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Re: Commercial Flight Traffic over Yosemite and other NP's

Postby rlown » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:13 pm

oldranger wrote:While I don't like overflights anymore than anyone else where exactly to you propose e-w flights be relocated to.

If it were me? I'd route it right down the I-80 corridor. There are already Interstates, condo/winter cabins/Railroads there. One expects noise there; Not over a NP.

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Re: Commercial Flight Traffic over Yosemite and other NP's

Postby gdurkee » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:28 pm

On the bright side, there's rarely civilian air traffic over Sequoia Kings -- it's part of restricted Edwards military flight zone (R-2508), extending from about Muir Pass south to the end of the Sierra. On occasional weekends they'll release it if there's no military traffic scheduled. Otherwise, there's no restrictions on any civilian flights anywhere else in the Sierra (e.g. Yosemite) which is obviously a direct route to both SFO & Sacramento etc.

Military traffic over Sequoia Kings (only) is restricted to 3,000 feet above ground level (AGL). LeMoore and their F-18's usually respect that, it's the other visiting training groups that often run amok at tree top.

There have been sound impact studies of air traffic in both Yosemite and Sequoia Kings. I don't know what happened to the data if it was ever even compiled.

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