Atherton residents rattled by noise of 'executive' planes from San Carlos Airport
Original post made by Bill on Nov 19, 2013
Found it interesting because Surf Air had proposed using the Palo Alto Airport for their flights. I guess we should be grateful their plan at PAO didn't work out.
on Nov 20, 2013 at 11:52 am
Palo Alto is impacted. The Surf Air flights are at 2000 ft near Walter Hays school and start their descent into San Carlos, flying directly over downtown (University) and the surrounding neighborhoods. They follow a path that parallels Middlefield, while descending.
This is a broad community problem that affects multiple cities and multiple counties. Surf is about to increase flights from 7 per day to 10 per day in early December. They have plans to increase to even more flights in the months ahead.
You should be concerned because noise, property values and safety are being compromised. Surf, or any other scheduled service could just as easily move to or start at KPAO.
If you want to get involved, sign the petition here: Web Link
And make sure you let your elected officials know that you are concerned.
on Nov 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm
There are two threads going on the same topic - Surf Air - and overall increase in air traffic over PA. A lot of posts on the other thread. Maybe On-line can combine into 1 thread.
on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm
Please join us at a Community event to discuss
Disruptive Airplane Noise Over Our Neighborhoods
￼￼PLEASE JOIN US IN A CONVERSATION
December 9th at 6PM Holbrook-Palmer Park, Atherton
￼￼Did you know:
• Your home is under (or near) a flight path that allows noisy aircraft to land at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) at any time of day or night.
• Surf Airlines, a charter members only airline startup, flies over (or near) your home and currently lands 7 times per day. They will have 10 flights each day starting on December 9th.
• Surf Airlines is planning to expand service to more cities that will result in even more flights over our neighborhoods each and every day, including weekends.
Why are you receiving this notice?
A large and growing group of your neighbors are working to solve the noise problem related to Surf Air, and we want you to stay informed, and get involved. Atherton City Council has formed a sub committe to work with residents of Menlo Park, NFO, Atherton, Redwood City, Palo Alto and any other communities interested in helping. The mayors of Atherton and Menlo Park are personally involved and we have additional support from San Mateo County.
Why You Should Care
Excessive noise is not healthy, regardless of whether it occurs from vehicle traffic, leaf blowers or aircraft. In addition, aircraft noise decreases your property value and creates a harsher environment for those that work at home or want to enjoy their back yards. Aircraft flying the exact same route ten times a day poses a higher safety risk for anyone living near the flight path, or attending one of the many nearby schools.
See the map on the reverse side for how you may be affected. What You Can Do To Help
It's easy. Voice your concerns, let your opinions be heard. You can do that by the following:
Sign the petition: Web Link
Call the San Carlos Airport Noise Hotline: 650-573-2666
Join the conversation on Nextdoor.com: Web Link
Attend the upcoming community meeting where representatives from Surf Air, San Carlos Airport, the Mayors from Atherton and Menlo Park, and residents will discuss the problem.
When: December 9th, 6 to 8 PM
Where: The Pavillion at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave, Atherton
Get involved. Stay Informed.