The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) was given exclusive authority by Congress to regulate aircraft in flight. Cities and states have no authority to do so. The FAA issues Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) which are the only laws that govern aviation in the United States. Some of the FARs applicable to our airport are:

The Torrance Airport was constructed in the early 1940s and has been in continuous operation since then. From the start, the airport has used a standard left turn traffic pattern for takeoffs to the west.