October 22, 2018

NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory July 12-22

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place until July 22, 2018, between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm.

Pilots at NAS Pax River will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices, or FCLPs. FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely on an aircraft carrier. Airspeed, altitude, and power are all precisely choreographed in order for a pilot to approach the ship within an acceptable window to land on the deck safely.

FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission. It is a highly complex skill that requires an intense period of training before pilots deploy. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations.

Other noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place July 13 and July 17-20 between 5 and 11 pm. Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios. Residents may notice increased noise levels during those hours due to these operations.

As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information, call the toll-free noise hotline at 1-866-8199028.

As with all operations, NAS Pax River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information, call the toll-free noise hotline at 1-866-819-9028.

 

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One Response to “NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory July 12-22”
  1. Carolyn Egeli says:

    Spread it out please over the area.

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