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|11-26-2012, 11:56 AM||#1|
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Winter Noise Expectations at PAXRVR
Winter 2012/13 Noise Expectations at NAS PAX River
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – As fall carries on and winter approaches, residents surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River may notice increased evening operations and a change in flight patterns.
Operating flight hours at NAS Patuxent River are normally 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; however, flight tests outside of this time frame may be necessary.
In the upcoming months pilots at Pax River will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios. These events will include, but are not limited to, night vision goggle training, night precision approach and landing qualifications and low-visibility operational testing.
Night testing and training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission.
Evening operations are scheduled to take place with increasing regularity throughout the longer nights of the fall and winter months. Changes in flight patterns may also be noticed as changing weather conditions and wind patterns play a significant role in which runways aircraft can take-off and land on.
Due to testing requirements and winter weather conditions, these operations may also lead to increased noise levels experienced by the surrounding communities in Southern St. Mary’s and Calvert counties.
As with all operations, the installation takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing on the community. For more information, call the Noise Hotline at 1-866-819-9028 or email PaxNoise@navy.mil.
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