Multiple F-18 Aircraft To Conduct Testing At Long Beach Airport This Weekend

Four F/A-18s will be arriving between 12:00 and 7:00pm on Friday, May 13, and they will be departing by approximately 1:00pm on Sunday, May 15.

The U.S. Marine Corps has consistently demonstrated a desire to assist LGB in being a good neighbor. The F/A-18 aircraft operations will be restricted to daytime hours.

F/A-18 aircraft are noticeably louder than other aircraft and are easily heard in neighborhoods near Long Beach Airport. The aircraft will utilize noise abatement procedures when operating in the vicinity of Long Beach, including modified arrival and departure flight profiles and minimum use of afterburners.
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