There has been a substantial increase in noticeable noise from low flying aircraft that are now traversing over Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and other nearby neighborhoods. The increased noise is mostly the result of new flights from a startup company called Surf Air that has initiated commercial operations into and out of San Carlos Airport (KSQL).
After receiving funding of $65 million, Surf Air has been expanding services and will have up to 21 scheduled arrivals into KSQL. This is a substantial increase in service from the original 7 flights when Surf Air first began flying into KSQL.
That means the current approach corridor, as approved by the FAA, will see a significant increase in noisy flights over neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City.
This also means a substantial increase in departure noise for Redwood Shores, Redwood City, Atherton and Menlo Park.
Many of the affected neighborhoods are located near the Middlefield Road corridor. In addition, these aircraft fly over or near Encinal Elementary, Walter Hays Elementary and Menlo Atherton High School.
If you find the noise objectionable, OR
if you are concerned about the negative impact on your property’s value, OR
if you are concerned about potential accidents due to aircraft flying over our homes and schools,
then please indicate your objection to Surf Air's flight path into San Carlos airport by signing this petition.
Thank you for your participation and please reach out to your neighbors to get them involved.
- VP Operations
- CEO, Surf Air
- Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County
Warren Slocum (Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County)
- Airport Manager
Gretchen Kelly (Airport Manager)
- Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County
Michael Wentworth (Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County)
Stop, or reroute, Surf Air flights that are using KSQL (San Carlos) Airport
Since air service was initiated by Surf Air, the noise over my neighborhood has become intolerable. Please review options to modify the approach path to KSQL so our communities can once again enjoy a better living environment.
As a scheduled operator into KSQL, Surf Air needs to look at alternative routes, or airports better suited to handle the air traffic introduced by their airplanes.
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