Blog Editor’s Note: This problem impacted aircraft within 25 miles of the Wilmington, NC airport and had been documented since May 2020.
This long standing problem was finally resolved due to the persistence of the airport ‘s highly dedicated pilots association. They worked with the Airline Pilots Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the National Business Aviation Association, their local congressman, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Federal Communications Commission to find the source of the problem.
After several attempts over the course of three months, the FCC and the FAA finally located the problem as coming from the local sewage treatment plant.
Good thing it wasn’t a bad guy trying to not get caught.