KSMO

Santa Monica Muni Airport

Santa Monica, California, United States

Noise Abatement Information - Last update 08/11/2016

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  Overview

In order to mitigate potential negative impacts from aircraft operations and enhance compatibility with the surrounding communities, Santa Monica Airport maintains a proactive and extensive noise management program, which includes a maximum allowable noise level of 95dBA SENEL, limited aircraft operating hours and requested noise management operating procedures.

  Mandatory Restrictions

All Runways  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & HELI  |  Arrival & Departure

The following procedures and limitations are enforced per the City’s Aircraft Noise Ordinance. Violations may result in the imposition of fines and/or exclusion from Santa Monica Airport.

Maximum Noise Level – A maximum noise level of 95.0 dBA Single Event Noise Exposure Level, measured at noise monitor sites 1,500 feet from each end of the runway, is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Night Departure Curfew – No takeoffs or engine starts (including APU) are permitted between 11pm and 7am Monday through Friday, or until 8am on weekends. Exceptions are allowed for bona fide medical or public safety emergencies only.

Operational Limitations – Touch-and-go, stop-and-go, and low approaches are prohibited on weekends, holidays, and weekdays from one-half hour after sunset until 7am the following day.

Helicopter Training – Helicopter Training is prohibited.

  Curfews

All Runways  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & HELI  |  Arrival & Departure

No engine starts (including APU), run-ups, or departures except for medical or public safety emergencies during the following times:

Mon-Fri: 2300 to 0700 Local
Sat-Sun: 2300 to 0800 Local

Voluntary Arrival Curfew for the hours depicted above.




All Runways  |  All Aircraft Categories  |  Departure Only

Aircraft that depart during curfew hours must provide written information concerning the emergency to Airport Management within 72 hours prior or subsequent to the departure of the aircraft. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the aircraft pilot, owner, operator and/or lessee incurring a civil penalty of $2000. The following informoation is required:

- Patient’s name and address
- Names of medical attendants or personnel and the discipline in which they are licensed or hold a certificate to practice
- A signed statement by the attending physician specifying that a medical emergency was involved
- Requesting medical facility or agency
- Intended destination
- Type and registration number of the aircraft
- Names of all flight crew members

Medical Emergency Exemption Form:
http://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/Departments/Airport/Lifeguard%20Form%20Final.pdf




All Runways  |  All Aircraft Categories  |  Arrival Only

Although arrivals are permitted 24 hours a day, a voluntary curfew for arrivals is in effect during the following times:

Mon-Fri: 2300 to 0700 Local
Sat-Sun: 2300 to 0800 Local

  Images / Diagrams

Runways: 03 & 21  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E  |  Arrival & Departure

Airport Diagram with Noise Monitors and Turbine Aircraft Hold Areas

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Runways: 03 & 21  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E  |  Arrival & Departure

Noise Monitors and Fixed Wing Routes

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Runways: 03 & 21  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E  |  Arrival & Departure

Fixed Wing Pattern

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All Runways  |  Aircraft Category HELI  |  Arrival & Departure

Helicopter VFR Operations

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  Arrivals

All Runways  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E  |  Arrival Only

GENERAL

Maintain pattern altitude or above as long as practical. Do not allow pattern altitude to erode on extended downwind and base legs. Utilize low energy approaches. Approach as steeply as is safe and practical and aim for a point further down the runway is your aircraft is capable.

Arrivals from the Northwest

Report offshore Palisades and follow Freeway 10 to intercept the North downwind (Avoid overflights of the Pacific Palisades)




All Runways  |  Aircraft Category HELI  |  Arrival Only

Expect to enter mid-field at or above 900 feet MSL and execute a descending turn to the North Taxiway. Descent from 900 feet MSL should be made over the Airport or business park to the taxiway.

All helicopters will remain North of RWY21 and avoid the flow of other arriving fixed-wing aircraft unless cleared to use the Runway

  Departures

All Runways  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E  |  Departure Only

Climb as steeply as practical and safe until reaching the departure end of the runway.




Runway 21  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E  |  Departure Only

RUNWAY 21

Standard traffic pattern is left. Please verfly the Penmar Golf Course west of SMO. On initial departure turn 10 degrees left at the departure end of the runway and then a right turn to heading 225 to maintain flight track over the golf course. DO NOT INITIATE THE LEFT 10 DEGREE TURN PRIOR TO THE END OF THE RUNWAY

RUNWAY 03

Standard traffic pattern is right. After takeoff, turn crosswind over the 405 Freeway (numerous noise sensitive areas under the pattern).




