Can Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport change plane routes?

No. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Aviation Regulations control the flight paths and aircraft routing into and out of every airport. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) does not control traffic routing near the airport or anywhere in the Denver airspace system. Traffic arriving and departing RMMA become part of this system and must mix with traffic arriving and departing DIA, Centennial, Front Range and other airports. Each aircraft is assigned altitudes and headings that will safely integrate them in the system. The RMMA tower only controls aircraft within five miles of the airport and below 3,000 feet. Aircraft outside this envelope are generally controlled by Denver Center or are visual flight rules (VFR) and regulated by Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Changing one component alters other parts of the system; therefore, changes to our aircraft routes are significant. But again, the FAA determines them.

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1. Aren't these aircraft flying too low?
2. Can Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport change plane routes?
3. How are noise hotline statistics kept?
4. How does RMMA reconcile with the FAA and individual pilots who do not comply with the voluntary noise abatement program?
5. What about airports that have had federal assistance in their noise mitigation efforts?
6. What happens when I call the noise complaint line (303-271-4874)?
7. What is Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport doing about noise?
8. Who controls the planes flying overhead, and why do so many flights cross over noise-sensitive areas?
9. Why can't airplanes climb higher before flying over residential areas?
10. Why can't the planes fly to the south of the Rock Creek subdivision? Or, why must they fly over my subdivision?
11. Why do aircraft take off and land at early and late hours?
12. Why wasn't I notified about the airport when I moved into the area?