Not seeing a forum for flying, I am putting this here. There is a guy who is planning to develop 43 acres near me for homes and an airstrip. He has already built a 1500 foot north-south strip and is working on a 700 foot east-west strip. He plans to have as many as 20 homes situated on the 43 acre site, occupied by fellow flying enthusiasts. At present there are at least 5 aircraft that fly from what was originally a farmers private landing strip for one plane that was rarely used. The new owner has built a couple of hangars for the planes and is doing a very nice job of making a first class set-up. I can't fault the looks of the place except I thought it was a lot nicer as a hayfield. My question is about noise. The N-S strip ends about 2800 feet from my house, the E-W one about 2500 feet. My home is one of 3 in a wooded triangle of land about 18 acres in size. The trees are about 100 feet tall. The favorite time for these guys to play with their planes coincides with those times of the day/evening when it is best to be outside on the deck or in the yard enjoying the former quiet, eating dinner, watching birds, and so on. When some of the planes pass low overhead, you literally cannot hear conversation from across the picnic table. Most flights are not quite that loud, but they definitely have an adverse impact on my lifestyle with the incessant noise. A lot of the time, I think they're just playing with the engine tune or something since they frequently take off, turn around, and then land again, only to repeat the procedure a bit later. A few days ago, there was about a two hour interval in the evening when there was a big biplane, a single wing craft, and an ultralight buzzing around. . I hate to think of what it will be like around here if all 20 of the planned homes are built and each of those people has a desire to play with their airplane on the same evening. We have no zoning, which is part of the problem. From what I can find, planes are supposed to be at least 1000 feet above obstacles and residences except when taking off and landing. I would guess these guys are typically less than 500 above the ground, not to mention the trees when they pass overhead. What distance from the end of the strip is considered to be the approach path? Are there noise restrictions on planes? Most of the ones that operate there now don't have mufflers. I talked to the guys the other day and asked them to please avoid overflying my home and they seemed to think they could do that, but I suspect this is going to be an ongoing problem. I asked about mufflers and got evasive answers. Are all planes able to run mufflers, or does it dangerously impact performance of the engines? One biplane in particular is extremely loud. Any insight you can give me about where to look for more information or enforcement would be greatly appreciated. Oh yeah, my elevation here is 1100 feet more or less.