There seems to be more and more noise coming from Buchanan Field. Have the number of flights increased recently?

Aviation activity varies depending on weather and economic factors and typically increases in spring and summer months due to the good weather. Buchanan Field averages approximately 120,000 operations (take-off or landings) per year. The peak use of Buchanan Field in the last 30 years was in 1990 when the Airport had over 300,000 operations and was home to a commercial airline and a helicopter flight training school. Annual operations decreased during the recent recession—hitting a 25 year low in 2012—but have rebounded along with the economy. For a graph of operations by year, please click on the Buchanan Field Annual Operations link found on the Buchanan Field (CCR) page of this website.

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1. Are tours of Buchanan Field available to the public?
2. Can I reserve the Public Viewing Plaza for a private event?
3. Can you tell the plane that is flying over my residence to go somewhere else?
4. How can I book a flight from Buchanan Field?
5. How can I report a pilot performing aerobatic maneuvers near residential developments? What is Airports staff doing to address this issue?
6. How can I voice a concern or make a suggestion about improving Buchanan Field or Byron Airport?
7. How is Contra Costa County Airports marketing itself to remain competitive in the General Aviation airport market?
8. I am a pilot planning on flying to Buchanan Field. Where can I find information on Noise Abatement Procedures and preferred runways?
9. I have heard that the Contra Costa County Airports is improving Byron Airport with the plan to close Buchanan Field in the near future. Is this true?
10. If I rent space at Buchanan Field or Byron Airport, can I pay my bill online?
11. If there is no vacancy for hangars, why aren’t Buchanan Field and Byron Airport building more hangar space?
12. Is Buchanan Field close to Bay Area transportation?
13. Is flight training available at the County Airports?
14. Is skydiving available at Buchanan Field or Byron Airports?
15. There seems to be more and more noise coming from Buchanan Field. Have the number of flights increased recently?
16. What is Contra Costa County Airports doing to address aircraft noise?
17. What is the curfew for airplanes to arrive and depart at Buchanan Field?
18. What types of fuel are available at Buchanan Field and Byron Airports?
19. Where can I find information and rules regarding unmanned aircraft systems/drones?