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Helicopter Operations
Please be aware that beginning Monday, March 13 - 25 and possibly until Saturday, April 1, 2017. A helicopter will be operating from approximately 5:00 am and midnight departing east toward the stadium.  No other information is available. Thank you.

The Glendale Municipal Airport has been reviewing various operational procedures due to an increase in noise complaints from the residential area northwest of the airport. In coordination with the Air Traffic Control Tower, the following additional voluntary procedures are requested: New Noise Procedures | Runway Centerline Map



NEWS FROM DEER VALLEY AIRPORT - Temporary Runway Closure

Runway 7R/25L at Deer Valley Airport (DVT) will be temporarily closed for up to ten days beginning on Aug. 18, 2016 to allow for runway pavement repairs and improvements. During this time, all flight activities will be performed on Runway 7L/25R. Other general aviation airports may experience additional activity as a result of the temporary closure. The purpose of the closure is to allow for runway pavement repairs and improvements.


File a Noise Complaint

If you would like to file a complaint about aircraft noise, you can call our dedicated 24-hour number 623-930-2188, press option # 1, then press “0” and the # sign to leave your information or use the
Online Complaint Form.
When filing a complaint, please provide specific information for us to effectively research and record your concerns.
Please note: Information provided on the noise hotline or noise website may be subject to a public records request.

To report a safety issue caused by low flying aircraft, contact the FAA’s local Flight Standards District Office, (FSDO) located in Scottsdale, Arizona:

Noise Abatement Procedures
The airport is owned and operated by the city of Glendale, but the Federal Aviation Administration manages aircraft in flight and establishes flight patterns. As a public airport, it must be available for public use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, the airport through the Noise Abatement Procedures encourages operators to fly before 10 p.m. and after 7 a.m.
Glendale Municipal Airport Disclosure Map (pdf)
This map has been prepared in accordance with the Arizona Revised Statutes 28-8486, relating to Public Airport Disclosure. Traffic Pattern Airspace Boundaries have been established in accordance with the guidelines provided in the FAA Order 7400.2D. The Airport Noise Contours have been developed with the integrated Noise Model (Version 5.2a) and are based on Total Annual Operators (Take-offs and Landings) of 215,000. 1 Nautical mile = 6,080 feet or 1.1516 statute miles.

Glendale Operations
Operational Statistics for Glendale Airport are reported to the City of Glendale by the FAA Airport Traffic Control (ATC) Tower staff, who operate the Tower from 6 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. Until 7 p.m. on weekends. An “operation” is either a landing or takeoff at the airport by fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. An aircraft performing a Touch and Go (landing and immediately departing without stopping) counts as two operations. Based Aircraft | Tower Operations


FAR Part 150 Noise Compatibility Study


New Flight Tracking System

In an effort to provide the community with additional tools to understand flight operations in their area, Sky Harbor offers a flight tracking system called PublicVue. Users can view flight information as well as submit noise concerns directly within the application. Find out how to get started using the application by visiting the Quick Start Guides and Resources here.

Before using this tool, please note the following:

  • Flight information displayed is on a 10 minute delay due to security reasons, nearly real-time!
  • PublicVue works with the latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. You can also view the site on Android and iOS by using your browser.
  • Need help with the PublicVue site? Contact 602-273-3340. Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

FAA Metroplex Process - Public Invited to Comment

Phoenix is one of 21 areas in the United States where the FAA is implementing or planning to implement its Metroplex program. Metroplex looks at the entire airspace and all airports that use the airspace, and examines how technology can be implemented to improve safety, efficiency, capacity, and environmental impacts. The PHX Metroplex project will analyze aircraft arrival and departure procedures at a number of airports in a 200 mile radius of Phoenix. The project may involve changes in aircraft flight paths and/or altitudes in certain areas.

On May 1, 2015 FAA sent Glendale Municipal Airport the following letter regarding Notice of Intent to Prepare An Environmental Assessment Project For Phoenix Metroplex Project

For detailed information go to


Recent Changes to Sky Harbor Flight Paths

On Sept. 18, 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented changes in flight paths to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as part of its effort to streamline departures and arrivals using satellite-based navigation. Since then, Phoenix Sky Harbor and the Federal Aviation Administration have received questions and complaints about the changes.

The city of Glendale Airport held a public meeting to discuss the recent changes to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport flight paths. The meeting was held Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St. at 6 p.m. Representatives from city of Glendale presented information and discussed how the changes may affect Glendale residents. Representatives from the cities of Glendale and Phoenix held a question and answer session following the presentation.

Additional information on the flight path changes and FAA regulations can be found online. Residents can also contact the Glendale Municipal Airport by calling 623-930-2188.


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