Aircraft Noise

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Aircraft Noise

Rock Hill – York County Airport recognizes the importance of being a responsible neighbor, and is committed to managing the impact of aircraft operations on local residents. 

Recognizing that aircraft operating on and around the airport may impact neighbors, Rock Hill – York County Airport is working to incorporate a series of voluntary measures otherwise known as the Flying Friendly Initiative. More information about the initiative is available in our Resident’s Guide to Aircraft Noise. Information for pilots is contained in our Pilots Guide to Noise Abatement.

Airport Hotline Aircraft Overhead
The 24-hour airport hotline, 803-329-8753, was established in June 2016 to facilitate communication with nearby residents and to help identify atypical noise events or concerns associated with Rock Hill – York County Airport. The airport has no regulatory jurisdiction over aircraft in flight and does not control flight paths, but maintains records of complaints, investigates atypical noise events and encourages the pilot community to fly friendly over the area.


If you choose to call the hotline, please indicate whether you would like a return phone call and provide as much detail about the nature of the event and aircraft as possible. Aircraft information may include: jet or propeller driven, number of engines and mounting location on aircraft, straight or swept wing, high or low wing, fixed or retractable landing gear, colors and paint scheme and the aircraft registration or "N" number.

Before Calling
Before calling the hotline, please know that 14 CFR Part 91.119 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) permits aircraft to fly at altitudes that some residents believe to be a nuisance or unsafe. In fact, there is no minimum altitude required during the takeoff and landing phases of flight.

Only the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has regulatory jurisdiction over aircraft in flight. If you believe an aircraft is violating FARs, contact the FAA's Columbia Flight Standards District Office at 803-765-5931 with the registration number (located on the tail section) and description of the aircraft.