Aptos low flying planes

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Emma Brearley

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Apr 26, 2013
Myself and some of our neighbors are considering starting an action group to do something about the amount of low flying small planes buzzing our homes in clear weather they are mainly from nearby Watsonville operators, drop me a line if you would like to join. EB

Kent, WA

#2 May 1, 2013
I live in seascape and I too hear the planes! If you go outside and watch them they are stunt planes doing crazy amazing tricks that you would see on a red bull commercial.... If you have kids it's kinda cool because its like a free air show and little boys in the neighborhood can watch on the clear days but for everyone else, the planes are really loud and annoying! I'm a college student and it's hard to try and study while your hearing zipping and zooming back and forth for a few hours at a time.... I say they keep it to the weekends or in times where most people are at work or not home... But noise ordinance is 10pm to 8am and don't you just hate it when it's Sunday and your only day to sleep in and your neighbor decided to mow his lawn and use the loudest machinery possible at 8am!?! Happens to me a lot and it such Sunday it should be 9 am... But the planes I can understand your frustration

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 May 3, 2013
I am with you, we moved here 25 years ago when the there was virtually no traffic from Watsonville but since the tour companies and skydive business opened they have gradually made the area around Rio Del Mar, Aptos and Capitola an unofficial airshow with very little regard for the residents. Post the website when you get up and running and I will help in any way I can.

Watsonville, CA

#4 Jun 2, 2013
I live behind seascape beach, and yes these planes doing stunts close to shore, are irritating. The noise is awful . There's been one zooming and diving, buzzing us as I write. I can't believe this is legal.

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Jul 2, 2013
Karen wrote:
I live behind seascape beach, and yes these planes doing stunts close to shore, are irritating. The noise is awful . There's been one zooming and diving, buzzing us as I write. I can't believe this is legal.
I have actually been doing some research on this and it appears most of the low flying is actually being executed by a handful of planes being flown out of Watsonville. They have an ordinance in place there but it does not apply to The Aptos area which is why they plague the area.

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Jul 6, 2013
I was on beach yesterday around 6pm it looked like an airshow....crazy stuff for such a congested area!

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Jul 23, 2013
Most of the noise comes from one company...Specialized Aviation, they have ruined the ambiance of Monterey Bay, they treat the area as their own aerodrome.

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Aug 25, 2013
frigging guy in charge over there Williams will never side with affected residents, that piece of shit is only interested in the pilots that abuse the local population.
Wendy S

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Mar 18, 2014
Anyone just see the 2 small planes imitating a dog fight at Capitola...dangerous stuff just a few hundred feet above the town.

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