LONG BEACH FLIGHT SCHOOL OPERATOR’S PLEDGE
“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
- Angel City Flyers
- Aero City Group
- Pacific Air
- Rouge Aviation
- Sky Creations
- Sling Pilot Academy -– TOA based
- Ming Aircraft
HOW TO FLY A FRIENDLY PATTERN AT LGB
- Use full length of Runway, and full power on departure.
- Use Best Rate (Vy) or Best Angle (Vx) on departure.
- Utilize Best Angle with any touch and go aircraft operations to best achieve maximum altitude within the airport boundaries.
- Fly appropriate pattern altitudes
- 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 to one mile from runway centerlines of Runway 08L/26R and Runway 08R/26L use visual cues
- Aligning Downwind to Carson St., to north on Runway 08L/26R
- Aligning Downwind to Willow St. to the south on Runway 08R/26L
- 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 should try to touch down in the first 500′ of usable distance of the runway and as close to the runway identifier markers as possible. This will assist in the best use of the runway to maximize flight profiles.
Follow up underway:
- Local ATC feedback to supplement these efforts.
- Continued meetings with local and itinerant flight training operators to provide this educational effort and seek support and partnership.
As mentioned in our meeting, UL94 unleaded avgas is now available at LGB and will evolve, as the industry seeks a full replacement unleaded avgas by 2030. Here is a link to a recent FAA FAAST Teams webinar with Swift Fuels. Webinar- Swift Fuels Unleaded Avgas (eaa.org)