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Voluntary Noise Abatement Program

Vero Beach Regional Airport has an established voluntary noise abatement program. The program, improved in 2002 through recommendations of the Ad Hoc committee, includes elements targeted at 2 primary types of airport activity - flight operations and maintenance engine run-ups.

Flight Operations

Currently, there are seven (7) voluntary noise abatement procedures for aircraft operators:

  1. Jet aircraft are requested to use the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Noise Abatement Procedures

  2. Propeller Aircraft are requested to use a traffic pattern altitude of 1,000 feet above ground level (AGL)

  3. Turboprop and Jet Aircraft are requested to use a traffic pattern altitude of 1,500 feet AGL

Hours during which Touch and Go Operations are permissible are as follows:

  1. 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM Local time on Monday- Saturday 

  2. 12:00 PM until 10:00 PM local time on Sunday 

Touch and Go Operations are not permissible on Sunday morning before 12:00 PM and after 10:00 PM every day.

Maintenance Engine Run-Ups

Currently, there are four (4) voluntary procedures for maintenance engine run-ups:

  1.  All maintenance run-ups areas must be considered to ensure safety, practicality, and the most community-friendly.

  2. Maintenance run-ups should be performed at an established run-up area on the tenant’s leased property for no more than 15 to  20 minutes at a time.

  3. For extended run-ups or multiple run-ups proportionate to the 15 to 20-minute limit, run-ups shall be completed on the run-up area for Runway 22 or the run-up area for Runway 12R.

  4.  Maintenance run-ups should be scheduled only between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM. In the event a maintenance run-up must be performed beyond the permitted hours, the run-ups should take place at the Runway areas referenced above.

These guidelines do not apply to normal, pre-flight engine run-ups. Pre-flight run-ups should continue to be accomplished in the designated run-up area at the departure runway referenced above. Noise abatement procedures are published on the Vero Beach Regional Airport website and are distributed to all tenants. Additionally, the publications are distributed to all flight training schools in the area. Runways are marked with signs requesting each pilot to follow the local noise abatement policies. For information on this voluntary program, click here. 

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