Five F-18 Fighter Jets to Conduct Operations at Long Beach Airport This Weekend

On Friday, July 30, five U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft will be arriving at Long Beach Airport (LGB). These aircraft are anticipated to arrive Friday evening and conduct training operations Saturday before departing early on Sunday, August 1. All times are tentative and subject to change without notice.

Photo by Curtis McGinnis

Military aircraft are exempt from noise regulations. However, the military has consistently demonstrated a desire to assist LGB in being a good neighbor and will follow standard noise abatement arrival and departure procedures, including modified arrival and departure flight profiles and minimum use of afterburners.

F/A-18 aircraft are noticeably louder than other aircraft and are easily heard in neighborhoods near LGB.