3:00am 7/29 Outbound Flight

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UPDATE 8/2, 6:05PM - We received the following quick response from SFO Airport Director John Martin.

UPDATE 8/1, 10:19AM: Congresswoman Jackie Speier's office sent this letter to SFO Director John Martin and the FAA yesterday and are awaiting a response.  Also, the FAA Data page on the City's website has been updated with July's flight data provided by the FAA.

UPDATE 7/30, 2:09PM: The Aircraft Noise Abatement Office informed the City today that it was able to determine that the pilot of Kalitta Flight CKS2837 accepted the Quiet Six Departure.  The plane took off on Runway 28R (oriented East/West), but after a slower than typical climb rate, made a right turn later than preferred, thus overflying South San Francisco, San Bruno Mtn., and Brisbane.  The Aircraft Noise Abatement Office will be working with Kalitta more closely so that the airline can become more familiar with the communities surrounding the airport and fly over the commercial/industrial segments of the northern Peninsula (east of 101) and not disturb the residents. 

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Many if not all residents were awoken to an extremely low-flying plane at approximately 3am today.  Bert Ganoug, Manager of SFO’s Aircraft Noise Abatement Office responded to the City’s inquiry that this was a cargo plane departing SFO, currently en route to Seoul, South Korea.  Flight CKS2837 departed SFO at 2:57am as a FedEx flight (FDX37) was departing OAK for Anchorage International.  Flight CKS2837 crossed over San Bruno Mtn. at approximately 2,055 ft. above sea level.

The Aircraft Noise Abatement Office is just getting into their investigation since the event happened after midnight and the full data will not be in their system until tomorrow morning.  When they give us their update, we’ll be sure to post it here as an update at the top of this post.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

Noise data reports from the FAA are posted to the City's website on the FAA Data page and months March - June were added today.

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