BVA from SQL
IMPORTANT: Actions Needed!!!
Please send your objection to BVA via FAA email address:
email@example.com by Nov. 11, 2017 midnight
For sample letters, etc. please follow the instructions in the link below:
Or this shorter link if you prefer: http://tinyurl.com/stopbva
Note: Optionally, after sending the email, we would like you to notify us about the actions here, so we have some internal statistics to double check with FAA data.
Recent News on BVA
- Noise shifted to Sunnyvale and Cupertino
- Pushed by San Carlos Airport (SQL), San Mateo County, and Surf Air, working with FAA
It is clear that the BVA merely shifted noise pollution from one residential community to yet another.
It is also alarming and disappointing that the cities most impacted by the BVA were never consulted nor notified of the proposed route and operational testing period.
The resolution will need to be fair and equitable.
10/27/2017 Some letters from Sunnyvale & Cupertino residents in objection to BVA
10/26/2017 Existing San Mateo County presentations are misleading and inaccurate!
10/19/2017 President, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Dave Cortese's Letter to FAA in Objection to BVA
In the letter, Mr. Cortese named the BVA into 'Blind Visual Approach', which is the best name for it so far!
10/18/2017 District 17 Congressman Town Hall Meeting Speech on BVA Issue
We will not allow BVA, please disapprove BVA!
Congresswoman Anna Eshool agrees to this letter too.
10/18/2017 Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks Protest Letter to FAA on BVA
The 150,000 residents in Sunnyvale Do Not Accept BVA!
10/16/2017 District 17 Congressman Ro Khanna's Protest Letter to FAA on BVA
It Is Noise Shifting!
09/27/2017 FAA Held a 'Community Out Reach' event on BVA Issue at San Jose
We said No in one voice (Youtube Recording), but they would not listen for the whole time.
06/12/2017 Surf Air flight resumed flying over Sunnyvale following the BVA they have proposed. And this is part of the 'agreement' which mysteriously disappeared!
05/18/2017 Sunnyvale & Cupertino Residents Attended San Mateo County Community Meeting
We do not support BVA, and Sunnyvale Council Member Larry Klein Said No: Youtube Recording
05/17/2017 San Carlos Airport Association Posted agreement with Surf Air 'by mistake'
There is an agreement reached among San Mateo County, Surf Air (flights now being operated by Encompass Aviation, LLC), and the San Carlos Airport Association that will redirect Surf Air flights conducted in VFR (BVA) conditions away from noise sensitive areas. As a result, the proposed curfew ordinance will be withdrawn from consideration.
The agreement was signed and dated on 05/17/2017, and then everything about this agreement was removed from the website, the only thing left is our screenshots of it and airplane noise for Sunnyvale.
01/05/2017 BVA 6-month Trial Ended
06/30/2016 Sunnyvale Air Traffic
08/15/2016 Follow-Up on Airplane Noise
07/05/2016 BVA 6-month Trial Started WITHOUT notifying any of Sunnyvale residents or officials.