Aircraft are not subject to municipal regulations or bylaws. The Town of Sidney has no authority to regulate aircraft noise. Residents who have concerns or complaints regarding aircraft noise should contact the following:
Victoria Airport Authority (VAA)
Register a noise complaint on the VAA website
VAA is responsible for aircraft related noise impacts within a 10 mile radius of the airport. VAA also has a well-established community and industry based Noise Management Committee that meets to review airport/aviation related noise concerns.
Noise complaint line: 1-800-305-2059
Transport Canada is responsible for noise complaints outside the 10 mile radius of Canadian airports.
443 Helicopter Squadron
Noise complaint line: 250-363-5443 ext. 51081
Military aircraft activities are not governed by any civil aviation regulations. Noise complaints emanating from 443 Squadron's helicopter operations based at the airport are managed directly by the squadron.