Royal Dutch Airforce aware of the fact that the used zone had been established and activated in secrecy?

The recent nightly military training sessions in low altitude terrorized residents and visitors, spoiled the few warm summer nights that are to be enjoyed up north and added to the daily terror of military air training noise by Bundeswehr and others.

By the way: A large portion of visitors to the natural regions of north east Germany come from the Netherlands. International visitors are seeking nature-experience, silence and and quietness at night, relaxation, not fighterjets in the skies, up until midnight.

I am lost as to why the Royal Dutch Airforce feels the pressing urge to pollute one of the last few natural areas of central Europe, sending in F-16 fighterjets in low level flight exercises above densely populated areas. Right in the middle of the night.

I request that the Royal Dutch Airforce halts the use of the undemocratic military air training zone, that had been imposed upon the residents of north east Germany secretly, in autumn of 2013.

For detailed information on how this zones looks like for affected citizen, please refer to the in-depth documentation on this secretive military zone at https://edr401mvpa.wordpress.com . The text is in German, but I trust you will be able to have it translated correctly (and if you do – I would be pleased if you were able to make a copy of the dutch translation available to the public).

I would kindly like to request a full review on whether the lack of democratic standards of transparency and participation of citizen beforehand of the activation of such a zone meets the moral standards of the Dutch government and the EU standards of citizen participation – that I hope the Royal Dutch Airforce is out to protect.
I would, on behalf of citizens seeking advice and information on unexplained military noise throughout their home-regions, suggest that the Royal Dutch Airforce does not participate in a questionable quest by Bundeswehr to militarize even the last remaining parts of the country that have, so far, not been part of rampaging militarisation.

I am sure that most citizen here do not even know that the Royal Dutch Airforce is partaking and adding to the military noise in ED-R 401 MVPA NE.
This is because there has been no information whatsoever on the recent nightly noise sessions by military aircraft above the Mecklenburg-Lakes region, the islands of Hiddensee and Rügen, the Brandenburg Lakes region, the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites affected by your aircrafts noise and exhaust pollution.

I am sure this is below Dutch standards of transparency. I am sure the Netherlands would not impose a zone like ED-R 401 MVPA NE – and use it accordingly – on its own citizen.

Thank you for your consideration. I am looking forward to your reply.

kind regards,
Ed Itor (Pseudonym)

Working the Backlog! Nachreichung: 17.8.2017 – aus der Sicht eines Landschaftsökologen aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern | A landscape-ecologist expert voices concerns for protected rare species, endangered by raging militarisation of north east Germany

“ (…) habe gerade die Seite entdeckt bei der Recherche nach den aktuellen Geschehnissen. Utopische Vorstellung darüber was in der Presse zu finden, aber Eure Seite macht Mut. Komme gerade aus Greifswald wo letzte Nacht um Mitternacht mindestens acht Flugzeuge an einer größeren Übung teilgenommen haben, teilweise sehr hell und auffallend blinkend. Allerdings waren die Flugzeuge kaum zu hören, weil sie sehr langsam und anscheinend auch sehr hoch flogen. Gleiches Bild heute Abend am Malchiner See nördlich von Waren, diesmal allerdings ziemlich laute Übungen, mindestens vier blinkende Flugzeuge und wohl auch Eurofighter in der Luft. Bis jetzt, 23:15 Uhr immer noch ordentliches grollen am Himmel.

Als Landschaftsökologe mit Blick auf die Vogelwelt sind die immer krasseren Übungen in den Kernzonen der letzten deutschen Schreiadlerreproduktionsräume schon akut fragwürdig. Aber solch offensichtliche Nachteinsätze ein völlig neues Format, in meiner Erkenntnis.

Gibt es Wissen zu den massiven Übungen ?

Bin ziemlich viel im Land unterwegs und zu oft mit kopfschüttelndem Blick in den Himmel, (…)“

“ (…) vor einer Stunde drei Eurofighter im Verband gefolgt von weiteren zwei. (…)

So weit ich weiß haben weder NABU noch BUND in M-V je eine Stellungnahme zum Thema initiiert, (…) Wäre durchaus interessant die Auswirkungen, vor allem auf die Avifauna, mal näher zu beleuchten. Vor allem die extrem seltenen und störungsempfindlichen Arten wie Schreiadler und Schwarzstorch könnten evtl. mit Brutplatzaufgabe reagieren, wenn sie im Frühjahr zur Reviergründung durch Tiefflüge oder ähnliche Kampfjet-exzesse gestört werden.

