“We pledge to fly and educate pilots in a safe and prudent manner at all times, faithfully observing all FAA regulations and LGB Airport Noise Regulations. In addition, we will strive to utilize safe, best management flight practices to reduce the noise impact of our operations on the residents who live below our flight paths. We will do our part in these efforts so to facilitate a reduction in the number of aircraft flight training noise complaints in the community adjacent to the Long Beach Airport. We will fly our aircraft at altitudes where it is safe to do so without endangering pilots or passengers. And will be mindful of the fact that how we operate our aircraft reflects on all those who fly training aircraft in the Los Angeles region where flight training is active as a means to train our future workforce. We realize that the current aircraft training environment requires understanding, tolerance and even appreciation of the residents of the region. Therefore we pledge to be responsible pilots and citizens.”

  • Aces High
  • Airline Transport Professionals- ATP
  • Airman
  • Angel City Flyers
  • Aero City Group
  • Pacific Air
  • Rouge Aviation
  • Sky Creations
  • Sling Pilot Academy -– TOA based.
  • Ming Aircraft

*** LBAA Voluntary Pilot Program (April 2024) ***

How to Fly a Friendly Pattern at LGB
  • Use full length of Runway, and full power on departure.
  • Use Best Procedures to Maximize Climb on departure.
  • Fly the patterns at published altitudes – 1,000’ AGL
    • When able, implement crosswind turns at 500’ MSL on departure
    • Otherwise fly the upwind leg to 1000’ MSL on departure before turning crosswind/downwind
    • Limit the width of the downwind leg to no more than ½ mile from runway centerlines of Runway 08L/26R and Runway 08R/26L use visual cues
      • Runway 8L/26R – Align Downwind over Carson Street
      • Runway 8R/26 – Align Downwind over Willow Street
  • Distribute flight activity based on demand and optimize the use of both 26L and 26R as the prevailing runways to best avoid residential areas
  • Adhere to all Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 16.43 (Airport Noise Ordinance) regulations and Long Beach Airport recommended noise abatement procedures related to pattern and flight training. Click here for Noise Abatement Frequently Asked Questions
    • Reminder – Touch and Go operations are not permitted after 7 pm weekly and 3 pm on the weekends and Holidays.
    • As a recommendation- No pattern work on any runway after 10 pm- including required full stop and taxi back operations.
  • For any pattern work necessary after 10 pm, use a right-hand pattern on the only active runway (30/12) so to mitigate impacts to residential neighborhoods.
  • Aircraft executing procedures other than full stop landings are encouraged to use the normal touchdown zone to maximize runway useable distances.

Follow up underway:
  1. Local ATC feedback to supplement these efforts.
  2. Continued meetings with local and itinerant flight training operators to provide this educational effort and seek support and partnership.