The FAA held 3 fact finding meetings in the SFO bay area. Pacific Soaring Council, Inc. (PASCO) represented the soaring community at all 3 meetings to voice our concerns that the new airspace will have a detrimental impact on local glider soaring operations. Presentation and comment forms were submitted to the FAA by PASCO Board Members. The new class B restrictions will put 2 waypoints inside of Class B, and put the Class B area very close to several other waypoints frequently used by glider operations at Byron and Holister Airports.
Here are copies of the FAA & PASCO Presentations made at the meetings.(Adobe PDF files)
The FAA states that all comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rule making. Additional Comments can be emailed to the FAA, shown below.
Comments must be emailed to: email@example.com
Be sure to Mention "Proposed Modification of the San Francisco, CA, Class B Airspace Area", and that you represent Pacific Soaring Council, Inc., and your local soaring club.
This notice announces three fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users and others concerning a proposal to amend the Class B airspace area at San Francisco, CA. The purpose of these meetings is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on any proposed change to the airspace. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rule making.
will be were held on: POSTED HERE FOR INFORMATION -All meetings were attended and commented on by PASCO.
The FAA states that all comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rule making.
Pacific Soaring's Secretary, Dan Colton made a presentation at the first meeting and submitted 3 printed copies to the FAA representatives.
WORLD'S PREMIER INDEPENDENT AVIATION NEWS RESOURCE, has a article that mentions the impact on glider operations. Read the AVWeb Article on FAA Proposed SFO Class B changes