How busy is the airport? How is the level of activity at the airport measured?

Activity levels at airports are measured by aircraft operations. An operation is defined by the FAA as a takeoff or a landing. So, a “touch and go” conducted by a training aircraft counts as two operations. In 2019, RMMA experienced 195,762 aircraft operations. That’s, on average, a takeoff or landing approximately every three minutes. However, the amount of operations varies significantly by season and time of day. The highest annual operations at RMMA occurred in 1977, with more than 248,000 aircraft operations.

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1. What can the RMMACNR do to keep airplanes from flying over my neighborhood?
2. How busy is the airport? How is the level of activity at the airport measured?
3. What are RMMA’s hours of operation?
4. Why can’t planes take off in the “other” direction?
5. Who do I call to complain about airplane noise?
6. What noise abatement procedures are in effect?
7. Is there a legal minimum altitude that airplanes can fly over residential areas?