HELPP Over Alpine with low-wing plane.

Serving Alpine, California • 91901

Help Eliminate Loud Planes Practicing
Over Alpine

The frequency of small planes conducting training maneuvers directly over the Noise-Sensitive community of Alpine has witnessed an exponential rise. Consequently, the once serene community of Alpine is experiencing a decline in the quality of life, attributable to the disruptive nature of jarring loud stalls, dives, throttle changes, repetitive tight turns, and the constant daily drone of airplane noise persisting from morning until night. Notably, the majority of these flights originate from Montgomery-Gibbs (MYF), Gillespie Field (SEE), and Brown Field (SDM) airports.

HELPP Over Alpine is steadfast in its mission to proactively halt the targeted practice of small planes over the Greater Alpine area. Our platform is raising awareness and fostering collective data-sharing that highlights the significance of this issue. By shedding light on the adverse effects of these maneuvers, we aim to engage with flight schools, certified flight instructors, and pilots who may be unaware of the significant stress and frustration imposed upon the residents of Alpine.

DISCLAIMER: This does not indicate that HELPP Over Alpine is against planes, pilots, or schools. We have friends, neighbors, and family who are pilots and instructors. Our complaint is the chronic, cumulative, and disproportionate noise introduced by small planes while practicing maneuvers overhead. Straight-through flights at constant throttle are not a concern. Neither are commercial airlines, military, or public-safety flights.

Illustration of Greater Alpine showing Alpine Heights, Willows, and Viejas Resort

This map shows the neighborhoods in Alpine, an unincorporated city in San Diego County, California.

Satellite view of Alpine with an abundance of green curves displaying the plane N733UC practice flight.

Example of a single flight recorded 01/17/21, from N733UC over Alpine. (See more on interactive map)

Flight Summaries

Scope

General aviation class aircraft are logged since September 2023 and updated monthly. Commercial airlines, military, and public safety are not included.

Flight data were collected below 6,000 FT MSL with a minimum duration of 5 minutes in an approximate 3.25-NM radius from central Alpine: 32.828, -116.738

Circular map showing the Alpine area.

Top-10: Cumulative FLight Times

Top-10: Longest Single FLight Times

Top-10: Cumulative Number of Flights

Monthly Flight Summaries

June 2024

Number of Flights: 584
Unique Aircraft: 164
Total Duration: 123 Hours 50 Minutes
Longest Flight: 46 Minutes 19 Seconds

Several aircraft registration numbers with text size relational to flight duration based on data from the tables below.

May 2024

Number of Flights: 580
Unique Aircraft: 164
Total Duration: 121 Hours 4 Minutes
Longest Flight: 62 Minutes 2 Seconds

Several aircraft registration numbers with text size relational to flight duration based on data from the tables below.

April 2024

Number of Flights: 344
Unique Aircraft: 135
Total Duration: 66 Hours 56 Minutes
Longest Flight: 42 Minutes 56 Seconds