BERKELEY, Calif. — The Navy has determined a military jet pilot who zoomed close over Berkeley in January, alarming many residents, broke no federal rules.
Officials said Monday that the Jan. 27 flyover complied with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and Navy safety regulations.
The Los Angeles Times says (http://lat.ms/1XwhReF) the Navy's report finds the pilot had FAA clearance for his elevation and flight path.
The afternoon flyover — estimated at between 2,500 to 3,000 feet — frightened some people. Several residents on Twitter reported that the loud, low-flying jet was noisy enough to set off car alarms, wake babies and scare office workers.
Officials said the jet traveled from Naval Air Station Lemoore, located southwest of Fresno, to the Bay Area and back.