I live near the intersection of Embarcadero and Middlefield in Palo Alto - and have for 17 years.
Over the past couple of years it seems to me and my husband that jet airplane noise from planes heading to SFO has increased markedly. Sometimes we can't converse in our yard while one flies over, and during these summer months, with the windows open, our sleep sometimes is disturbed at night by these overflights.
Has anyone else noticed this? One of my neighbors said that he thought the FAA changed regulations recently allowing jet airliners to fly lower over residential areas. This seems like it might be correct. I never used to see planes flying so low as they seem to be doing now.
(I'm not referring to the little buzzy planes that come out of the local Palo Alto airport. They've always been around, and while somewhat of a nuisance, aren't the disruption that the bigger jets seem to be.)