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NASA calls for more airfield users

Original post made on Oct 2, 2007

NASA Ames official Steve Zornetzer told the City Council on Tuesday that its deal with the owners of Google to allow their Boeing 767 to land at Moffett may be the first of several deals like it, which will help pay for airfield operations.

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Posted by Carl Orta, a resident of another community
on Oct 2, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Here we go again. All neighboring city councils (Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Saratoga, Mountain view, Sunnyvale, maybe others) vigorously rejected the idea of commercial flights into and out of Moffett several years ago. The bases were, and still are, the severe increase in noise pollution over our homes, air traffic safety issues as stated by airline pilots concerning already crowded skies of traffic from/to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. It is well known that San Jose would dearly love to dump a lot of air cargo traffic onto Moffett in order to help counter resistance to their plans to continue their expansion plans. This latest plan would instigate a horrible rush to Moffett, it would open a flood gate of air traffic at the expense of our communities all for the benefit of the Nasa budget. Not fair, we will fight again.


Posted by Carl Orta, a resident of another community
on Oct 2, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Here we go again. All neighboring city councils (Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, Saratoga, Mountain view, Sunnyvale, maybe others) vigorously rejected the idea of commercial flights into and out of Moffett several years ago. The bases were, and still are, the severe increase in noise pollution over our homes, air traffic safety issues as stated by airline pilots concerning already crowded skies of traffic from/to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. It is well known that San Jose would dearly love to dump a lot of air cargo traffic onto Moffett in order to help counter resistance to their plans to continue their expansion plans. This latest plan would instigate a horrible rush to Moffett, it would open a flood gate of air traffic at the expense of our communities all for the benefit of the Nasa budget. Not fair, we will fight again.


Posted by Henry, a resident of another community
on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

In the past 3 months, the air traffic over los altos hills has suddenly increased. We have planes flying in the morning, noon, and afternoon. Even at midnight and 2 am in the morning daily! What is going on? Why all this air traffic over LAH?


Posted by rem, a resident of another community
on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Leave Moffett along!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by isThatG5LouderThanTheFreeway???, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm

there is already an agreement in place between the cities (MV, Sunnyvale) that caps the number of operations allowed... I believe the current operations are well under that cap. Not sure NASA needs approval of the cities to add a few more flights. dangerous skies due to more moffett flights? please. the navy operating P3s around the clock was a significant bump, but nothing on the table approaches any safety concern due to overcrowding.

and a nit... larry ellison is right to have a beef with the SJC curfew. The airport is not closed when he lands late, it is closed to heavier aircraft like his fancy jet... even though most smaller aircraft that ARE allowed to land are significantly louder. FAA and airport authority noise regs are antiquated and do not work. When the FAA is spending millions of dollars soundproofing homes next to the I-280 soundwall in San Jose instead of modernizing the air traffic system, something is broke. and that something is policy.


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