SAFETY ALWAYS SUPERSEDES NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is surrounded by noise sensitive areas. The procedures outlined in this page were prepared by local pilots in an effort to reduce the noise impact on our neighbors. If you have any questions or comments, please contact either of the following:

 

San Luis Obispo Pilots Association San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
P.O. Box 292 903-5 Airport Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  (805) 781-5205 



 



Preferred Departure Procedures



Jets: Additional Departure Procedures 

All jet operators use NBAA or aircraft manufacturer recommended quiet flight techniques. 

No jet aircraft should depart from the airport between 2200 and 0700 local time if aircraft is classified as Stage 1 or Stage 2 as set forth in FAA Advisory Circular 36-3G or latest revision.
Note: Military, public safety agency and medical emergency flights are exempt but aircraft operator shall notifiy airport management at (805) 781-5898 prior to departure. 



Preferred Arrival Procedures 

To Runways 29 & 11

 Use VASI to remain at or above glide slope.
Maintain pattern altitude on downwind.
Avoid engine power setting changes on base final.
Avoid residential overflight when possible.
AVOID OVERFLIGHT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UNDER LEFT BASE RUNWAY 29.



Jets: Additional Arrival Procedures 

All jet operators use NBAA or aircraft manufacturer's recommended quiet flying technique.
Minimize reverse thrust between 2200 and 0700 local time, consistent with safety.



Touch and Goes


* Runway 29: No turns before reaching departure end of runway, make crosswind turns over the tank farm area and maintain pattern altitude on downwind.

* Runway 11: Maintain runway heading; reach pattern altitude prior to turning right crosswind.

* Minimize power/RPM and avoid engine power setting changes on base to final.

* AVOID OVERFLIGHT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.



Helicopters


* AVOID RESIDENTIAL OVERFLIGHT.

* Local training operations shall be conducted in designated areas only. 



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From Runway 29 

Left Downwind Departure: No left turns prior to reaching departure end of runway. Make maximum rate of climb. Complete left crosswind turn prior to reaching South Higuera St. 

Left Crosswind Departure: Make maximum rate of climb. Complete left turn prior to reaching South Higuera St, or maintain runway heading (290°) and execute turn after reaching Highway 101 but prior to reaching Laguna Lake residential area, or maintain runway heading and delay left turn until past Laguna Lake area. 

Right Downwind Departure: Make maximum rate of climb. No right turns prior to reaching Tank Farm Rd. Execute right crosswind turn prior to reaching water tank on ridge line.
Right Crosswind Departure: Make maximum rate of climb, maintain runway heading (290°) and reach Highway 101 prior to executing turn.

From Runway 11 

Right Downwind Departure:
Maintain runway heading (110°) and climb to pattern altitude prior to executing turn. Avoid overflight of elementary school under right crosswind. 

Right Crosswind Departure: Maintain runway heading (110°), make maximum rate of climb and delay right turn until past elementary school and residential area.