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What Is Going On Over Our Heads
    Why It's So Polluted by Noise?

Starting from the second half of the year 2016, lots of residents from
Sunnyvale and Cupertino noticed that in the sky 

          There Are More Air Crafts



         And They Are Flying in More Concentrated Patterns
 
Flights

         At Much Lower Altitudes and Thus Much Noisier
 

           Some Times They Fly Even Lower
 

 
         And Sometime (Almost Everyday)

         The LOUD Noise Comes At Midnight (1:15 am)

midnight

There are three sources of NEW problems:

1) Surf Air's "New Bayside Visual Approach" dumping sky traffic to Sunnyvale as a 'mitigation'

Excerpts from Reducing Aircraft Noise By Congressman Mike Honda:

on July 5th, 2016, the number of Surf Air flights going into and out of San Carlos Airport over SF Bay, crossing Sunnyvale, increased. San Mateo County, which operates the airport, called this a “noise mitigation measure ” when it asked the FAA for permission to allow Surf Air to do this more often. The FAA gave permission for a six-month test to determine the impacts of this route on flight operations and community residents. As residents of Sunnyvale can attest to, this change is already bringing more air traffic and noise over their homes, negatively impacting their quality of life.



 Previously
 "Old" Approach (Claimed by San Carlos)
But with a lot of complaints from
South Sunnyvale

 "New" Approach Over Sunnyvale
 Trial  Finished, FAA has NOT decided



 We did NOT notice ANY Surf Air passing Sunnyvale

And This Is
What We Want
 
Old Approach for Surf Air (San Carlos Airport)
complaints
Please Do Not Sell This To Us Either!
 
New Approach for Surf Air (San Carlos Airport)
A 6-month Trial
 Going on, without notifying Sunnyvale!

Sunnyvale residents fired thousands of complaints even late in the untold game.



 But Surf Air is still flying BVA!!!

Beginning from mid June 2017

We request FAA and San Carlos to revert back to the original state for Sunnyvale and Cupertino, neither the "New Bayside Visual Approach", nor the "GPS Approach Used by Surf Air". They are both part of the lie!

Above is URF101 as an example. 
  • 2016/7/18: Passing Palo Alto without passing Sunnyvale (What it used to be)
  • 2016/9/17: Passing Palo Alto and passing South Sunnyvale ("Old" Approach)
  • 2016/9/20: Passing South Sunnyvale and North Sunnyvale, without Passing Palo Alto ("New" Approach)

And they are trying to sell us the "New" approach, if failed, they will "stay" the "Old" approach, still a big win for them!

Hi Sunnyvale? Awaken now?

In 
Letter from Congresswoman Eshoo:

"I recognize that there is potential for this trial route to reduce the impact of noise over our mutual constituents in San Mateo County. However, if this route has an adverse impact on Mountain View and Sunnyvale and there is not a process to consider the concerns of all of my constituents before the FAA considers granting it permanent status, I will oppose this measure."

And our Mayor Glenn Hendrick can prove to you that he was not notified about any of such proposals. 

2)  SJC (San Jose Airport) is sending more and concentrated flights to over Sunnyvale

Flights

Official description of this problem:SJC South Flow Q&A

Watch this video to feel it: Sunnyvale Busy Night Sky

And it's all due to the NextGen implemented starting from 2014, below is a comparison by Robert Holbrook from Mountain View, and we share the same problem so our groups are working together on this issue.

 
 
 
 


3)  And potentially (Already here on 11/27/2016!), SFO airplanes are also being pushed to over Sunnyvale (observed on Flightradar24).


SFO Flying at 2900ft over Sunnyvale

Notice that the big planes are circling over Sunnyvale? It's said to be a "holding tanking for SFO", because the airport needs more time to arrange them for landing. This "holding tanking for SFO" used to be over Palo Alto city, and now, due to their diligent work, it's shifted to Sunnyvale, and problem (for who?) solved (how?). Also, why do the big planes need to fly at the altitude of 2,900 ft?

And you know that we already have Moffet Field! But is that the very reason that EVERYONE wants to fly over Sunnyvale in order to make other cities happy?

Act Now Or it will be Permanent !!!

If you live in Sunnyvale, or Cupertino, and you have decided not to just silently accept the increased airplane noises over your head, please join (click the link below) our efforts  to fight it off !