Aircraft noise is a concern at MCAS Miramar because of the density of populated areas in close proximity to the airfield. Neighboring communities have expanded toward the airfield ahd under the flight paths. This inevitable growth process can lead to reduction or curtailment of flight operations if airfield operators are insensitive to surrounding communities. Noise impacts must be reduced to the maximum extent possible while successfully executing operational and training missions, and maintaining necessary operational flexibility. b. In the interest of both protecting this multi-billion dollar public investment and also ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the local citizens, strict compliance with noise abatement and ATC procedures are mandatory to reduce any negative impact on our neighborhoods.
Aircraft high-power turn-ups (over >80%) shall be performed in the airstation hush house. If a hush house is not available, high power turn-ups may be conducted on a runway and at a time assigned by Airfield Operations, but are not authorized between the hours of 2200 and 0730 due td the noise impact on the surrounding communities. Exception to these restricted hours due to operational necessity must be coordinated and approved through Airfield Operations. d. High power turn-ups are not authorized on squadron flight lines. e. Jet aircraft low power turn-ups are authorized in designated areas on squadron flight lines. Low power turn-ups are not restricted by airfield operating hours.