With the arrival of some nice winter storms comes the loud flights over B'game from SFO. As a heavy traveler myself, I don't want to suggest doing anything that would make getting into or out of SFO any more difficult. But. Perhaps it is time to press for a late night curfew on departures when the airport is in the storm pattern mode. The low hanging, loud noise directly over the residential part of the mid-Peninsula was close to unbearable last night until well after midnight.
There is a rush of departures at 10 pm as East Coast redeyes and European flights leave and they have to be allowed to get out. Storms slow everything down and can push these flights past midnight, but there has to be a limit. People have to get up for work in the morning so there has to be a balance.
From the Council assignments (see item 8a on the consent calendar here) that were confirmed last night Ricardo Ortiz will remain our rep on the Airport Round Table that meets quarterly. That would be a good place to broach the topic. What say you, Voice commentators? Here are the runways that come right at us in reverse operations.