MCAS Miramar Operations Information and Contacts


The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking community input on Noise Mitigation for those who live or work within 1 mile of  the 65 bB CNEL line: Do you live or work within 1 mile of the MCAS Miramar 65 Decibel (dB) Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL)? If you live or work within 1 mile of the 65 dB line, then this message is for you.

A Notice by the DoD – Community Input on Noise Mitigation – deadline October 4: The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) is carrying out an effort requested under the report accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, to, in part, work with communities to find measures that would mitigate noise caused by defense fixed wing aviation activities. Information available at

The 2020 Update to the MCAS Miramar Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) is now available for review at

How to find out what’s going on with current air traffic control: As published on the FAA website, aircraft departing MCAS Miramar are to fly a Standard Instrument Departure which requires a climbing right turn as soon as the aircraft is airborne. This keeps the aircraft safely east of the 805 boundary. The FAA and MCAS Miramar both control parts of the airspace adjacent to MCAS Miramar. When military aircraft are in positive control under the FAA’s jurisdiction (flying in airspace outside the MCAS Miramar boundary), the FAA has air traffic control authority over military aircraft. Residents can contact both the FAA and MCAS Miramar to ask about current air operations over areas outside of the MCAS Miramar boundary. Residents can also contact elected leaders.

FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Air Traffic Control: 

Flight Tracker:

MCAS Miramar Airport Operations: 

  • Call MCAS Miramar Operations Duty Officer: Call Miramar for current airfield and flight operations, including questions, noise complaints and other concerns about operations at MCAS Miramar. Contact the Operations Duty Officer (ODO) by phone at the time of the incident at 858-307-4277 and provide details about the incident including date, time, location and type of aircraft.
  • Email MCAS Miramar Operations Duty Officer: File noise and operations complaints and concerns electronically with MCAS Miramar by email at
  • MCAS Miramar home page
  • MCAS Miramar Noise Complaint page:
  • Normal operating hours: Monday to Thursday until 1 AM. Please note updated operating hours, email contact, and phone numbers posted on MCAS Miramar website at
  • General inquiries contact MCAS Miramar Communications Office at; or call 858-307-6000

Local elected and community leaders: 

  • Representative Scott Peters (federal) phone 858-455-5550 or email at
    • Community representative Jessica Brown at
  • Councilmember Joe LaCava (city) phone 619-236-6611 or email at
  • Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer (county) phone 619-531-5533 or email at
  • Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation by email at

Additional MCAS Miramar Contacts and information: 

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Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Since October 1, 1997, Marines and Sailors have been living and working aboard the 23,000-acre facility. Miramar’s primary mission is to maintain and operate the facilities and provide services and material to support operations of the 3rd MAW and other tenant organizations. Read about MCAS Miramar history, commands, services and facilities, and recent news releases at

General aviation resources:

The 2020 Update to the MCAS Miramar Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) is now available for review at

The 2004-2005 AICUZ  (from which the 2005 Flight Corridor images below are drawn) is available as a PDF at AICUZ – 2004 – 2005 MCAS Miramar
MCAS Miramar Fixed Wing AICUZ
Fixed Wing Flight Corridors 2005 AICUZ
Miramar AICUZ Rotary Wing Flight Corridors
Rotary Wing Flight Corridors 2005 AICUZ

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