Analysis of SMO Flight Traffic – January 2011

Conducted on Saturday January 8, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 81 flights, one every 3-4 minutes. This study focuses on flight paths and deviations, and also includes noise measurements. Flight school percentage of SMO traffic was 65%. Average noise for Jet 81.1 dB, Prop/Flight School 76 dB. Roughly half of flights deviating from recommended paths. 3/4 of deviations are by flight schools. Includes comparison against WebTrak paths and accuracy conclusions.