Palo Alto Weekly Editorial Unfriendly Skies July 31, 2015, Flawed new FAA NextGen air-traffic routing system needs reset
Quantitative Analysis of Aircraft Noise over Palo Alto. Tom Rindfleisch, August 2015
East Bay Express, Aviation noise pollution in Northern California (parks). Sam Levin.
Brits convince their aviation agency to widen approach swath into Gatwick (GatwickObviouslyNot “Full dispersal, Maximum altitude, Continuous Descent”)
Williams Aviation Consultants, engaged by the towns of Portola Valley, Woodside and Los Altos Hills, examined the FAA initiatives and find fundamental flaws. full report here.
Congressional Representatives Eshoo, Far, and Speier issued a letter on April 18 describing next steps for the Select Committee.
Senators Feinstein and Boxer send letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on April 12 asking him “to take all practicable steps to address the noise impacts of the NextGen initiative on California communities”
City of Palo Alto’s Policy and Services Committee Staff Report about Air Traffic Over Palo Alto Skies February 2015, here
Congresspeople assist groundlings in their districts to mitigate noise, here.
Palo Alto residents successfully sue to get relief from aircraft noise (of course that was in 1934).
Palo Alto City Council Approves Actions to Reduce Aircraft Noise, August 2015, here.
Palo Alto City web site related to aircraft noise, here.
Quiet Skies Mid-Peninsula presentation, June 4, 2016 in Los Altos Hills. Outdated, Inadequate Metrics Used by FAA in Measuring Noise
Minneapolis produced video shows that if FAA used the WHO-recommended threshold of 55 dB DNL to determine who is adversely affected by aircraft noise (health, learning, quality of life, property values), approximately 20x more people would be included than currently.