One of the things you notice in a small town where there isn't much noise is what noise there is. In addition to overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Homer Spit and part of the Kenai mountains, we overlook the Homer airport, which generates a surprising number of small plane takeoffs and the run-up engine checks prior to takeoff.
I've traveled many miles in small planes throughout Alaska, mostly in high school as an orchestra geek. I was fortunate enough to play in the Fairbanks Symphony and the Arctic Chamber Orchestra and saw parts of Alaska that are only accessible by air. It's also the way to get to where the bears live.