Read about our principles in our letter of March 3, 2016, to Congressional Representatives Eshoo and Farr.
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We are a group of Los Altos Hills homeowners who are concerned about the dramatic increase in aircraft noise over our town since March 2015.
More commercial aircraft are flying lower and making more noise than in the past, as a result of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) implementation of the "NextGen" air traffic control system.
We object to the FAA's unilateral decision to funnel more aircraft over our community. We accept that aircraft must fly somewhere to reach Bay Area airports. We simply do not accept that the FAA has increased the noise and pollution above historical levels.
FAA's NextGen air traffic control system. Video explaining increased air traffic over Los Altos and Los Altos Hills due to FAA's NextGen.
Urgent call to Action
We need your help if you live on these streets in LAH! Read about the impact that a shift of the SERFR ground track will have on your residence.
How To Complain
Individual complaints about aircraft noise pollution matter because SFO publishes complaint numbers monthly. One complaint from 100 people carries much more weight than 100 complaints from one person.
Visit stop.jetnoise.net to complain to SFO about loud aircraft. The site is very easy to use. It reports the commercial aircraft's model, flight number, and altitude at your location. A Google or Facebook account is required.
Sign the Change.org Petition started by our friends at SkyPosse Palo Alto to demand that our elected officials take action to reduce aircraft noise.
Visit our pages on How To Take Action and contact our elected officials, including City, County, State, and Federal representatives.
FAA Select Committee Meeting in Mountain View on June 29, 2016. Quiet Skies Mid-Peninsula, Quiet Skies Woodside, and Sky Posse Palo Alto all presented.
Thirteen Advocacy Groups Write Select Committee on June 28, 2016. Coalition, spanning the City of Santa Cruz to Belmont, urges Select committee to find true regional solution to problem of aircraft noise. Read the letter.
FAA Select Committee Meets in Redwood City on June 15, 2016. Four more community advocacy groups presented at this public meeting. See the agenda and presentations here.
LAH public forum on aircraft noise on June 4, 2016. Moderated by LAH vice-mayor, Gary Waldeck. See the agenda and the presentations.
FAA Select Committee Meets in Santa Cruz on May 25, 2016. See our summary of the meeting, and presentations made by Quiet Skies Los Altos Hills and the San Lorenzo advocacy group from the Santa Cruz Mountains that review the FAA Proposal of May 16.
Analysis of FAA proposal of May 16, 2016. No relief for Mid-Pen. See our letter summarizing our analysis of FAA proposal. See the FAA documents and read the full QSLAH analysis.
Los Altos Community meeting of May 11. Quiet Skies LAH presented, along with Los Altos and Palo Alto noise organizations. Get presentations here.
FAA Select Committee On April 4, Reps. Eshoo (CA-18), Farr (CA-20), and Speier (CA-14) announced the formation of the FAA Select Committee for South Bay Arrivals, and announced its membership--including LAH vice mayor Gary Waldeck and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. The congressional representatives also released an update to the FAA’s Initiative to Address Northern California Noise Concerns.