On Sept. 27, the FAA held what it called an informational meeting in San Jose as part of its consideration of whether to make what it calls the Bayside Visual Approach an official charted flight path.
The FAA says comments will be taken on the Bayside approach until Oct. 27, 2017 at 11:59pm. Comments can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Noise Concerns, AJV-W25, FAA, 1601 Lind Ave. SW, Renton, WA 98057. Comments may also be made on the FAA website, which also includes a number of presentations from the meeting.
It’s important to ensure that your voice is heard to counter opponents of the BVA or supporters of Surf Air. Please write to the FAA to ensure they understand you support the BVA.
Residents of Sunnyvale are in the Surf Air GPS flight path. They are justifiably upset with the Surf noise as we are. They feel that the approval of the BVA will be the end of Surf’s efforts to appease residents. We need to continue efforts to get Surf out of San Carlos airport.
According to the FAA, the Sunnyvale GPS slight path is 15 miles. Surf planes have flown 13 of those miles (86%) before the decision is made to continue over some of Sunnyvale and over Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Carlos with the GPS path or to fly east over some of Sunnyvale to Moffett Field and over the bay. Use of the BVA will still have significant flight time and noise over Sunnyvale. The effort to reduce Surf noise does not end with the BVA.