Airport Noise and Safety Information

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:

Scottsdale FSDO
17777 N. Perimeter Drive, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85225-5453
Phone: 480-284-4450

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.

Information Regarding Sky Harbor Flight Paths

On September 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. As a result of a lawsuit related to the flight path changes, in 2018 all routes were returned to the previous locations while an evaluation process can be conducted related to any future route changes.
The City of Glendale Airport held a public meeting to discuss the changes to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport flight paths. The meeting was held Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Glendale Adult Center, Representatives from the City of Glendale presented information and discussed how the changes affected 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, FAA regulations, and the ongoing evaluation process can be found at the link below. Residents can also contact the Glendale Municipal Airport by calling 623-930-2188.

Important Links

Airport Master Plan (pdf)
NBAA Noise Abatement
Glendale Municipal Airport Noise Abatement Program FAQ’s