Why do so many planes take off and land in the same direction?
Planes must take off and land into the wind, so the direction of arrivals and departures is determined almost exclusively by wind direction. Approximately 70 percent of take offs annually are to the east with landings from the west. About 30 percent of take offs annually are to the west with landings from the east. The Federal Aviation Administration is in charge of air traffic control at SFB.
Please Notice: After clicking "Access Complaint System" a new tab will open in your browser
you to the Public Portal for entering noise complaints. Basic directions for using the noise complaint
provided below. A modern browser such as Chrome or Firefox may be needed to view the complaint system. Ad-block may prevent the complaint window from opening properly.
Use the "Address Search" and "Replay" buttons in order to manipulate flight
track history. The number above the radar target represents the altitude of the aircraft and is accurate to
ft depending on the equipment found onboard the aircraft. The flight tracker includes overflights that are not
departing or arriving into Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Use the "Add Complaints" button
file a complaint.
If you prefer not to use the Complaint Entry System, please call 407-323-2604