How does the weather and season affect aircraft noise?
Individuals will usually notice an increase in aircraft noise during warmer months, when windows are open and people are outside. During hot and muggy summer days, aircraft climb performance decreases. They stay lower longer and more power is required to climb. A low cloud ceiling will also insulate the noise, especially apparent during helicopter operations. As air density increases and the air is cooler and dryer, air molecules are closer together resulting in the sound conducting better, traveling longer, and sounding louder.

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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?