Noise Abatement and Operational Procedures
Pilots flying their aircraft as quietly as possible and avoiding unnecessary overflights of residential areas are the keys to a successful noise management program. Our program focuses on pilot education and cooperation. Experience proves that this offers the greatest relief to the community.
The noise abatement procedures established at our Airport have been prepared to help you operate your aircraft in the quietest manner possible, consistent with safety. The procedures are designed so the Airport can be a good neighbor to the surrounding residential communities. Please comply with these guidelines unless deviations are made necessary by weather, an in-flight emergency, or other safety considerations.
Summary of Recommended Procedures
Runway 16..........Southbound —Straight out
Northbound - Right downwind over Hwy 395
Runway 34..........Southbound - Left downwind over Hwy 395
Avoid residential areas south of airport
Northbound -Turn left heading 320 before crossing
Avoid residential areas
Traffic Patterns / Arrivals
Avoid straight in approaches to all runways
Traffic pattern altitudes......... 5700’ light aircraft, 6200’ heavy aircraft
Runways 16 and 12............... Right hand pattern
Runways 34 and 30............... Left hand pattern
Sailplane traffic patterns are east of the runways
Unicom: 123.05 AWOS 119.325 Telephone: 775-782-6264
Noise Reduction Tips
FAR 91.119 Minimum Safe Altitudes:
Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes:
Thank you for your cooperation.
Safety always supersedes noise abatement procedures
For more information, comments, or suggestions, please contact:
1146 Airport Road Minden, NV 89423