San Francisco Airport Incoming Flight Patterns and Noise Pollution
Original post made by Bill Stewart, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Jul 14, 2012
Is it my imagination or have the incoming flight patterns changed such that more flights into San Francisco Airport are brought in directly over Palo Alto? Are planes flying lower than they have been? Why are the jets not flying higher and powering down to reduce the noise? Why arn't flights directed over Redwood City and Atherton? Are flights from the east being routed around San Francisco and brought in over Palo Alto from the north? Does anyone have historical records of flight patterns and how they have changed over the past 10 years? Are there repercussions for airlines that fly lower than they are supposed to as they come in over populated areas to land at the airport?