What are the airport's noise abatement procedures? | Airport | Kent State University

What are the airport's noise abatement procedures?

  • Avoid prolonged run‐ups. If two or more aircraft are already in the run‐up area, wait until they have finished before you begin.
  • When practical, climb at Vx or recommended obstacle clearance airspeed to gain as much altitude as possible within boundaries; then continue to climb at Vy.
  • When flying in the air traffic pattern, fly as close to the prescribed pattern as possible. Avoid flying directly over schools; make smooth power changes.
  • When operating high-performance aircraft with controllable pitch propellers, reduce power and RPM as soon as practical after liftoff in order to avoid excess noise. Fly the rest of the airport traffic pattern at the lowest RPM consistent with safe operation.
  • Restrict repeated takeoffs and landings to the hours between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. during weekdays, and between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and all holidays.
  • When departing Runway 19, maintain alignment with the runway centerline until passing over North River Rd. (Southern airport boundary). Then turn left to track a ground course of 180 magnetic. Maintain this until passing over the river.
  • When departing Runway 1, maintain alignment with runway centerline until reaching 2500’ MSL. Then turn on course.