Airplane Noise and Traffic

The City of Laguna Beach announced on January 23 the settlement of its lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) challenging the Metroplex decision as it relates to commercial jet aircraft operations at John Wayne Airport.  Click here for a copy of the Settlement Agreement.

To report low-flying aircraft contact­­­ the local FAA Flight Standards District Office in Long Beach at (562) 420-1755. Ask for the Operations Officer on Duty.

To complain about aircraft noise email the FAA’s Noise Ombudsman at 9-AWA-NoiseOmbudsman@faa.gov or call (202) 267-3521. You will need to provide specifics regarding your complaint, including dates and times of the aircraft generating the noise. Click here for John Wayne Airport’s web-based aircraft flight tracking system to help identify the flight in question. Using this tracking system can find the airline, aircraft type, altitude and flight track.

The FAA has the sole authority to control air traffic. The City Council established a Subcommittee on Airplane Noise in 2013 to address airplane noise issues.  City staff sends out frequent updates on behalf of the Subcommittee on Airplane Noise to interested residents.  If you would like to receive these updates, please send an email to lavila@lagunabeachcity.net.  For information about what we have done, please contact the Public Works Department at (949) 497-0344