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News - September 26, 2014

Transplant survivor is flying high

Annual Palo Alto Airport Day inaugurates new era of city operations

by Sue Dremann

Jennifer Julian sat in the flight simulator's cockpit and soared through the clouds. Before her, the large computer screen was a blank sea of gray. Dialing in coordinates on the instrument panel, she called out headings to flight-instrument instructor Chuck Hellweg: "Initial heading 0-6-0; transponder on for 5-0-5."

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I didn't even know there was an airport. It sounds great.


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Posted by longing for quieter skies
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

This is a wonderful story and I am delighted that the Life Flight has a close place to land. However, has anyone noticed that the amount of air traffic over our homes in Palo Alto has significantly increased during these past few months? Sitting in my backyard, where I used to hear quiet and birds, I hear one plane after another overhead. Large planes and small planes. It seems that we may now be in a direct flight path from SFO or SJ airport in addition to having flights overhead from people learning to fly and taking off from Palo Alto Airport. It is not only outside that I am hearing the airplane noise. I am woken by this noise by a regular flight at 5:30 AM. This is certainly affected quality of life.

Does anyone know what has changed? Has anyone else been disturbed by this? Is there someone looking out for our quality of life and setting some limits on the airspace above our town?

I'd love to hear if this is affecting others in Palo Alto.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

If your enjoyment of today's Palo Alto Day is limited to loud, low flying aircraft over your neighborhood, be sure to let them know!

Airport’s Noise Program phone number: 866-638-2344

- Your name, address and phone number; email address
- Time event took place
- Type of aircraft (color, number of engines, any distinguishing features)
- Best time to return your call

Web site: Web Link


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Posted by PAA noise
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 29, 2014 at 12:13 am

longing for quieter skies,

"Is there someone looking out for our quality of life and setting some limits on the airspace above our town?

I'd love to hear if this is affecting others in Palo Alto."

There is a group of concerned citizens looking into this (trying to), for more info, contact

PAAirportNoiseGroup@gmail.com


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