Save Our Skies Santa Cruz is a grass roots organization of committed, well-organized community members concerned about the new SERFR One flight path which has brought serious and consistent noise levels over the residents of Santa Cruz County. We are trying to propose solutions so that no one is disproportionately impacted by noise. We have been working on a technical level with the FAA and our congressionals in finding solutions that are optimal for all citizens on the ground.
In November 2016 after 7 months of hearings, The Select Committee rejected SERFR2 and voted for SFO southern arrivals to use a modified BSR ground track in a historic vote of 8-4. This new flight path is now called SERFR5. We believe the technical, legal and environmental work has been completed by the FAA and SERFR5 is still waiting to be implemented after public review.
FAA Regional Director Glen Martin stated at the select committee hearings in 2016 that….
"Notional DAVYJ (SERFR5) would have a smaller noise impact on our county than a fix in place SERFR”
July 20, 2021 from 6-8 p.m.
July 21, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.
The FAA has created a registration website.
Here are the DETAILS and for registration:
The FAA has begun coordination to plan for a virtual community informational briefing this summer. The briefing will include an overview of airspace operations in Northern California and an update to the recommendations that the Select Committee provided to the FAA, including the SERFR procedure amendment. During the briefing, community members will be able to ask questions about the items that the FAA discusses.
The FAA will record the session and post it on the agency’s Northern California Community Involvement website soon after the briefing.
Additional details about the briefing in the coming weeks will be posted on the community involvement website at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_involvement/norcal/.
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Jimmy Panetta replaced Sam Farr's open seat in Congress in 2017. It is important that you let him know how you feel about the failed updates from the FAA and lack of communication on the progress of the BSR overlay. We need his support in getting the BSR overlay completed.
MSP Fair Skies Coalition (co-sponsor of No Fly Day),
BOS Fair Skies, Boston West Fair Skies, Culver City for Quiet Skies, Phoenix Fair Skies, PlaneSense for Long Island, Queens Quiet Skies, Seattle Quieter Skies Task Force, Californians for Quiet Skies, PVPoint Loma Air Route, San Diego
The data speaks for itself. In less than 6 years we reported over 10,000,000 complaints on jet noise! Data is the undeniable proof that we need to stay on track for a new quieter flight procedure, SERFR5. Thank you and keep it up!