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aviation

6 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Jim Sullivan, Jeff Potter, Warren Slocum (Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County), Gretchen Kelly (Airport Manager), Michael Wentworth (Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County)

Surf Air, Inc.: Stop, or reroute, Surf Air flights that are using KSQL (San Carlos) Airport

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.

Stop The KSQL Aircraft Noise
1,179 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Port of Oakland, City of Oakland

Rename Oakland International Airport in honor of Amelia Earhart

Today, Monday, July 3, 2017, marks the 80th anniversary of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart as she and co-pilot Fred Noonan attempted to complete an around-the-world flight, mostly traveling along the Equator. Amelia Earhart's disappearance in the middle of the Pacific on the night of July 2, 1937, remains a mystery waiting to be solved. Any clear remains of Earhart or her plane have yet to be found after 80 years of searching the central Pacific floor. Several conspiracies have come up as to how Amelia Earhart disappeared while trying to land on Howland Island, a tiny, flat speck of land in the central Pacific Ocean that would clearly be very hard to spot from a high altitude. Some believe Amelia veered north from Howland to the Marshall Islands, then occupied by the Japanese, and was then captured by the Japanese and imprisoned in Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. Another theory assumes Amelia's plane ran out of gas and crashed into the Pacific about 30 miles north of Howland Island, but Amelia managed to swim to an island called Nikumaroro, in the Gilbert Islands, now known as Kiribati, where it is believed that she lived as a castaway before eventually dying. Some even questioned whether Amelia survived, but that theory has been proven false. Oakland Airport was the starting point of some of Amelia Earhart's historic flights. In 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person (man or woman) to fly solo from California to Hawaii, when she successfully completed a flight from Oakland to Honolulu. In May of 1937, Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan set out on an around-the-world flight from Oakland that would take them to Miami, the Caribbean, South America, across the Atlantic to Africa, and on to southeast Asia and Lae, New Guinea, where the hardest part remained: crossing the Pacific. They fueled up for the Pacific leg of the flight at Lae, and set their sights on Howland Island. Unfortunately, they never made it to Howland, and the remainder of the around-the-world flight that would have taken them to South America, Central America, Mexico, and back to Oakland, never materialized. However, 60 years later, Texas native Linda Finch completed Amelia Earhart's around-the-world flight along Amelia's exact path, dropped flowers over Howland Island in honor of Amelia, and successfully made it back to Oakland. A woman had successfully completed an around-the-world flight at its longest distance, along the Equator. It is time to honor Amelia Earhart and her historic accomplishments, including being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, in a flight from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1928, the first person (man or woman) to fly solo from California to Hawaii in 1935, and the first woman to attempt an around-the-world flight along the longest route, the Equator, in 1937, which unfortunately she did not complete. And with Donald Trump in the White House, there could not be a better time to honor strong, courageous, inspiring, and talented heroines like Amelia Earhart. Let's rename Oakland International Airport, "Amelia Earhart Oakland International Airport"!! Phillip Mackay, Oxnard, California

Phillip Mackay
23 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Planes of Fame Air Museum

THE 2017 PLANES OF FAME AIR SHOW IS ON!!!

****Please note that we are asking for signatures ONLY and NOT DONATIONS. If the option pops up, please skip. A lawsuit has been brought against the Planes of Fame Air Museum by the Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation, SOCAL MRO, and Zangeneh Aeronautics with the sole intent to stop the 25th Annual Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino Airport slated for May 6 & 7, 2017. The annual Air Show is one of the few remaining events in Southern California where visitors from around the world can enjoy the sights and sounds of aircraft from the Golden Age of Aviation flying overhead.  Each year the Air Show attracts thousands of families, aviation enthusiasts, and others who come together to witness rare and historic aircraft, as well as some of the most talented aviators take to the skies.  The Planes of Fame Air Show at Chino Airport is considered one of the top five air shows in the country.  As a non-profit, 501c.3 organization, the annual Air Show serves as the primary fundraising effort for the Planes of Fame Air Museum.  Revenue from the annual Air Show helps us to carry on our mission to preserve aviation history, inspire an interest in aviation, education of the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.  And as this year’s Air Show marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Planes of Fame Air Museum, we have seen how our mission has impacted multiple generations of families, and is introducing aviation to entirely new generations.  For the local community, the annual Air Show provides an economic stimulus to local businesses and entrepreneurs both on and nearby the airport.  For the City of Chino and the County of San Bernardino, the Air Show provides increased visibility as thousands of visitors flock to the Chino Airport for the show. In response to the inquires regarding the nature of the lawsuit, the allegations involve the experience of economic hardship over Air Show weekend and an inconvenience to operations. The fate of this Air Show will be decided on April 20 in a court of law.  PLEASE RESPOND ASAP AND SHARE THIS PETITION ON ALL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL.  Help us save the Air Show!  We are asking our friends, visitors, community, and colleagues to join together to support the Air Show.  Please send us a note or letter indicating your backing of the Air Show and be sure to include your thoughts on why it needs to continue. Please send all comments, concerns and questions to letusfly@planesoffame.org

