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August 2018 has come and gone and the FAA has yet to address the planned BSR Overlay flight path. This would relieve the Carmel Valley community of unnecessary jet noise. The FAA has announced that it is working on ironing out glitches but no information has been forthcoming and nothing has been scheduled for implementation.
Class B air space issues, however, were addressed. Pilots could no longer accelerate at low altitudes which alleviated much of the jet noise's impact on the ground.
Under NRRLI point, a NEXTGEN gathering location for SFO arrivals just past the Village, jet noise varies from day to day.
BSR Overlay is our gold standard; it calls for the flight pattern to be returned to its original track three miles west of the Valley along with requiring planes to idle in their approaches to SFO.
We need your help. Please go to our TAKE ACTION page to encourage our elected representatives to continue pressuring the FAA to keep its word.
ON AN AVERAGE, OVER 200 DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS CROSS CARMEL VALLEY EVERY DAY.
According to a Quiet Skies NorCal, the previous BIGSR flight pattern was in effect 30+ years and rarely generated a complaint. The new SERFR flight pattern was moved four miles east of BIGSR and lowered 2,000 feet in altitude in 2015. It has generated thousands of complaints to SFO each month.