Serving Alpine, California • 91901
Help Eliminate Loud Planes Practicing
Over the past few years, the number of small planes practicing training maneuvers directly over the tranquil community of Alpine has increased exponentially. As a result, the quality of life in Alpine’s previously serene community is diminishing because of the disruptive bomber-like dives, startling loud stalls and throttle changes, repetitive tight turns, and the daily drone of airplane noise from morning to night. The majority of flights originate from Montgomery-Gibbs, Gillespie Field, and Brown Field airports.
HELPP Over Alpine’s mission is to stop small planes from practicing over the Greater Alpine area. By providing a platform to learn and share stories, we illuminate this abuse and engage our elected representatives, flight schools, and pilots who may be unaware of the stress and frustration these maneuvers are causing.
Disclaimer: In no way does this indicate that people in Alpine are against planes, pilots, or schools. We have friends, neighbors, and family who are pilots. The only complaint is the chronic, cumulative, and extreme noise introduced by small planes practicing maneuvers overhead. Straight-through flights at constant throttle are not a concern. Neither are commercial jets or military flights.
This map shows the neighborhoods in Alpine, an unincorporated city in San Diego County, California.
Study of Small-Plane Traffic Over Alpine496 flights (from approximately 125 individual tail numbers) were recorded over 68 days between 2/7/2021 and 5/14/2021. Of those flights, 387 displayed prolonged practice behavior and are associated with the leasing companies & flight schools/owners shown. Data were compiled on an average of four days-per-week. Planes simply passing through Alpine or performing a single loop are not included.
|Financial Pacific Leasing||Montgomery Field||74|
|Scandinavian Aviation Academy, Inc.||Gillespie Field||68|
|Sorbi Aviation, Inc.||Gillespie Field||46|
|So. Cal Leasing, LLC.||Gillespie Field||38|
|Coast Flight Training||Montgomery Field||38|
|Aero Equities, LLC. (Cal. Baptist)||Montgomery Field||22|
|Dave Simpson Aviation, Inc.||Gillespie Field||21|
|RRG Software, LLC.||Montgomery Field||15|
|D. Gordon Aviation, Inc.||Montgomery Field||13|
|American Aviation Academy, Inc.||Gillespie Field||12|
|High Performance Aircraft, Inc.||Gillespie Field||11|
|First Flight Corporation||Brown Field||11|
|Seven Four Zulu, LLC.||Montgomery Field||10|
|Westways Aviation, LLC.||Montgomery Field||8|
Study of Flight Distribution Per Month (Sample)Over 68 days between 2/7/2021 and 5/14/2021, 496 flights are distributed as shown. The average duration of small planes practicing maneuvers directly over the residential community of Alpine is 33 minutes per flight. Note: Daily flights counts are subject to weather conditions and daylight hours.
|Month||Max Flights per Day||Flights Collected||Days Collected|