RELEASE #160422 April 22, 2016
Noise advisory issued for April 25 - 29
PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, Md. – Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place Monday-Friday, April 25-29, 2016 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Pilots at NAS PAX will be training for realistic flight scenarios including Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP). 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 perhaps the most difficult task in military aviation. It is a highly complex and perishable skill, and requires intense period of training before pilots deploy. FCLP training is critical for Navy pilots to learn to safely conduct landing patterns in as realistic conditions as possible. 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 call 1-866-819-9028.