Executive Director
15,853 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to US Public Aviation companies (includes: USCG, USARMY, USAF, BA, LMT...etc.), US Fire protection services, Bohinventing LLC.,

Project: The Ulitmate Utilitarian Amphibian / RAZORBAK

        Hello and thank you for your full attention to my Aviation matter. This is Boh from BOHinventing/BOHaviation looking for your VOTE & approval for a brand new (offering) world class concept under the Boh inventors, inc. flag. Possibly this concept may need to be launched via new FireNet protection agency under either USAF/USCG/DARPA/Homeland command due to jurisdictional issues & pilot training concerns for now.... (https://youtu.be/1lpfnCgho3s)       This Aviation Project is called Project RAZORBAK (Yes, intentionally mispelled for SEO purposes). The Utilitarian amphibian and 1st such concept most GO-characteristics in history, and also creates FireNet. With guaranteed value from my company (provisionally patented) IP. Capable to be the worlds 1st fully viable fire-fighting-self autonomous flyer-concept in history, though to start out new pilots will be needed. Its also the most Utilitarian vessel known to be created in history (see images link for even more GO-characteristics possible).       As the inventor I recommend you keep in mind this is the "TRI-FECTA" flyer HYBRID concept, both in operation & power plant. And also in full self autonomous flyer ability, drone remote control flyer, and conventional pilot in cockpit flyer ability. (Note: this does not take jobs today, this creates job and allows to keep current jobs). This is the "most likely" best choice bird for investment of them all...     Firefighting is dangerous and firefighters do not always go where they are told, nor should they given  every situation. I do take firefighting seriously and I say it needs to be a full on attack 24/7, but most pilots have to go home at some point, or rest. But not a RAZORBAK! A RAZORBAK will never be fearful and will only need a little engine rest and thus can win fires early on, and keep attacking relentlessly. Consider what can be done with a swarm of RAZORBAK's. Home's, property and beautiful trees & land can be saved. This is the full auto firefighter of the skies, and its the bohinventing design & game plan that makes it possible! But again I need your votes. It could be said I'm the guy who wants to one day automate rural area aviation firefighting not only in this country, but for the world. As I stated I agree pilots need rest, should rest, but experience says fires should be contained as fast possible, period.  We all know firefighters are courageous, but again should the blaze ever be to big, tough, or just too HOT & dangerous. RAZORBAK is here! Too much black smoke, or near zero visibility, not a problem for this satellite flyer.       I make this distinction because drone & self auto's are not viewed as 'job friendly' and future competitors models will be less job friendly than my hybrid to compete and cut costs further. Therefore, its not always the right direction to be cheapest, and the RAZORBAK gives you the most options, the best current job options. Keep in mind going through stages of development project we will still need jobs & maintenance personnel to refuel and mission plan for now and likely in future. Know upfront there are more uses for this new aircraft including Its not just the worlds 1st self autonomous AVfirefighter amphibian, (ex: its also the best River & ocean rescue/patrol vessel of choice, tactile/tactical mil ops, commercial tours, luxury personal aircraft & more coming...)      I make claim this vessel is better than most helicopters in many ways, and can perform task helicopters cannot, period. As I said this thing is in a category of its own. Who else is its main competitor? I ask you.          Currently, I have Provisional patent and company images that have already been noted and approved, and I even notified some Aviation museums for good documenting early on. Plans for single manufacture process (as possible will begin with your signatures). A complete with maintenance division will be established and experts hired, test pilots hired, and managers also, as needed.       There is no such bird in existing markets. This aircraft is in its own class I created the ultimate utilitarian amphibian aircraft/vessel. The all-in-one design capable of more GO-characteristics than any other in history to date. That alone means its worth making, in my opinion. Its hold the crown and its one of the only TRI-fecta flyers ever created. Other concepts are single static functional design, but a RAZORBAK can be more given better manufacture technique & manufacture in the future. And again, this is why This concept is more investable to day than ever.      Who knows one day this could be the 1st morphing robot autonomous flyer of our time just like the movies. Hey with this one design that is superior why worry too much about the rest of them. This is the leader in AVtech right now, and the best most likely modular choice, again in my own opinion. Therefore, given my limits & company resources I made this petition to be able to make this project a reality from scratch. Plus I simply as myself cannot meet ALL the guidelines of previous OLD structures to market.       