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Opinion - July 23, 2010

Making money for Moffett

When it comes to finding the $7 million a year it needs to operate the airfield at Moffett Field, NASA Ames is between a rock and a president.

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Posted by Myra Orta
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 28, 2010 at 11:24 pm

We are 47 years residents of Los Altos, live in south Los Altos near the Foothill Expressway, St. Joseph area not far from Blossom Valley shopping center. My husband is a retired aeronautical engineer who is a docent at NASA, helping childre learn about space. We live directly over the Moffett Field air path and would be very disturbed by low flying planes taking off and landing at Moffett during the night and early morning. I do not think it is fair to ask people who have built their homes and lived here for decades to put up with the selfish behavior of the inconsiderate owners of small planes who like to fly around for joy rides. The VP's of silicon valley can be like the rest of us and take commercial flights. This area has crowded skys and adding more air traffic is an accident waiting to happen. We have planes from Minetta San Jose Airport, San Franciso Airport, Oakland Airport as well as the small airports at Palo Alto, San Carlos, Reed airport in east San Jose and the occasional flights to and from Moffett. I think it is insane to test the air space with more planes. I suggest Moffett shut down the airfield altogether and make a space museum which would benefit the community and bring in revenue from charging addmission and rent the space for community events. Respectfully submitted, Myra Orta, Los Altos, CA

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