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 have been 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, and organizing public support for reducing noise impacts on residents.
In January, 2014, the United States Congress has passed legislation (H.R. 3547) directing the Secretary of Transportation (who is responsible for the Federal Aviation Administration) to take steps to reduce helicopter noise in Los Angeles County and to collaborate with the community and helicopter operators. The legislation provides that unless significant progress is made by January, 2015, the Secretary is directed begin the regulatory process leading to mandatory rules.
Citizens for Quiet Helicopters joined with representatives of other communities and formed the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (LAAHNC). We have been representing the community perspective in collaborative meetings with the FAA and helicopter operators in an effort to reach voluntary agreements. As of March 1, 2015, no agreements have been reached and we are awaiting a report from the FAA and a determination from the Secretary of Transportation on the degree of progress they think has been achieved.
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