Noise Abatement Rules
Noise Abatement Rules (PDF amended and effective as of April 1, 2014)
Selected Bob Hope Airport noise rules are summarized below for quick reference:
General aviation jet aircraft are to use the National Business Aircraft Association’s noise abatement procedures.
Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. (local time) daily, the following activities are prohibited:
- Intersection takeoffs
- Maintenance run-ups
- Flight training operations
- Practice approaches
- Touch and go landings
The fine for a first-time violation is $1,427 and subsequent violations are each fined $2,073.
Night Time Curfew
Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (local time) daily, takeoffs and landings of “noisy” aircraft are prohibited. Operations caused by emergencies, use of the airport as a weather alternative, and for air traffic control delays are permitted. The chart to the right is a list of jet aircraft approved for 24-hour operations, which are unaffected by this rule.
Violations of these provisions carry with them monetary sanctions in amounts of up to $4,149 per violation.
NOTE: If your jet aircraft is NOT listed in the chart (right), it will be subject to violation if operated during nighttime hours (10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.).
NOTE: These rules are not intended to interfere with the rights or responsibilities of the pilot-in-command concerning safety of flight.
Questions should be addressed to the Noise Management Office at (818) 840-8840 or to the Airport Operations Office at (818) 840-8830 (24 hours).