Sunday, June 5, 2016

Airplane noise, where are the planes to fly?

The Almanac News/Dave Boyce, 6/2/16. "Woodside council calls for 'strong' resolution on aircraft noise problem."

Image result for anti airplane noise picture
Seriously, doing nothing about
airplane noise is not Mayor
Sue's fault.  She's trying to help.
"Quiet skies are a thing of the past for some communities on the Peninsula, including parts of Woodside, where complaints center on commercial aircraft headed into San Francisco International Airport, allegedly flying too low over a navigation beacon located on the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains.
The Woodside Town Council, which acting Mayor Tom Livermore said heard its first public complaint about aircraft noise just two weeks ago, directed staff on May 24 to draft a "strong" resolution in favor of quiet skies. The council wanted the resolution ready before a June 15 meeting of a recently formed committee of elected officials to address aircraft noise in San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. ... 
In its most recent response to noise complaints in Woodside, Portola Valley and Ladera, a Federal Aviation Administration report called changes to the way traffic is handled over Woodside "not feasible" for reasons of safety and pilot and/or air traffic controller preference.

Residents of these communities may have lost the battle once again, but the war will go on. If community activism is any gauge, cities and towns in the South Bay and up and down the Peninsula have just begun to fight."  Read article.

Related - Aircraft noise, a common World problem, Google search.  Is it possible to build quieter aircraft?

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Waldo said...

Where's Digre??