Noise Abatement
AIRCRAFT NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES FOR FLYING FRIENDLY...

Departure
Attain as much altitude as possible before reaching residential areas. Use full length of runway when able.

Approach
Avoid flying long, low, high power, high RPM approaches. Approach on or above glideslope/VASI/PAPI.

Pattern
Pattern altitude 1000 ft MSL, large aircraft 1500 ft MSL. Remain as close to the airport and as high as practicable.

Practice Missed Approaches
Reduce power/RPM when safely able after initiating the missed approach.

Noise Curfews
Ordinance #C-7320 City of Long Beach Municipal Code Chapter 16.43

The only active runway from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am is Runway 30/12 unless otherwise notified per NOTAM/ATC (Check ATIS).

No formation takeoffs or landings are permitted.

Engine runups, for purposes other than preflight, are allowed only between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, M – F, and 9:00 am and 9:00 pm, weekends and holidays at locations approved by the airport manager.

No intersection departures are permitted between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. To request a noise reading or noise testing, please contact the Long Beach Noise Compliance Office at (562) 570-2635.

Training
Operations Touch & go, stop & go, and low approaches are not permitted on Runway 30/12 and are limited to the following hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, M – F, and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, weekends and holidays.
 

NOISE LIMITS
Time  Noise Monitors  Runways  Approach dB SENEL*  Take-off dB SENEL* 
6-7am  9/10 30/12 90.0 90.0  
7am-10pm 9/10 30/12 101.5 102.5   
2/5 25L 93.0 95.0  
5/2 7R 92.0 95.0  
1/6 25R 88.0 92.0
6/1 7L 92.0 88.0
10-11pm 9/10 30/12 90.0 90.0
11pm-6am 9/10 30/12 79.0 79.0
*SENEL (Single Event Noise Exposure Level) is a sound measurement in which the magnitude (decibel level) and the duration of the event are factored together logarithmically.

NOISE VIOLATION MONITOR LOCATIONS



NOISE TESTING

Aircraft operators have the opportunity to test flight procedures to identify the quietest procedures for their particular aircraft. Aircraft are exempt from noise violations during this testing period. Please call our Noise Compliance Office at (562) 570-2635 for details.

DOCUMENTS

Long Beach Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance - LBMC 16.43
Flight Instructions: Noise Abatement Lesson Plan