Next Community Noise Consortium Meeting:
When: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tampa International Airport Authority Boardroom
Airport Authority Board Room:
The Authority Board room is located on the 3rd floor of the Main Terminal. Go down the hallway to the left of the Blue Earhart Elevators. The Board room is on the left.
FILE A NOISE COMPLAINT:
To file a noise complaint please click here.
To view the Airport's near real-time flight tracking system, please click here.
Note: If you are using Google Chrome to view the near real-time flight tracking system, please ensure flash is enabled on your Google Chrome web browser. Please click on the document immediately below for instruction on how to turn flash on. Alternatively, you may use an alternative web browser, such as Internet Explorer.
Activating Flash in the Google Chrome Web Browser.pdf
Important Notice May 8, 2018: This coming weekend, May 12 and 13, MacDill Air Force Base will be hosting an airshow, AirFest. The event will involve multiple military aircraft, including the Blue Angels. None of the participating aircraft in the airshow will be operating to/from Tampa International Airport, however, due to the proximity of MacDill to TPA and the Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) that will be in place for the event, you may notice operational air traffic flows and runway uses over the weekend that may differ from standard arrival and departure procedures. Practice operations for aircraft in AirFest are expected to commence Thursday, with the airshow taking place on Saturday and Sunday. For those who live in surrounding communities, particularly those living south of the Airport, you may see and hear aircraft that are not as common in our airspace over the coming days and through the weekend.
Public Records Law:
In an effort to be a good neighbor, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority has a noise office. The primary role of the Noise Monitoring Office is to educate the community on the airports Voluntary Noise Abatement Program and monitor compliance, as recommended in the Part 150 noise study, which was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2001. More information on the Part 150 study can be found by visiting the Federal Aviation Administration's noise page. Highlights of Tampa International Airport's Voluntary Noise Abatement Program include:
- Maximizing daytime south flow.
- Adopting preferential order of runway use using air traffic control tower's (Federal Aviation Administration) Letter to Airmen (e.g., Arriving turbojets landing to the north expect Runway 1L).
- Extending nighttime preference for Runway 1L arrivals and Runway 19R departures to all aircraft.
- Monitoring initial turbojet departure headings.
- Developing noise abatement flight paths for propeller aircraft for Runway 1L and 1R departures.
- Limiting base legs for Runway 1L arrivals north of Mac Dill Air Force Base.
- Recommending turbojets use noise abatement departure procedures.
- Constructing a shared engine run-up enclosure for turbojet maintenance run-ups above idle power (this facility was opened in October, 2003).
Land Use Measures
- Developing zoning for compatible land use in the vicinity of the Airport.
- Maintaining an active and effective public information program.
- Purchasing navigation easements (based on 5-year noise exposure map)
- Soundproofing of residences (based on 5-year noise exposure map)