LifeFlight Information

Medical Emergency Flight Exemption Form

No aircraft shall be started, run-up or depart the Airport between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays nor between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except in case of bona fide medical or public safety emergency, with the consent of the Airport Director or, in his or her absence, the Watch Commander of the Police Department.

  • Airport Director (310) 458-8591
  • SMPD Watch Commander  (310) 458-8491 (Non-emergency)


Pursuant to CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES CODE 21662.4, all aircraft operators requesting to depart from Santa Monica Airport during the curfew hours must adhere to the following:

Aircraft that depart during the curfew hours must provide written information concerning the emergency to Airport Management within 72 hours prior or subsequent to the departure of the aircraft.