Long Beach Airport Advises F-18 Aircraft Operations in Area

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet - Photo from Wikipedia.

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet – Photo from Wikipedia.

Six U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft will be conducting training operations at Long Beach Airport Friday, November 7, 2014 through Wednesday, November 12, 2014. These aircraft are significantly louder than aircraft that typically operate at the airport.

It is anticipated that the aircraft will operate during the daytime only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Due to the unique nature of their mission, these aircraft are exempt from noise regulation; however, the military has demonstrated a desire to assist in being a good neighbor and they have been very responsive to community concerns within their mission and safety of flight constraints.

As part of our nation’s transportation system, we accept federal funding to keep the airport as safe and operating as efficiently as possible. We do not operate with any local tax revenue. Since the Airport is a Federal Aviation Administration funding recipient, we are obligated, per federal regulations, to be open to government aircraft 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is standard for most of the airports in the United States.

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