What can I do about that Low-Flying Aircraft!?
The following is a document produced by the FAA to inform residents about low-flying aircraft and the procedures for reporting the incidents:
Orlando Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) - Low Flying Aircraft
This document was prepared by the Orlando FSDO to provide guidance on low flying aircraft. If outside the Orlando area, please contact the Flight Standards Office that has jurisdiction over that area.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency responsible for aviation safety. We welcome information from citizens that will enable us to take corrective measures including legal enforcement action against individuals violating Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). It is FAA policy to investigate citizen complaints of low-flying aircraft operated in violation of the FAR that might endanger persons or property. Remember that the FAA is a safety organization with legal enforcement responsibilities. We will need facts before we conduct an investigation. To save time, please have this information ready when you call. And keep your notes: we may request a written statement. Here is the type of information we need:
What Will The FAA Do?
Once we have the appropriate facts, an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector from the local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) will attempt to identify the offending aircraft operator. We can do this in several ways. For example, we can check aircraft flight records with our air traffic control information and/or sightings from other observers, such as local law enforcement officers. We may need to trace and contact the registered aircraft owner, since the owner and operator may be two different people. Below is Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 91.119 of the General Operating and Flight Rules, which specifically prohibits low flying aircraft.
For further guidance or to file a complaint with the Orlando FSDO, please call (407) 812-7700.