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Save Our Skies Santa Cruz is a grass roots organization of committed, well-organized community members concerned about the new SERFR One flight path which has brought serious and consistent noise levels over the residents of Santa Cruz County. We are trying to propose solutions so that no one is disproportionately impacted by noise. We are working on a technical level with the FAA so that we find solutions that are optimal for all citizens on the ground.
Get the Facts, know the Truth
BSR Overlay is coming to us in August 2018.
• The BSR Overlay is the same route that was used successfully for over 30 years, before NextGen, generating ZERO complaints.
• It flies a practically identical quiet idle-power descent profile as was used before.
• It flies down the middle between the Summit and the SLV communities.
• It minimizes overflight of vulnerable high-elevation communities.
• It is compatible with the new SFO Class B Airspace definition, making it safe.
• It fixes all the core mistakes of the SERFR route.
• It helps with a future fix of BRIXX, the flight path that brings even more noise to people living near the Summit.
• It was voted for (8:4) by the Select Committee, representing the entire region.
• It is supported by representatives Eshoo, Panetta, and Speier.
• It is the FAA's plan, based on all of the above
In comparison, looking at the SERFR3 interim route:
• SERFR3 does NOT restore the ground track.
• It uses a better-than-SERFR descent profile, but not an ideal OPD one that would minimize excess noise.
• It flies directly overhead the Summit high-elevation communities.
• It does NOT make use of unpopulated stretches of the region.
• It is compatible with the current SFO Class B Airspace definition.
• It is a partial improvement only.
• It does NOT help with a future fix of BRIXX.
• It was NOT voted for by the Select Committee.
• It is a TEMPORARY fix by the FAA to address SERFR's safety issues.
SERFR3 is not a "compromise", because it's not half-way between two things that people want. Nobody wants SERFR.
SERFR3 is just a partial and temporary band-aid to the extremely poorly implemented SERFR. The FAA was obliged to create SERFR3 since it needed to address safety issues as fast as possible, and we support that move... But SERFR3 should not be confused with a solution to the SERFR problems.
FAA regional director Glen Martin stated "Notional DAVYJ (BSR Overlay) would have a smaller noise impact on our county than a fix in place SEFER”
WATCH THE SHORT VIDEO: http://quietskiesnorcal.org/aviation/davyj-faa
KEEP REPORTING JET NOISE! get on track.....
Jet Noise complaints have dropped and it is not over yet! Please keep reporting as we move through the process. The data speaks for itself. In less than 2 years we reported over 3,000,000 complaints on jet noise! Data is the undeniable proof that we needed to stay on track, to restore the BSR track. Thank you for your support and keep it up!
We Did It! Historic Vote 8-4
TRANSITION SERFR TO BIGSR
The Select Committee rejected SERFR and voted for SFO southern arrivals to use the BSR ground track. This is the language that was voted in: RESCIND SERFR RECOMMENDATION
It’s been a long 19 months and our passion and determination prevailed. Our SOSSC Community is strong, determined and united. Together we made this happen. The best thing that has happened is meeting our incredible neighbors and discovering how fortunate we all are to have each other.
STOP THE JET NOISE! RESCIND SERFR!
SERFR & BSR FACTS