Fixed Wing Noise Abatement Procedures

Traffic Pattern Altitude 1300 feet MSL

Departure Traffic

Runway 02

  • No intersection take-offs by turbo jet aircraft.
  • VFR departures turn left to heading 360o on crossing airport boundary, unless otherwise directed by ATC.

Runway 20

  • No intersection take-offs by turbo jet aircraft.
  • VFR departures turn left to heading 180o on crossing airport boundary, unless otherwise instructed by ATC.

Runway 15

  • No intersection take-offs.
  • VFR departures maintain runway heading until crossing east ridge line, unless otherwise directed by ATC.

Runway 33

  • No intersection take-offs.

Approach Traffic

Runway 33

  • All right traffic enter final approach east of the ridge line.

Helicopter Noise Abatement Procedures

Helicopter noise abatement procedures are in effect. Helicopter operations over residential areas below 1,300' MSL (1,000' AGL) should be avoided at all times unless directed by Air Traffic Control. Preferred helicopter pattern is RIGHT TRAFFIC to Runway 02. Helicopter traffic pattern altitude (military and civilian) 1,300 MSL (1,000' AGL).

Runway 02

Arrival

  • Enter DOWNWIND leg 1,300' MSL (1,000' AGL) remain 2 miles east of airport runway intersection.
  • Remain east of East Mountain ridgeline unless otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control.
  • Turn RIGHT BASE leg 2 miles south of approach end Runway 02.
  • Avoid residential areas.
  • Maintain 1,300' MSL (1,000' AGL) until crossing approach end Runway 02.

Departure

  • Fly runway heading.
  • Expedite climb to 1,300' MSL (1,000' AGL) prior to turning CROSSWIND leg within 1/2 mile from departure end Runway 02.
  • Remain south of Route 202 (east-west two-lane paved road) on airport boundary.

Runway 15-33

Arrival

  • Helicopter traffic pattern must remain within 1/2 mile of airport runway intersection at all times unless otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control.
  • Helicopter traffic pattern altitude 1,300' MSL (1,000' AGL)
  • No STRAIGHT IN ARRIVALS to RWY 33 unless otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control.

Departure

  • No STRAIGHT OUT DEPARTURE from Runway 15 unless otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control.
  • Fly runway heading. Expedite climb to 1,300' MSL (1,000' AGL) prior to turning CROSSWIND leg within 1/2 mile of runway intersection.
  • Remain west of East Mountain ridgeline at all times unless otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control.

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