HELICOPTER COMPLAINTS

Few complaints made about helicopters

A 16-month study revealed that only 12 individuals (not all Torrance residents) made over 50% of the complaints about airport operations. Overall, the study found that 99.7% of Torrance residents DID NOT MAKE COMPLAINTS about airport operations.

Since that result was made public, the City of Torrance stopped recording the names and addresses of those making complaints. Data about helicopter complaints has been redacted by the City to obscure much information of use to determine whether or not people are really complaining about helicopter flights near the airport. Below is a summary of the information obtained by the Association for July 2013 through January 2014.

HELICOPTER COMPLAINTS

MonthComplaintsComments
Jan 2014 4
Dec 2013 133 about Coast Guard (exempt); 3 about use of south pattern (legal)
Nov 2013 4
Oct 2013 7
Sep 2013 22 13 from Rolling Hills Estates (many may be from same source)
Aug 2013 5
Jul 2013 28 1 from Marina del Rey; 6 at 8PM (police); 4 about military Osprey (exempt); 10 about Coast Guard (exempt)