Why do I notice increases and decreases in the number of airplanes that fly over my house?
Residents near the airport may notice fluctuations in air traffic activity because OMN has four runways pointing in different directions. Aircraft will use the runway that allows for the safest take off or landing. Aircraft generally need to take off and land into the wind, and smaller aircraft are more sensitive to wind conditions. Therefore, depending upon the direction and intensity of the wind on any given day, residents may not see a single plane overhead, and on other days they may see quite a few.

The active runway for OMN is dictated by the direction of the wind along with the active runway at other airports in the area. Pilots flying into OMN will not be allowed to use an approach that would conflict with the approach being used at nearby airports, like Daytona Beach International Airport. Safety and aircraft separation are the air traffic controller’s main priorities.

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1. What type of airport is Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (OMN)?
2. Why are planes allowed to take off and land late at night?
3. Why do I notice increases and decreases in the number of airplanes that fly over my house?
4. How does the weather and season affect aircraft noise?
5. Are there regulations on how low aircraft can be?
6. What limitations prohibit OMN from establishing restrictions on airport operations?
7. How can I make a noise complaint?
8. What happens when I place a noise complaint? What does the airport do with that information?