Tips for Homeowners/Real Estate
Assess the Home Site
Visit the home site during various times, days and seasons (summer and winter) to observe aircraft operations in each operational mode (departure and takeoffs). Peak travel season for airport operations at RSW is the winter and the peak month is March, with gradual decreases during the summer months. There are two flight corridors for aircraft operations at RSW. When the winds are from the north or northeast, planes depart toward the northeast over Lehigh Acres and arrive from the west or southwest over Fort Myers Beach. When the winds are west or southwest, planes depart toward Interstate 75 and areas north of Alico Road zoned for commercial and industrial development and arrive over areas south of Alico Road and northeast over Lehigh Acres. The noise impact will be different for each operational mode at the home site, so it is important to visit the property at various times of the day.
Monitor Flight Patterns
The Lee County Port Authority offers a service provided by Brüel & Kjær called WebTrak. This system can be used to gain insight on flight tracks and characteristics around Southwest Florida International Airport. By adding your address into the system, it will compare flight tracks to the location of your home and provide information such as distance, direction, altitude, type of aircraft, etc. Access WebTrak by clicking the following link: webtrak.bksv.com/rsw
Contact the Noise and Airspace Coordinator
The Port Authority employs a Noise and Airspace Coordinator who can provide knowledge on air traffic trends and help answer related questions. This person can be reached by calling 239-590-4466 or sending an email to [email protected].
Local government and airport management authorities do not have any regulatory authority over aircraft operations including flight patterns. This responsibility rests solely with the Federal Aviation Administration. As a result, the Port Authority cannot control aircraft operations.
For more information, click the links below:
Click the following icon to access Lee County Port Authority’s WebTrak: