Community Noise Roundtable
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) has been owned and operated by Jefferson County since 1960, and the airport has grown along with the surrounding region. Recently, flight operations have recovered to levels last seen in the early 2000s and, prior to that, the 1970s. As a public-use airport , we listen closely to community concerns about flight operations, noise and other topics.
Community Noise Roundtable
Jefferson County, RMMA and the surrounding municipalities support the formation of a community roundtable to address the concerns raised by members of local communities.
Formation of the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Community Noise Roundtable (RMMACNR) ensures representation from all potentially impacted stakeholders, including surrounding communities and jurisdictions, airport users, and the FAA, so that any requested change in aircraft operations by one community, does not negatively and unfairly impact another. This is also the FAA’s preferred venue for considering changes in airspace procedures and routing so that all surrounding communities must vet any changes in airport operations and aircraft routing.
What Has Already Been Done
- Formation of an airport noise task force to evaluate potential voluntary noise abatement procedures
- RMMA always encourages pilots to fly quietly to the extent possible consistent with flight safety and the federal preemption of airspace
- RMMA participation in the town of Superior/city of Louisville Airport Noise Study
- Publication of revised voluntary noise abatement procedures in late 2019
- An ESRI story map was created by the city of Louisville and town of Superior to share some basic information with their communities about the airport. It contains a noise map, the airport influence area and traffic pattern maps, flight traffic and training information and more.
RMMACNR is a voluntary association of RMMA, neighboring communities, federal and state agencies and airport users.
The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Community Noise Roundtable (RMMACNR) is expected to meet monthly. The meetings will be broadcast to the public.
Learn more about operations at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and how that factors into noise.
Learn more about the area surrounding the RMMA.
- What can the RMMACNR do to keep airplanes from flying over my neighborhood?
- How busy is the airport? How is the level of activity at the airport measured?
- What are RMMA’s hours of operation?
- Why can’t planes take off in the “other” direction?
- Who do I call to complain about airplane noise?
- What noise abatement procedures are in effect?
- Is there a legal minimum altitude that airplanes can fly over residential areas?
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