WELCOME. Large numbers of helicopters are flying to and from the Airport in Torrance, California, causing lots of noise in otherwise quiet neighborhoods in Torrance and surrounding communities. It's estimated there are as many as 8,000 flyovers a year, in the Hollywood Riviera neighborhood alone, 2 miles west of the Airport.
This site is dedicated to informing the public about helicopter noise issues, determining the level of community concern, and organizing public support for reducing noise impacts on residents.
In 2009 we submitted a petition to the Torrance City Council asking for their help (See Petition Tab). This website chronicles our efforts that are still ongoing today. Revised Arrival/Departure routes for Torrance Airport are still under review by the FAA. Additionally, federal legislation has been introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Adam Schiff to direct the FAA issue regulations to reduce helicopter noise in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (LAAHNC), a group of area residents, has been formed and has been meeting with the FAA, helicopter pilots and elected officials in an attempt to bring about some improvements.
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On October 8, 2013, the Long Beach City Council voted to support the LA Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2013. So far, 14 LA area city councils have voted to support federal legislation and that includes 9 of the 11 cities along the LA County coastline. See the complete list under the Current Events tab.