It is very disappointing to read the questionable results of the lead monitoring at San Carlos Airport. Although the EPA and the Bay Area Air Quality Officials were advised in advance against placing the monitors in the aircraft preflight run-up area, they chose to ignore the warnings and to no one’s surprise came up with the faulty results they published.
What do you think would happen if the EPA set-up their monitors behind your car in the driveway or garage? Do you think the emissions would be higher than elsewhere on the street or neighborhood? Of course they would.
It is unfortunate that the EPA would rather release faulty results to show it is doing something, than to do the science accurately. California’s pilots and the public would rather have the truth as opposed a bureaucracy trying to justify itself.
Ed Rosiak – President
California Pilots Association