Our Mission

It is the purpose and mission of this Committee to make recommendations to the Sanford Airport Authority for establishing noise abatement procedures and for monitoring their implementation at Orlando Sanford International Airport.

SANAC Board Members

Voting Members
Seminole County non-impactedErin Archey seminolecountysanacrep1@osaa.net
Chairman/SAAGeorge Speakegspeake@osaa.net
Seminole County non-impactedVacant seminolecountysanacrep2@osaa.net
Lake Mary impactedScott Runkellakemarysanacrep@osaa.net
General Aviation RepTyler Sterkel
Airline RepresentativeRyan Johannsen airlinessanacrep@osaa.net
City of Sanford impactedKenneth Starnessanfordsanacrep@osaa.net
Other Members
MCO Noise CommitteeVacant
Central Florida TRACONVacant
SFB ATC TowerGary Tucker gary.tucker@faa.gov
Seminole CountyMaya Athanas mathanas@seminolecountyfl.gov
City of Lake MaryMichael Lopez mlopez@lakemaryfl.com
City of SanfordChris Smithsmithc@sanfordfl.gov

Roles & Responsibilities

Sanford Airport Authority

The Sanford Airport Authority (SAA) is responsible for the infrastructure and operation of the Airport. As part of this, The SAA has developed a voluntary aircraft noise abatement program designed to minimize the effects of noise on residents of the surrounding area. The SAA will continue to evaluate actions that balance the needs of Airport users with the residents of Seminole County.

Air Traffic Control

The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower and approach control are responsible for the safe movement of aircraft on the airfield and in the air. They implement noise abatement procedures recommended by the Sanford Airport Authority and approved by the FAA. Any noise mitigation procedure must meet all FAA air safety, environmental and legal requirements.

Residents & Prospective Residents

The residents in areas surrounding an airport should seek to understand community aircraft operations and strive to be aware of what procedures can and cannot be taken to minimize the impact of aircraft noise. Individual and community responses to aircraft noise differ substantially and, for some individuals, a reduced level of noise may not eliminate the annoyance or irritation. Prospective residents should investigate the location of airports and aircraft flight tracks to determine the potential effect on their individual quality of life and make decisions accordingly.


As the person in charge of operating the aircraft, the pilot has the ultimate responsibility. It is up to the pilot to follow the voluntary recommended noise abatement procedures, while adhering to all safety measures.

Minimizing aircraft noise over residential areas and operating a safe and efficient air transportation system is a worldwide challenge. Courteous and responsible pilots make the difference by avoiding unnecessary residential over-flights and by flying as quietly as safety permits.

Safety always supersedes noise abatement procedures. Pilots follow air traffic control instructions and other safety considerations caused by weather or emergencies.