February 22, 2024

Pax River Noise Advisory Through Feb. 9

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Communities surrounding NAS Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place through February 9, 2024, from 8am to 7pm.

Pilots at Pax River will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely on an aircraft carrier.

The practices consist of series of touch-and-go maneuvers where airspeed, altitude, and power are precisely choreographed in order for a pilot to approach a ship within an acceptable window to land on the deck safely. FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our personnel and the success of their mission. Landing on an aircraft carrier is perhaps the most difficult task in military aviation. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations.

As with all operations, the naval air station takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community.

For more information, call 1-866-819-9028.

To view all current NAS Pax River noise advisories, click here.

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