The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is dedicated to assisting our residents with aviation safety and noise concerns. While the City of Rancho Palos Verdes has no direct authority over airspace, the City takes airspace safety and noise impacts on our residents very seriously
Resident feedback is appreciated in the ongoing effort to mitigate aircraft noise concerns. Knowing the type of aircraft and flight path is important in determining which airport hotline to contact. Aviation activity over or near the Peninsula typically divides into two categories: General Aviation Aircraft and Scheduled Air Transport.
- General Aviation refers to all flights other than military and scheduled airline and cargo flights. General aviation aircraft flying over or near the Palos Verdes Peninsula often depart and land at Torrance Airport and are typically small fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters.
- Scheduled Air Transport includes a wide range of jet and turbo-prop aircraft operating on regularly scheduled routes. Scheduled aircraft flying over or near the Palos Verdes Peninsula are typically leaving or departing from LAX.
When filing a noise complaint, please note the date, time, location, direction of aircraft, airline and flight number if possible (airline and flight numbers are available on WebTrak).
- Click here to go to the Torrance Noise Abatement website, or call Torrance Noise Abatement at 310-784-7950.
- Click here to file an LAX WebTrak noise complaint or call the noise complaint hotline at 424-646-6473.
- Click here to file a Long Beach Airport Webtrak noise complaint or call the Long Beach noise complaint hotline at 562-570-2665.
Contacting Rancho Palos Verdes Staff
The public is encouraged to let the City know their thoughts and concerns regarding Peninsula airspace issues. Email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rancho Palos Verdes staff member So Kim at 310-544-5222
Proposed Class C Airspace Designations at Long Beach Airport (LGB)
RPV staff continues to monitor the proposed changes to Long Beach Airport airspace which could have potentially serious noise impact on the Rancho Palos Verdes and neighboring South Bay communities.
- Click here for more Long Beach Class C Airspace information.
Staff continues to work closely with Torrance Airport officials on airspace issues, including proposed changes to helicopter routes, which could impact Peninsula and City of Rancho Palos Verdes residents.
- Click here for the February 12, 2014 Update
- Click here for more information on Torrance Airport helicopter route information.
- Click here to access LAX’s WebTrak system. Using WebTrak, you can track flight activity into and out of LAX, along with detailed information about each aircraft and file noise complaints.
LAX Community Noise Round Table
RPV staff regularly attends LAX Community Noise Round Table meetings, which consist of local elected officials and staff, organized community groups, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) management. While safety is the overriding concern, the round table forum provides an opportunity for cooperation between the Airport and local communities to achieve noise impact reduction whenever possible.