What is Contra Costa County Airports doing to address aircraft noise?

Buchanan Field is one of only a few airports in California to have adopted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized noise ordinance which limits operating hours for flight training and prohibits airplanes that exceed 78 dBA, per FAA Advisory Circular 36-3. Airports staff maintains regular communication with pilots based at Buchanan Field regarding the Noise Management Program, aircraft specific noise abatement procedures, community feedback, and encourages its pilots to avoid flying over neighboring communities whenever possible. The Aviation Advisory Committee (AAC) provides the public a forum for which to voice opinions and concerns on airport matters. Please visit the Buchanan Field Noise Program website under Community Resources on this website for more information.

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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?