Torrance Municipal Airport

Noise Abatement



Aircraft Noise Monitored 24 - Hours a Day



Noise Limits

0700 - 2200 Hours Mon.-Fri. 82 dB(A) Maximum Sound Level
2200 - 0700 Hours Mon.-Fri. 76 dB(A) Maximum Sound Level
0800 - 2200 Hours Sat., Sun., & Holidays 88 dB(A) SENEL (SEL)
2200 - 0800 Hours Sat., Sun., & Holidays 82 dB(A) SENEL (SEL)

Departure Curfew
(No departures without authorization)


Training



Testing

Aircraft noise tests must be pre-arranged with the Noise Abatement Center

For Furthur Information Contact the Noise Abatement Center
(310) 784-7950 0800 to 1700 Hours Daily
(After hours answering machine)
(310) 784-7970 24 - Hour Taped Pilot Information



Radio Frequency:

122.9 MHz (0800 to 1700 Hours)


Recommended Noise Abatement Procedures - VFR Only




Information provided as to flight routes on departure or arrival is merely recommended but that the choice, including the choice not to fly, is strictly up to the pilot.

Torrance's noise ordinance makes no distinction between IFR and VFR. You are advised that if your aircraft is likely to violate the City's noise standards while departing IFR, you will have to await better weather conditions and depart VFR.


Preferred Runway (VFR & IFR): 29R/11L


Pattern Altitudes: Single-engine 1100' MSL; twin-engine 1600' MSL



29R/11L Traffic Pattern:

Best rate of climb. Conditions permitting, turn at Hawthorne Blvd./Crenshaw Blvd. Keep downwind leg over industrial area as close to airport as possible.



Runway 29R

Standard Departure
(North Turn)
Best rate of climb, 45° right turn prior to Hawthorne Blvd., cruise climb power to 1500' MSL.
Straight Out- Best rate of climb to Hawthorne Blvd., then cruise climb power to 1500' MSL.
No turns prior to shoreline (maintain runway heading).
Arrival
Pattern Entry-
Midfield from Mobile Refinery area, using Control Tower as aiming point.
Straight In- Recommend at least 1500' MSL until Union 76 Refinery and intercepting 4° VASI.




Runway 29L

Departure
Straight Out-
Best rate of climb to Hawthorne Blvd., then cruise climb power to 1500' MSL.
No turns prior to shoreline (maintain runway heading).
Arrival
Straight In-
Recommend at least 1500' MSL until Union 76 Refinery and intercepting 4° VASI.
Avoid flying south of 29L centerline due to higher terrain.




Runway 11L

Standard Departure
(North Turn)
Best rate of climb, 45° left turn prior to Crenshaw Blvd., cruise climb power to 1500' MSL.
Straight Out- Best rate of climb to Crenshaw Blvd., then cruise climb power to 1500' MSL before turning on course.
Arrival
Pattern Entry-
Midfield from Harbor General Hospital using Control Tower as aiming point.




Runway 11R

Departure
Straight Out-
Best rate of climb to Crenshaw Blvd., then cruise climb power to 1500' MSL.
No turns prior to shoreline (maintain runway heading).
Arrival
Straight In-
Recommend at least 1500' MSL until reaching shoreline inbound.
Avoid flying south of 11R centerline due to higher terrain.

Notice: Do NOT attempt to follow any of the above procedures if such procedures are outside of the operating parameters of your aircraft operating manual.



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