The airport is surrounded by noise sensitive areas. The following noise abatement practices, updated and adopted at the May 4, 2022 Airport Commission meeting, are voluntary - no noise abatement practice shall supersede safety. However, voluntary compliance with the requested noise abatement practices is greatly appreciated.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 16, 2022
- Piston aircraft operators are requested to use AOPA "Noise Awareness Steps"
- Turbine/Jet aircraft operators are requested to use NBAA "Noise Abatement Program" procedures or comparable procedures of the aircraft manufacturer.
- Helicopter operators are requested to use HAI "Recommended Noise Abatement Measures."
- Avoid repetitive flight training operations between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. weekdays and 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. weekends and holidays.
- No more than four (4) aircraft conducting repetitive flight training operations in the traffic pattern at any time.
- Stop and Go, Midfield and Intersection departures are prohibited.
- Runway 32 is the designated calm wind runway.
- Maintain pattern altitude until necessary for landing.
- Avoid low altitude, high RPM approaches on extended downwind, base and final.
- Follow the PAPI to indicate a safe glidepath and allow a smooth, quiet descent to the runway.
- Maintain runway heading until 1000 feet AGL prior to turning.
- Use Vy (best-rate-of-climb) airspeed until reaching 1000 feet AGL.
- Avoid flying over residential areas with the propeller set to low pitch and high RPM.