I appreciate the expanded coverage of the Quiet Skies Idyllwild public meeting on Saturday, March 2.
The text and photographs are excellent, however, we find the article’s title “Quiet Skies demands FAA cancel flight path over Idyllwild, shunt jets over Temecula” to be misleading and may spark reaction from Temecula residents. We certainly don’t want other towns in Riverside County to suffer from the burden of increased overflights, such as we have here in Idyllwild.
In fact, there is a line in the same article that captures our position more appropriately: “Perhaps the FAA can design a modified route just south of Temecula which would make the shift even more compelling for safety and noise pollution considerations.”
David Pearson, PhD
Quiet Skies Idyllwild
Editor’s note: When asked about the flights over Temecula in an email, Pearson’s response was: “Yes, there would be an increase in overflights of Temecula. However, these would not number any more than they were already experiencing pre-March 2017. Also, Temecula does not experience the noise reverberation from overflights which plagues us here on the bowl-shaped western slopes of Mt. San Jacinto.”