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May 12, 2019


Ted Yun

Great summary Joe. Hopefully we will make some headway in this case.

Here is a link to the video I made where I took a screen capture from 7:33 pm to 1 am on May 2 of the Volans airport monitoring site that has the planes landing and taking off, and incorporates the readings from the noise monitoring stations around the Peninsula. I synchronized the video to my audio that I recorded, then overlaid the waveform.

Most of the spikes you see are from the back blast. You can move the cursor to a large spike and correlate it with the noise level from the Burlingame monitors and to the planes taking off.

You can see that most of the back blasts are in the high 50's and some are in the mid-60's. 65 dB is an arbitrary threshold that airports use to classify as "too loud."


Sally Meakin

Joe, you are a better listener than I. I didn't hear that lady's comments about the hearing aid. Thank you for inserting that in today's article. Our group is so articulate, open, honest, and like-minded that I hope Judge Mazzei is convinced that the runway noise that began over 3 years ago is an ongoing nuisance, harmful, and will award us this modest payment we're requesting. For your many readers who support what we're doing: please go to sforunwaynoise.com for the first noncommittal step. The more who participate, the more credible we become. Joe, I'm going to email your article to Hillsborough Mayor Shaun Christianson now. Thank you for YOUR efforts, Mr. Baylock.

Sally Meakin

SHAWN, not Shaun.

Peter Garrison

Last night: Back blasts 1-2 am.
Time for a sit-in.

jennifer Pfaff

Joe and Sally, thanks for your work on this. In case you haven't seen today's POST (Mon. May 20), you may be interested in the front page involving Palo Alto and SFO: City Battles FAA Over Flight Path (unfortunately, not online...) re "Pirat Star Two" flight path expansion.

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