Protesting the new flight path over Santa Cruz County

Since NextGen shifted the U.S. ground-based air traffic control system to a satellite-based system using GPS, Santa Cruz County residents have had to deal with way more noise. A new southern arrival pattern to San Francisco International Airport (SFO.) called SERFR ONE replaces the BIG SUR TWO flight path that dispersed incoming flights over a much larger area. This new “Super Highway” over Santa Cruz County has motivated complaints and protest. Hundreds of people gathered on Friday, July 24 at Anna Jean Cummings Park aka Blue Ball Park to rally for the FAA to change the flight pattern back. Save Our Skies is the organization leading this community based protest.

Photos- Anna S. Hattis Photography

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Yvonne Falk

About Yvonne Falk

I take photos, manage and do admin for Santa Cruz Waves. Event photography is my specialty. I am versatile and will also take nature, landscape, portraits, food, sports, and advertisement shots. I love what I do!



5 comments on “Protesting the new flight path over Santa Cruz County


  1. Thanks for posting this article about the jet noise.
    My wife and I have lived in Scotts Valley for 28 years and the new flight path directly over our house has really compromised the quality of our lives.
    Thanks again for bringing this issue to the attention of your readers.

  2. This noise pattern is ruining peoples lives. Relocate the flights. Increase the height of the Jets. Disperse the focus of the traffic.

  3. Thanks for the help! The more people complaining the better! The FAA is like a terrorist group. They make u afraid to go outside, it is never ending, it takes away your hope and peace of mind! It is difficult to imagine our own goverment ruining the lives of hard working, property tax paying citizens. It is immoral! Lets keep fighting! Thanks


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