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FAA: Most commercial aircraft adhere to noise-reduction rules

by Dave Boyce

In a year-long study of the noise impacts of commercial flights coming into San Francisco International Airport by crossing the Santa Cruz Mountains in the vicinity of Woodside and Portola Valley, the Federal Aviation Administration found that 83 percent of the flights crossed over a Woodside navigation beacon at or near the required minimum altitude of 8,000 feet above sea level.

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