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. There are THOUSANDS of helicopter flyovers a year in the Hollywood Riviera neighborhood alone, 2 miles west of the Airport. Unlike fixed wing planes, there are no specific minimum altitude requirements for helicopters. Helicopter pilots decide what altitude to fly and it is sometimes as low as 300 feet above ground level. Helicopter flights cause excessive noise which interferes with daily activities, disrupts peace and quiet, and lowers property values.
This site is dedicated to informing the public about helicopter noise issues, and organizing public support for reducing noise impacts on residents.
Citizens for Quiet Helicopters has merged with other residents of Los Angeles County and formed the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (LAAHNC). LAAHNC spent several years in talks to try to get the helicopter industry to agree to voluntary flight practices to reduce noise. We made no progress. So, on October 20, 2015, LAAHNC petitioned the FAA to begin the process of establishing mandatory regulations governing helicopter flights in Los Angeles County. For more information go to LAHelicopterNoise.org/petition.