Pilots flying in and out of San Carlos and Half Moon Bay airports and the public can see a bird’s-eye view of the existing routes designed to reduce aircraft noise in a series of high definition aerial videos posted on the new Airport Noise Information website launched today.

 

The narrated videos help pilots new to the County’s two airports understand how to navigate the airspace.  Even non-pilots will appreciate the beautiful aerial footage. They’re narrated to point out local landmarks and how “flying friendly” can help curb noise for those below.

 

“Our hope is that pilots will view the videos before they visit our airports to familiarize themselves with local knowledge and our voluntary arrival and departure routes,” said Airport Manager Gretchen Kelly. “And the videos are just beautiful. Everybody can enjoy the view of the coast near Half Moon Bay or flying over the city of San Francisco.”

 

The videos are one section of the new Airport Noise Information site (https://publicworks.smcgov.org/noise-abatement-program). Visitors to the site can also find relevant material about airport noise, airport operations including data on takeoffs and landings and the County’s Aircraft Noise Management Plan.

 

At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Airport Division worked on the plan and updated the Voluntary Noise Abatement Procedure (VNAP) marketing materials with the pilot associations and aviation businesses at both the San Carlos and Half Moon Bay Airports, community and city representatives, aviation consultants and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In addition to the videos and website, the airport has updated its printed materials including posters and brochures which will be distributed locally and to other airports.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Airport Communications Specialist Davi Howard, dhoward@smcgov.org