(…)

Meiner Meinung ist es an der Zeit das sich die Naturschutzverbände mal mit der Thematik auseinander setzen.“

Diese Sorgen teilt die Redaktion! Wir fragen uns, wie es kommt, dass bis heute kein Naturschutzverband überhaupt mal Stellung bezieht – geschweige denn etwas zum Schutz der geschützten Naturlandschaften unternimmt, die seit vier Jahren zusehends in eine militärische Lärmmüllkippe verwandelt werden.

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This is an excerpt of a text in German.

A german landscape-ecologist warns of dangers to endangered species throughout the north east of Germany, triggered by daily and nightly extreme military air training, unfolding above huge parts of north east Germany´s protected and formerly de-militarized and tranquil natural landscapes, such as the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site Müritz/Serrahn.

The ecologist states they were lucky to find this website – which finally explained the extreme nightly buildups of aerial fighter jet noise pollution, stretching right out well past midnight, in some instances. Nightly mass-military-training populated areas of north east Germany have been observed throughout the last few days. The training had not been announced and only afterwards, some local papers explained a tiny fraction of the aerial exercises – upon, apparently, a whole lot of readers seeking information.

Working the Backlog! Nachreichung: 10.8.2017 – The Sound of Rheinsberg/Zechlin

Wir fangen mit einer aktuell eingesandten Audio-Aufnahme aus Rheinsberg/Zechlin an: Passend zur Siesta konnte ein/e Leser/in dieser Website folgende interessante Aufnahme der regionalen Vogelwelt in einem Ortsteil von Rheinsberg, Ostprignitz-Ruppin, aufnehmen. Der Aufnahmeort befinet sich in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft des sog. Bombodroms Wittstocker Heide. Der Soundschnipsel besitzt ein paar Sekunden Stille am Anfang, lassen Sie ihn einfach laufen – und stellen Sie die Lautstärke nicht zu hoch… ! Die Beschreibung zur Aufnahme finden Sie auch auf der Soundcloud-Seite

Dieser Soundschnipsel gehört zum entsprechenden Protokolleintrag vom 10.8.2017: http://wp.me/p8nobf-1hM

Wer den Soundcloud Player hier nicht sieht, kann die Audiodatei unter folgendem Link anhören: https://soundcloud.com/ed-r-401-mvpa-northeast/eurofighter-edr-401-mvpa-ne-rheinsberg-2017-08-10

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We are starting to kill the backlog by adding a recently submitted soundbite to the collection. It reproduces a midday fly over of a fighter jet in the formerly tranquil town of Rheinsberg, in the Zechlin Lakes area, northern Brandenburg, north of Berlin. The sound snippet has a few seconds of silence at its beginning, so just let it run – but don´t turn up the volume too much just yet…!

This sound snippet relates to the report, dated August 10th 2017: http://wp.me/p8nobf-1hM

If you can´t see Soundclouds audio player above the English text, you can listen to the audio file here: https://soundcloud.com/ed-r-401-mvpa-northeast/eurofighter-edr-401-mvpa-ne-rheinsberg-2017-08-10

2.8.2017: At least two rounds of heavy military air training noise by Eurofighter Typhoon and Tornado fighter jets poison the Mecklenburg Lakes and the Brandenburg Lakes

On August 2nd 2017, heavy military air noise polluted all of the so called BASIC sectors, military lingo for „military core zone“, of secretly and undemocratically established and activated military air training zone ED-R 401 MVPA NE.

Fight jet noise blanketed the entire Mecklenburg Lakes region on at least two occasions, each one ongoing for over an hour. That´s two hours of military air noise above formerly tranquil, quiet and demilitarised regions of north east Germany – on a routinely basis.

Virtual radar glimpses of flight and noise patterns of todays rampaging fighter jets above north east Germany speak volumes:

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