TOO MANY, TOO LOUD, TOO OFTEN
IF THIS IS HOW YOU FEEL YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE
The FAA eliminated dispersed flight patterns from our airports and replaced them with intolerably loud, low, and concentrated flight paths over just a few neighborhoods with its new NextGen program. Save Our Skies East Bay is made up of your neighbors who are suffering from the onslaught of airplane noise, just like you are. We are working with other East Bay noise advocacy groups, cities, elected representatives, airports, and the FAA to find workable noise solutions to restore equitable jet noise impacts.
IT'S HERE AND IT'S ANTICLIMACTIC...6-Apr-2018: The Oakland Noise Forum and Congresswoman Barbara Lee have received the FAA’s Interim Response and are evaluating it. Basically, it tells us to keep waiting while the FAA evaluates the proposed changes. The good news is they didn’t reject any of the fight path proposals.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee13-Feb-2018: Thanks for all your responses to our November 2017 Call-to-Action! Congresswoman Barbara Lee listened. She spoke with the FAA and they anticipate sending out their interim response in February. Thank you Congresswoman Lee!
OAK Noise Forum Update13- Feb-2018: The Oakland Noise Management Program has added new topics and updated the information on their website to include: correspondences, technical presentations, information on their efforts to address community noise concerns and more. Click here to open their site and then hover your cursor over the Nav Bar topics.
It's Off The Ground!
The Oakland Airport’s Noise Management Forum sent NextGen noise mitigation proposals to the FAA in late March 2017. SOSEB worked alongside Noise Forum members, other advocacy groups and aviation consultants to develop mitigation solutions that received unanimous support from cities and elected representatives. We are currently waiting for the FAA’s response.