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Can Everyday Folks Level the Playing Field?

Several years ago, an "all you can fly membership" airline began flying passenger planes out of small, private aviation airports, including an airport in San Carlos, California. San Carlos and neighboring communities are 20-some miles from San Francisco.

People residing in the communities have been raising concerns about noisy, low altitude flights over residential neighborhoods. And concerns about safety. They're reaching out for support through online communication, and they've organized some demonstrations.

There have been public hearings over a number of years. Local government officials and even the FAA have been evaluating possible options. But as years go by, the number of passenger planes flying over San Carlos and neighboring residential communities has been growing.

Businesses have many resources they can use to shape their message and influence opinion. Everyday people do what they can. But without all the resources businesses have at their disposal, …