County unveils aerial videos, website aimed at reducing aircraft noise

County unveils aerial videos, website aimed at reducing aircraft noise

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For pilots who want learn how to reduce their noise impact when flying in and out of airports in San Carlos and Half Moon Bay, as well as members of the general public who simply enjoy aerial views of our region, San Mateo County today unveiled several aerial videos with suggested flight paths, along with a noise abatement information website.

The narrated videos provide a bird’s eye view of flight plans designed to reduce aircraft noise in local communities. All of the videos are posted on the county’s new Airport Noise Information website, which launched today and provides other relevant information about airport noise, and data on takeoffs and landings.

“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,” Airport Manager Gretchen Kelly said in a statement. “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 county’s Airport Division worked on the voluntary noise-abatement procedure at the direction of the Board of Supervisors. Along with the new videos and updated website, the airport has updated its printed materials and will distribute them locally and to other airports, the county said.