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Airport noise — from La Mesa to La Jolla

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Schnoor is quoted: "The negotiations described in the letter led eventually to Air Traffic Control creating a gate, “allegedly by putting red stickies on the radar screens of its controllers,” says Schnoor. “I never saw them, but that’s what Byron Wear told me. The agreement said that, for westerly departures, the aircraft were required to go out the gate established by two of the dots before starting their turns.” For flights east, the planes would then fly south to a spot indicated by a third red dot before turning east over Fort Rosecrans, thus avoiding residential neighborhoods to its north. The agreement was honored for close to seven years. “It created the single ‘gate’ to fly through,” says Schnoor. An October 2000 California State Audit of the airport described it. “The new procedures [directed] aircraft 1.5 miles west of the shoreline before turning south,” stated the audit. “Aircraft [were] directed so they do not cross Point Loma until as far south as Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. The FAA representatives … also made assurances that Lindbergh Field air traffic controllers direct departing aircraft to a 275- or 290-degree heading when cleared for takeoff.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Complete and total fabrications by someone, it's clear that Wear and Schnoor have never read the Bilbray letter. No red "stickies" ever existed, no gates were created, no agreement to only use a 275° or 290° heading was ever made. ------------------------------------------------------------
— August 8, 2018 9:43 a.m.