However, with this petition I know we can! Both overstep and solve the problem for a new breed of world class aircraft to be born. What an awesome machine!  A worthy project that should long oultast myself in design & purpose and benefit. This machine has great purpose and more can be added in the future, confirming the strongest candidate for #firefightingdrone #firefighting-self-autonomous-flyer concept of the future yet versatile enough for passenger.       I am betting my aviation degree on it, plus it can be the electric passenger/ cargo carrier of the future with upgrade improvement should those new high capacity batteries of the future ever arrive. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lpfnCgho3s ). Video #2, Codenamed RAZORBAK (for now) is part (airplane, helicopter, boat, quadcopter, and if needed w/ lower half detacheables (car, all-terrain vehicle, tank, train, arctic sled, large motorcycle & more..). Its a stretch, but a real concept no one has achieved before.      The RAZORBAK is to be a safe, versatile, and highly post-water-crash-survivable. Truly this is a never before seen and done invention. Note I make the claim despite yet to be created and flown RAZORBAK will be one of the best assets to any fleet, and give new abilities, especially when flying over bodies of water, including rivers, streams, and sea, even sand dunes, in my opinion. Starting with River access points, coast & rural areas and it has many uses for all services branches where helicopters cannot compete. Power up a river, and glide right through wake unto the beak. I am betting you will like this machine. Currently for firefighting I am looking to develop interchangeable framed loadable bladder systems that can be loaded and unloaded when needed, and I am also looking for a hose & sprinkler power disperse system that gives a more effective control path spray to better map out areas to be dowsed. Designed with 2 skins, rigid skeleton and 4x point landing gear.I am also in hopes the RAZORBAK could be nearly Bulletproof, generally small arms (5.56mm and below assured).       Currently in GEN#5 design development, RAZORBAK offers vector thrust on all four gyroscopic propeller/multi-blade rotors (includes: 4-8x rotors top&bottoms, as needed). Featuring advances in newer 'enclosed cockpit' pilot with long range, wide range, and key focusing and targeting viewing, including on-screen avionics task bar, Full forward stitched-vision on 4x-Large-monitor-touchscreens (+), (includes: night & thermal vision) w/ gunner station included.          Despite, RAZORBAK having the automated no-Pilot option. Conventional pilots in cockpit will still feel as if you are looking out a much larger-than-normal clear window. Plus you have views from other cameras all over the ships exterior & interior, so NO angle is missed. Thus Pilots can better deal with low visibility conditions & targeting while enjoying safety of a cocoon-like shell.  (This includes bright surround lighting).      With US Wildfire Management supporting my plight for Full flight autonomous utilitarian amphibians in the fleet. This will fuel making this vessel ever more investment worthy. Again, currently the most automate-able job we can replace due to undesire-able risk, although this is I like to say the only hybrid electric flyer you could potentially crash land over water (and crew survive within reasonable limits) and still fire up and fly afterwards. Not too mention she I still poised ready to take advantage of battery power advances in the future where she can outperform completely on electric.        I hope you agree this is the next logical next step in the evolution of flight & versatility of flight, and RAZORBAK is the most likely victor for #firefightingdrone / fully autonomous e-flyer vessel of the future (possibly the world), especially given most unknowns and mission scenarios. The TRI-fecta HYBRID meaning: flies full autonomous with task completion, remote controlled as drone, or conventional with pilot in cockpit.I see for this craft early adopted by USCG for its superior River & Sea capabilities. {(Side note: I do feel when this project kicks off, a #RAZORBAKDADDY project will also kick off for a larger vessel, or vessels. RAZORBAK daddy will be able to haul heavy equipment to remote areas of the globe, (including: Amazon, Arctic, islands..etc) places where roads no roads exist and access by heavy air is currently limited for things like construction projects, and infrastructure builds, marina, dock build..etc.)}. Thank you for your time, serious attention and vote to the vision. -Boh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31m8NSRivQU&t=0s (Original GEN#1 evolution imgs) "We all know firefighters are courageous, but should the blaze ever be too big, or too tough, or too dangerous and hot. Never fear RAZORBAK is here! Too much smoke, or zero visibility, not a problem. Send in the RAZORBAK's they go anywhere they are told." - Kory, Abran (aka Boh) https://c.mail.com/bohinventing@mail.com/az-5muF8SnKTSX1NcfawWw(Additional images via cloud share link) https://www.pinterest.com/bohinventing/adventure-amphibian-razorbak/(#BOHinventing Pinterest page dedicated for Project RAZORBAK)

BOHINVENTING (Abran) KORY
13 supporters