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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:

Rule 3
General aviation jet aircraft are to use the National Business Aircraft Association’s noise abatement procedures.

Prohibited Activities
Rule 8
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
Rule 9
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).