Bald Knob is NE and I grew up due south of there about 40 miles. ENE of LRAFB puts you on the White River in Des Arc. If you're ever over that way, try Dondie's White River Princess for dinner. Catfish, shrimp, crawfish, and chicken buffet. If you're near DeValls Bluff, stop in at Craig's BBQ on US70. Take the mild sauce unless you like lit rocket fuel in your mouth. lol
I grew up near LRAFB, about 30 miles ENE, and the noise we had from there was the B-58 Hustlers sonic booms on a near daily basis. Wonder how she would have described that noise? That's was a real low-level window rattler.
In Iraq my hootch was about 600 yds from the center of the runway. I got so used to the F-16 flight of 2 taking off every couple of hours in full AB that eventually the only thing that woke me up was the mortar attack sirens. LOL
It's laughable to hear most civilians talk about military aircarft. In the mid-1980s there were public hearings in Camarillo, CA on moving the 146th Air National Guard unit from Van Nuys, CA (San Fernando Valley) to NAS Point Mugu, CA (Oxnard Plain coast). Camarillo is along Point Mugu's Runway 21 line up but is 12 miles from the base. Camarillo is where the Oxnard AFB was back in the 60's for the really "experienced" people.
One gentleman at the meeting kept making reference to the increased noise he would have to endure at his house (15 miles away) by those noisy C-130s on approach. Finally, one of the F-14 Grumman mechanics from NAS Point Mugu (Pacific Missile Testing Center back then) stood up and asked him, "Sir, do you even know what a C-130 is?" His reply, "I don't have to know anything about it other than it has 4 big, noisy jet engines on it."
Ok, turbo-props are "jet" engines, but I'd rather have C-130s flying over my house than BUFFs any day of the week. Wonder if