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About Us
We are a group of Belmont homeowners who are concerned about the dramatic increase in aircraft noise over our town since March 2015.

More commercial aircraft are flying lower and making more noise than in the past, as a result of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) implementation of the "NextGen" air traffic control system.

We object to the FAA's unilateral decision to funnel more aircraft over our community.  We accept that aircraft must fly somewhere to reach Bay Area airports. We simply do not accept that the FAA has increased the noise and pollution above  historical levels.

Read about the principles which guide our efforts to restore the formerly quiet skies above our homes.

FAA's NextGen air traffic control system.  Video created by our friends at SkyPosse Los Altos which explains increased air traffic and noise due to FAA's NextGen. 

Upcoming Events

Select Committee Working Group Meeting on Thursday, Sep 29, 1-4pm, at Palo Alto City Hall, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

Select Committee Working Group Meeting on Thursday, Oct 13, 1-4pm, at Palo Alto City Hall, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

Select Committee Working Group Meeting on Thursday, Oct 27, 1-4pm, at Palo Alto City Hall, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

How To Complain
Individual complaints about aircraft noise pollution matter because SFO publishes complaint numbers monthly. One complaint from 100 people carries much more weight than 100 complaints from one person.

Visit to complain to SFO about loud aircraft.  The site is very easy to use.  It reports the commercial aircraft's model, flight number, and altitude at your location.  A Google or Facebook account is required.

Sign the Petition started by our friends at SkyPosse Palo Alto to demand that our elected officials take action to reduce aircraft noise.

Visit our pages on How To Take Action  and contact our elected officials, including City, County, State, and Federal representatives.

Recent News 

FAA Select Committee Meeting in Mountain View on June 29, 2016. Quiet Skies Mid-Peninsula, Quiet Skies Woodside, and Sky Posse Palo Alto all presented.

Coalition of 13 Advocacy Groups Across 3 Counties Urge Select Committee to Find True Regional Solution to Airplane Noise Problem. Read the letter.

FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise
About 100 residents from San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties showed up at forum...

FAA Select Committee Meeting in Redwood City on June 15, 2016.  Four more community advocacy groups presented at this public meeting.  See the agenda and presentations here.

Quiet Skies Mid-Peninsula public forum on aircraft noise on June 4, 2016.  Moderated by Los Altos Hills vice-mayor, Gary Waldeck.  See the agenda and the presentations.

FAA Select Committee Meeting in Santa Cruz on May 25, 2016. See our summary of the meeting, and presentations made by Quiet Skies Los Altos Hills and the San Lorenzo advocacy group from the Santa Cruz Mountains that review the FAA Proposal of May 16. 

Analysis of FAA proposal of May 16, 2016. No relief for Mid-Pen.  See our letter summarizing our analysis of FAA proposal.    See the FAA documents and read the full Mid-Pen analysis.

Los Altos Community meeting of May 11. Quiet Skies Mid-Peninsula groups from Los Altos Hills, Los Altos and Palo Alto noise organizations presented.  Get presentations here.

FAA Select Committee On April 4, Reps. Eshoo (CA-18), Farr (CA-20), and Speier (CA-14) announced the formation of the FAA Select Committee for South Bay Arrivals, and announced its membership--including LAH vice mayor Gary Waldeck and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian.  The congressional representatives also released an update to the FAA’s Initiative to Address Northern California Noise Concerns.