Polite Pilots Make Progress on Noise Abatement in Last Quarter

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2,932. That is the number of times that corporate pilots taxied to Runway 30 and followed noise abatement procedures during takeoff at OAK last quarter.

That’s a 93 percent compliance rate, and a 3 percent increase in compliance from the same quarter last year.

So we want to say thanks to every polite pilot who made the extra effort to be a good neighbor this last quarter. That small effort to use Runway 3-0 makes a huge difference for families and community members who make their home at the end of Runway 10.

We track our progress every quarter to see how successful we are and gauge the progress we are making. Each of those reports can be found here.

The good news is that 205 more corporate flights used the proper runway in the last quarter than in the same quarter in 2017. But we know we have more work to do, and we’re increasing our outreach to corporate pilots to let them know the procedures for departing by Runway 3-0 and the reasons why it is important to follow noise abatement procedures.

We’ll regularly update our neighbors and our pilot community here on the progress we are making.  But for now, thanks to every courteous pilot who complied with noise abatement procedures this quarter. Our door is always open to talk about any of the noise abatement programs at OAK.

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