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Noise Advisory set for NAS Pax River for April 22- May 17, 2019

News Release, NAS Pax River

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place April 22 – May 17, 2019 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Pilots at NAS Patuxent River will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely on an aircraft carrier. The practices consist of series of touch-and-go maneuvers, called “bounces.” Airspeed, altitude and power are all precisely choreographed in order for a pilot to approach the ship within an acceptable window to land on the deck safely.

FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission. Landing on an aircraft carrier is a complex skill, and requires intense periods of training. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations.

As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information, please call our toll-free noise hotline at 1-866-819-9028.

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