Airport Noise and Safety Information

Need to file an Airport Complaint?

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
If you would like to file a complaint about Aircraft Noise:

NEW!!!! if you are a Glendale Resident, please use our Request for Service online form:

Non-residents continue to use Online Complaint Form.
No access to the internet? You can call our dedicated 24-hour number 623-930-2188, press option # 1, then press “0” and the # sign to leave your information
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.

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 June 6, 2018, the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington DC closed the lawsuit that the City of Phoenix and historic neighborhoods filed against the FAA. This, after the flight paths affecting neighborhoods northwest and southwest of downtown Phoenix were moved back to the pre-Sept 2014 routes. The City and the FAA will continue with Step 2 of the agreement, which includes discussions with neighborhoods in other areas throughout the Phoenix airspace. See the Mandate and the Order

Important Links

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