Noise Abatement Procedures

Residents in New Smyrna Beach neighborhoods including Islesboro, Inlet Shores, Faulkner, Fairgreen, Tara Trails, Sugarmill, and Turnbull Bay often see and hear Epic Flight Academy aircraft training from the ground, but have you ever wondered about the pilot's perspective?

In this video, 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.

Diagram depicting traffic patterns and altitudes for noise abatement procedures at New Smyrna Beach

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 and 0800.
  • No repetitive flight training operations at the airport between 2200 and 0700, 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 and 0800.