Runway 21  |  Aircraft Category HELI  |  Departure Only

RUNWAY 21

Depart via the Runway (over the Runway, not the Taxiway) and execute a left turn at the end of the Runway to overfly the Penmar Golf Course. Helicopters departing the area are requested to turn at the shoreline.




Runway 03  |  Aircraft Category HELI  |  Departure Only

RUNWAY 03

Proceed straight out to the 405 Freeway before executing a left or right crosswind departure.

Helicopters will be sequenced with the flow of fixed-wing aircraft and no crosswind turns are permitted prior to the 405 Freeway.

  Preferential Runways

All Aircraft Categories  |  Departure Only

When the marine layer is off the West end of the airport, pilots are requested to use RWY03 for VFR departures, traffic and weather permitting.

  Reverse Thrust

All Runways  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E

The use of reverse thrust can negatively impact the residential areas surrounding the airport, particularly during the night hours. The use of minimum reverse thrust necessary for safety is recommended, consistent with runway conditions and available length.

  Pattern Altitudes

ALL VALUES ARE MSL (FEET)



Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E

1,400’ MSL – Single-Engine
1,900’ MSL – Multi-Engine

  Intersection Takeoffs

All Runways  |  Aircraft Categories: A, B, C, D & E

Intersection departures are prohibited.

  APU Use

The maximum allowable APU run-time is 30 minutes. The APU is considered an engine start and shall comply with curfew restrictions.

For noise abatement purposes, please limit APU use to the minimum time necessary.

  Engine Runup

Please perform pre-flight run-ups away from runway ends and in front of sound attenuation walls whenever possible.




RWY03 & RWY21 are in close proximity to residential areas. Extended high power settings on run-up or departure negatively impact the community.

  Flight Training

Touch-and-go, stop-and-go, and low approaches are prohibited on weekends, holidays, and weekdays from one-half hour after sunset until 0700 Local the following day




Formation takeoffs and landings are prohibited




Helicopter Training is Prohibited

  Stage II

Stage II Aircraft over 75,000 lbs are prohibited from operating at Santa Monica

  Stage III

Santa Monica Airport has a maximum noise limit of 95.0 dBA SENEL as measured 1,500 feet from each runway end and a maximum landing weight of 60,000 lbs.

  Noise Ordinance

A Noise Ordinance has been established setting a maximum noise level of 95.0 dBA Single Event Noise Exposure Level (SENEL) measured at noise monitor sites 1,500 feet from each runway end.

Repeat violators of the noise limit shall be progressively fined ($2000, $5000, $10000) and exluded from using the airport.




Compliance with the airport Noise Ordinance is mandatory unless deviations are made necessary by weather, ATC instructions or clearances, an inflight emergency, or other safety considerations.

  Noise Monitoring

A noise monitoring program is in affect. The airport Noise Office strongly encourages crews to contact SMO Noise Office on Freqency 122.85. Noise level (dBA) on departure and arrivals are given as soon as aircraft is airborne and past noise monitor.

  Prior Permission (PPR) Operations

Prior permission is required (PPR) from the Airport Director for dual wheel aircraft in excess of 60,000 lbs certified maximum landing weight.

  Aircraft Specific Procedures

  Airport Contact Info

Name: Stelios Makrides, Administrator, Airport Operations
Phone: 310-458-8591
Noise Hotline: 310-458-8692
Fax: 310-572-4495
Email: noise@smogov.net
Web Address: http://www.santamonicaairport.org
Noise Complaint Address: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/Airport/form.aspx?ekfrm=8886
Address:
3223 Donald Douglas Loop South
Santa Monica CA 90405

  AOPA Noise Awareness Steps (Not Applicable)

Not applicable.

  NBAA Procedures (Not Applicable)

Not applicable.

Temporary Information (None)

None

Preferential Instrument Procedures (None)

None

Community Groups/Info (None)

None

Flight Track Monitoring (None)

None

Airport Maps

Airport Contact

Name: Stelios Makrides, Administrator, Airport Operations
Phone: 310-458-8591
Noise: 310-458-8692
Fax: 310-572-4495
Address:
3223 Donald Douglas Loop South
Santa Monica CA 90405

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Airport Data

Elevation: 177 ft
City: Santa Monica, California, United States
Sectional Chart: Los Angeles
Flight Service: Hawthorne FSS
Control Tower: Yes
Wind Indicator: Yes
Fuel: 100LLA
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