Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Airport Noise over South Bay; Internet Links - 1

Beginning in Summer of 2016 there was an increase in flights by Surf Air and a change in flight routing.  This resulted in many people in the Palo Alto to Cupertino area of the SF Bay Area getting a lot more airplane noise than previously.  A considerable amount of discussion has been generated within these communities as well as between political leaders and government officials responsible for airplane flights.

As of 11/22/2016, here are internet sources relating to the increase in airplane noise over Sunnyvale and neighboring communities.  Many of these links contain further links with more information.

1.  The following site provides a lot of links (upper left boxes) on where and how to complain.  Lots of other info including a Google Groups to join: https://SaveMySunnySky.org/

2.  https://SunnyvaleSkyWatch.org/ Click on the various tabs at this site for a lot of information including how to complain to the proper authorities.

3.  Many more links including one to a long video of an Oct. 18 town hall meeting here:
5.  Palo Alto has similar problems.  Detailed analysis here: http://www.skypossepaloalto.org/
     From SkyPossePaloAlto.org
        "Myths Dispelled and Frequently Asked Questions" (5 pages):

6.  In a blog from August 15, 2016, Sunnyvale City Councilmember Jim Griffith details a meeting set up by Congressman Mike Honda with the FAA and other interested parties.   http://www.dweeb.org/2016/08/15/follow-up-on-airplane-noise/

7.   The Palo Alto Weekly has several articles:
        a.  "Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations" (Oct. 21, 2016) here:

        b.  "Palo Alto's efforts to quiet the skies" (Aug. 27, 2016)

        c.  "Advocates sharply disagree on solutions to airplane noise" (June 30, 2016)

8.  Congressman Mike Honda's site on reducing aircraft noise:

9.  Sunnyvale Sun report in SJ Mercury News:

10. The FAA's site on how to complain:   https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/apl/noise_emissions/airport_aircraft_noise_issues/noise/

11.  Newport Beach suing FAA:

12. Culver City considering suing FAA:

13.  All the upset about the noise seems due to the FAA's "NextGen" idea which is attacked here: