Georgetown Executive Airport at Johnny Gantt Field

Airport Noise and/or Overflight concerns

Georgetown Executive Airport at Johnny Gantt Field is concerned about noise and the impacts it may have on our neighbors. We take all noise complaints seriously. We follow stringent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) noise guidelines. The Airport’s ability to control and minimize aircraft noise is quite limited by federal statutes. Generally speaking, Congress, through the FAA, has preempted much of the authority for addressing and regulating aircraft-generated noise.

If you have a noise complaint you can reach out to us at our phone number or airport email listed below:

(512) 930-3666
airport@georgetown.org

Or, you can use the form located at the bottom of the left panel on this page. Please select the Noise Complaint tab to get the correct information entered. Please give us all the information on that you can; i.e. date, time, direction of flight, tail numbers if visible, activity, and whether it is noise or low flying aircraft.  If you would like to have us contact you we will need either an email address or a phone number.  If you would just like for us to contact the pilot or aircraft operator we will need to have an address so that we can correlate flights around that area.

If you are wanting to submit a complaint of low flying aircraft, or noise, and you are 4.5 miles, or more, away from the airport you will need to contact the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) San Antonio at (210) 308-3300. Their hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Not all aircraft noise in the area may be associated with Georgetown Executive Airport.

If you are within 4.5 miles from the airport, please call us at 512-930-3666 to report the overflight or noise using the aforementioned Noise Complaint Form.

In either scenario we will need the address so that we can pinpoint the location to then try to coordinate the location with the flight track from the radar that the Air Traffic Control Tower has available. Be aware, all air traffic within 4.5 miles of the airport, and between ground and 3,300′ (Class D airspace), is controlled by the Tower. They are given a direction and altitude to maintain. Helicopters will be between 500′ – 1,000′ to maintain separation between them and fixed-wing aircraft. This altitude is within FAA guidance for helicopter operations.

We have multiple aviation training schools on the airport, with the students utilizing the airport to practice take offs and landings.  The aircraft may make multiple take offs and landings so that the student will gain confidence in their ability to take off and land.  This will also apply to helicopter training.

Georgetown Airport Noise Compatibility Study

In 2003, the City contracted with Coffman Associates to conduct a F.A.R. Part 150 Noise Study of the Georgetown Executive Airport. The Georgetown Airport Noise Compatibility report completed in 2003 addressed a wide range of issues including Airport Facilities, Airspace and Air Traffic Control, Existing Land Use, Land Use Planning Policies and Regulations, Aviation forecasts, Aviation Noise, Noise Impacts, Noise Abatement, Land Use Alternatives, and a Noise Compatibility Plan.

Noise Exposure Maps

Noise Compatibility Plan

Technical Information Papers

 

 

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