No Fly Day protest in San Diego to address jet noise, FAA plans
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No Plane Noise will be holding a protest to demand the FAA address jet noise pollution in San Diego created by NextGen, the FAA’s program to modernize air traffic control. The demonstration, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the intersection of North Harbor Drive and Harbor Island Drive, is one of many expected across the country in observance of No Fly Day – a national movement to restore peace and quiet to communities destroyed by NextGen.

Hundreds of residents from the communities impacted by jet noise will be joined by other concerned citizens of San Diego and Councilwoman Lori Zapf.

Under NextGen, the FAA has redesigned our national airspace and begun rolling out an unprecedented network of jet superhighways over previously quiet communities. Despite pleas for relief from the noise pollution, the FAA continues to press forward with their implementation of NextGen.

The No Plane Noise group urges Congress to protect all Americans from excessive NextGen jet noise by mandating the FAA adopt stricter noise standards, full environmental impact statements and a more transparent community engagement process.

More information is available at www.noflyday.org and www.noplanenoise.com.

#NoFlyDay is a national campaign to restore the peace and quiet of the many communities recently destroyed by the FAA’s NextGen program. By uniting citizens across the country in protest on October 24th, #NoFlyDay will force the FAA to finally address the devastating noise impacts of NextGen. #NoFlyDay is cosponsored by Save Our Skies Santa Cruz and MSP Fair Skies and hosted in partnership with Boston Fair Skies, Boston West Fair Skies, Californians for Quiet Skies, Culver City for Quiet Skies, Phoenix Fair Skies, PlaneSense for Long Island, Queens Quiet Skies, Seattle Quieter Skies Task Force, Sky Posse Palo Alto, and NoPlaneNoise.com (San Diego).
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ColinPurdy
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October 25, 2015
In terms of Point Loma, and the attempt to waylay the peninsula waypoint, FAA/SDRCAA are likely attempting to direct more and more planes on hard turns left/south on takeoff, skirting the 1998 waypoint and flightpath agreement as often as they can. Nationally, in terms of appealing to Congress, I read somewhere that Congress passed an FAA reauthorization bill (2012, I think), sponsored by NY Senator Charles Schumer (D), that allows FAA to make local changes exempted from local environmental reviews (or the like). So, if that's at all accurate, Congress has already usurped local, municipal, authorities. The effort now to appeal to Congress over FAA abuses of local authorities and communities should also serve as a protest against that Congressional FAA reauthorization that was designed to allow FAA to commit these abuses.
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