This was our first study conducted on November 13, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A total of 116 flights recorded, an average of one every 3 minutes. The study focuses on flight paths and compliance (or lack thereof) and includes noise measurements. Flight school percentage of traffic was 41% although we were not as good at tracking owners/operators at that time so this may be low. Average noise for jets 79 dB, other traffic 75-77 dB. High levels of flight path deviations.
Analysis of SMO Flight Traffic November 2010