North Field Research Group

The North Field Group was formed to address aircraft noise issues associated with the operation of the North Field or general aviation facility of Oakland International Airport.

As a technical sub-committee of the Noise Forum, the North Field Group meets quarterly and is chaired by the Airport Operations Manager Airside. The group consists of staff from the cities of Alameda and San Leandro, residents from both communities, and Airport staff. Representatives from the FAA, and airport users serve as advisors to the group. In 1997, the Director of Aviation formed this technical work group to look at alternative nighttime flight route/patterns for the North Field at Oakland International Airport. The North Field Group has been effective in addressing aircraft noise issues and in providing an educational forum for citizens, agency staff and airport operators to discuss the issues and understand them from a variety of perspectives. Since the inception, the group meets to evaluate noise abatement alternatives for North Field flights at Oakland International Airport and reviews noise abatement compliance monitoring data.

Members:

  • Matt Davis
    Airside Operations Manager
    Chairperson

  • Cynthia Eliason
    Citizen Representative
    City of San Leandro

  • Paul Sanftner
    Agency Representative
    City of San Leandro

  • Vacant
    Citizen Representative
    City of Alameda

  • Victor Cordell
    Citizen Representative
    City of Alameda

  • Brian McGuire
    Agency Representative
    City of Alameda

Advisors:

  • Jesse Richardson
    Noise/Environmental Compliance

  • Sarah C. Yenson
    Port Airspace Consultant

  • John Burger
    FAA Oakland Tower

  • Rhea Hanrahan
    Port Noise Consultant