2,948. 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 95 percent compliance rate. 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 30 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 [...]
One of the main noise abatement procedures that the OAK Noise Management Program focuses on is encouraging all corporate pilots to depart from Runway 30. But why? Why, when a runway sits right outside the corporate hangars, do pilots need to taxi over to Runway 30? Departing the North Field (Runways 28R/L and 33) puts aircraft directly over the Alameda community just as they are at full throttle during takeoff — the noisiest portion of their flight. With regular jet traffic departing overhead, the neighborhood would have noise impacts that are both disruptive in volume and nearly constant in [...]
Taxiway Bravo is one of the longest taxiways at the airport and connects the North and South Fields. The Taxiway Victor & Bravo Rehabilitation Project will repave the existing taxiways and upgrade in-pavement guidance lights. The project scope includes all of Taxiway Victor and over one mile of Taxiway Bravo between Whiskey and the North Field Bridge that crosses Ron Cowan Parkway. This project is funded through the FAA Airport Improvement Program. During this work, portions of Taxiway Victor & Bravo will be closed between September 13, 2021, through October 4, 2021, and October 11, 2021, through November 5, 2021. [...]
Fleet Week 2021: Oct. 3-11 OAK will serve as the temporary home to most of the Air Show performers: Blue Angels other military aircraft aerobatic aircraft Description of General Activity During Fleet Week, Blue Angel operations are anticipated off the North Field during many of the times listed below, and residents off the departure end of Runways 28L/28R will experience an increased level of noise. On arrival, Blue Angel aircraft typically perform a "carrier break," which generally brings the aircraft overhead of the airfield, after which time they will initiate a descending 270 degree right turn towards the runway. Residents [...]
Oakland International Airport Announces New Viewpoint App Updates. The following information outlines details regarding the Viewpoint App updates: The "Would you like to be contacted?" field has moved to the “Submit Report” page. Residents can now modify their preference per complaint. Two new graphs were added to the history page: One for the number of events and one for event type breakdown. The number of complaints also now have a daily versus weekly toggle. There are now more ways to submit complaints, and the airport allows residents to submit events more quickly. The "Submit Now" tab has a running clock and quick [...]
Oakland International Airport will welcome the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team, the Red Arrows, on their North America Tour. The Red Arrows will arrive at OAK on Tuesday, October 1 at approximately 10:30 a.m. and depart on Wednesday, October 2 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Although there will only be one arrival and one departure of these aircraft, airport neighbors may experience an unusual level of noise due to the military aircraft operations. Aircraft noise concerns may be directed to OAK’s Noise Hotline at (510) 563-6463.