Santa Monica Airport changes rules for piston planes

11/23/2009 | Santa Monica Daily Press (Calif.)

The Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, Calif., is instituting new FAA rules to reduce the amount of time planes spend idling on runways. Piston-powered planes departing west from the airport will turn once they reach an altitude of 400 feet, which will keep the flight paths parallel with departures from Los Angeles International Airport. The new rules will be tested for 180 days, during which time federal officials will compile data on delays and noise complaints.

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