:: The sisters at Christmas 2016 ::
:: Is the FAA following their published take off procedures for SSTIK and CNDEL? ::
52% of time for SSTIK and 10% of flights for CNDEL. Why?
Until we understand why the FAA is not following their written departure procedures, it is hard to comment as to where the waypoints should be moved. Currently the CNDEL waypoint seems to be ignored.
We do know that having planes fly further away is better. Higher over Brisbane does not work as there are limits as to how quickly the planes can ascend and does not mitigate against health concerns from the pollution. An extra 500 foot makes scarcely any difference to noise or pollution. And Santa Cruz is up in arms about the noise of planes that are twice as high as the current ones over Brisbane and they are descending. To reduce the noise and health concerns, the planes need to be further away.
The FAA tells us that the SSTIK flights are being vectored due to safety and separation concerns about flights from Oakland. If the CNDEL flights were to fly the published procedure, would the SSTIK flights need to be vectored?
:: SSTIK flights over Brisbane ::
Note the path over Brisbane. The FAA computer models say that there will be no increase in noise. Can the SFO Round Table get from the FAA where the flights will pass over the ground? We do not want consultants' interpretation of where they think the flights will go. Or flight tracks for the whole day ie not cherry picked.
The FAA has cherry picked results in the past and presented at the SFO Round Table meeting to show that 100% of the flights that were vectored, were due to conflicts with flights from Oakland. We now have multiple videos that show the vectoring over Brisbane is not due to conflicts ie more than 5 minutes to a flight taking off from Oakland. Habit or lack of coordination with the Oakland and SFO Towers or both?
:: Analysis of aircraft noise events measured at Brisbane Noise monitor ::
:: Screen shots of Flights over Brisbane on 1/11/2015. Click on image to enlarge ::
:: Questions for Speier meeting and further information ::
:: Assumptions for SSTIK V actual flight paths in August 2015 ::
:: Sharon's photograph album ::
:: Backroads photographs summer 2014. Click on image to enlarge ::
:: Michelle's gathering September 2015 ::
:: Patricia and Dirk's wedding August 23 2015 ::