Is there a legal minimum altitude that airplanes can fly over residential areas?
Federal Aviation Regulations specify a minimum altitude of 1,000 feet over congested areas and 500 feet over non-congested areas. The exception to this rule are helicopters and aircraft that are in the process of taking off or landing.
What can the Airport do to keep airplanes from flying over my neighborhood?
In an odd "Catch 22,", the Airport is responsible for airport noise but has absolutely no control over how and where the aircraft fly. Once the wheels of the aircraft leave the pavement, the aircraft is under the control of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office425-227-1813 (weekdays only-leave message evenings/weekends)
Why is there airplane traffic during the middle of the night?
Auburn Municipal Airport is open 24 hours a day. A large portion of our overnight flights are also air-ambulance flights transporting patients, blood, or organs to points throughout the state and country. Additionally, law enforcement and news media also use the airport regularly at night.
What are the routes airplanes are requested to fly?
Aircraft that fly in and out of Auburn are supplied with the file below which explains the recommended use of the Auburn Airport.