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.
Call to action
Time to Panic! Proposed change to SFO arrivals ("DAVYJ") will slam LAH. Los Altos Hills is poised to be the target for a dramatic (4-times) increase in aircraft noise. Learn where you live vis-a-vis the FAA proposed noise increase on this interactive Google Map.
Read a detailed explanation of how aircraft noise has gotten worse...and is poised to become still worse if DAVYJ is adopted.
Send email to the FAA Select Committee to defend your peace-and-quiet, your schools, and your property values.
How To Complain
Contact members of the FAA Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals convened by Anna Eshoo. Our own vice-mayor, Gary Waldeck, is a member of this temporary committee.
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. One complaint from 100 people carries much more weight than 100 complaints from one person.
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.
Recent News"Total Persons Highly Annoyed" Analysis of DAVYJ released on October 11, 2016. The analysis is based on FAA data. Cities most impacted will be Menlo Park, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City. See the report in PDF.
LAH Vice Mayor Gary Waldeck presents Noise and Population Impact study in Los Altos on Sep 25, comparing the proposed DAVYJ route against SERFR (current) and BSR (2014). Compare the 3 routes.
At the Select Committee Meeting on September 1, 2016, FAA Predicts Significant Noise Increase for LAH Learn about the new SFO arrival route, "DAVYJ", under consideration by the FAA. See the FAA's noise predictions on an interactive Google Map, and review the FAA's own presentation (see slide 5) that is the source for this map.
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 FAA 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.