March 24, 2018

NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory March 12-21

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place March 12-21, 2018, between the hours of 7:45 am-7 pm.

Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices. FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare pilots 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. Landing on an aircraft carrier is a highly complex and perishable skill, and requires intense period of training before pilots deploy. Residents may notice increased noise levels 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 1-866-819-9028.


One Response to “NAS Pax Issues Noise Advisory March 12-21”
  1. Carolyn Egeli says:

    Spread it out please over the area.

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