The rumble of jets overhead every five minutes means Rachel Kellerman has a hard time working from her Palo Alto home.
“It’s this big spike all of a sudden,” she said. “Over and over again, it’s like a stab in your brain.”
Hundreds of flights pass over Kellerman’s home each day through routes designed by a state-of-the-art air traffic control system being implemented nationwide by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The result — complaints about noise from residents in the flight path have spiked 2,706% in one year.
Kellerman is one of thousands of Peninsula residents concerned about the noise,...