Noise Abatement Procedures

Noise Abatement Introduction for Residents

The New Smyrna Beach airport participates in a noise abatement program.  A noise abatement procedure is a recommended flight path aircraft follow to minimize noise over a populated area. Because this is a recommended (voluntary) procedure, and not mandatory, pilots may decline to follow it due to safety concerns or other operating considerations. For some noise abatement procedures, a pilot must be able to see specific visual cues. If the visual cues are not visible, the pilot will not be able to safely follow the noise abatement procedure. Other procedures rely on navigational equipment capabilities. For more questions on noise abatement, please see our FAQ section or e-mail us at

Noise Abatement Procedures for Pilots

In this video, voluntary noise abatement procedures for New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (Jack Bolt Field) are covered in-depth to include written procedures, airfield diagrams, and aerial footage.   Please note this video and the noise abatement diagram are not intended to preempt the responsibility of the pilot-in-command are not intended to conflict with the instructions from ATC or those that are the exclusive authority of the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the pilot-in-command of each aircraft have sole jurisdiction and responsibility for flight paths. Accordingly, only the FAA has enforcement capability over these issues. The City of New Smyrna Beach, as the proprietor of the Airport, has no authority or control over aircraft in flight.

2022 EVB Noise Abatement - One Page revised 9_21_2022

Pilots Working with Communities

The following voluntary noise abatement procedures are requested unless a deviation is required due to poor weather, ATCT instructions, flight clearance, an in-flight emergency, or any other safety of flight issue.

  • Avoid flying over residential areas when possible.
  • Departing aircraft should climb out at Vy (best rate of climb). Reduce power as soon as safe and practical.
  • No low altitude, high RPM approaches ("dragging it in") on extended downwind, base, and final.
  • Utilize VFR runway markings including fixed distance markers 1,000 ft. past the threshold for flight training.
  • No touch & go operations between 1700 EST and 0800 EST.
  • No repetitive flight training operations at the airport between 2200 EST and 0700 EST, on Sundays, and national holidays.
  • No more than eight touch & go’s without coming to a full stop or departing the pattern.
  • No engine maintenance run-ups between 2200 EST and 0800 EST.