Flight Training - Helicopter flight training operations are prohibited at all times.
Formation Flying - Formation takeoffs and landings are prohibited.
Commercial Operations - Commercial operations using the City's Helipad is strictly prohibited.
Recommended Noise Management Operational Procedures
In addition, the following recommended procedures and limitations have been incorporated into the Airport’s Fly Neighborly Program and included in the program’s outreach materials:
Voluntary Night Arrival Curfew - Although arrivals are permitted 24 hours a day, pilots are requested to avoid all operations between 11pm and 7am Monday through Friday, or until 8am on weekends.
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Departure Flight Paths - Helicopters departing to the west are requested to depart via the Runway (over the Runway, not the Taxiway) and execute a left turn at the end of the Runway to over-fly the Penmar Golf Course. Helicopters departing the area are requested to turn at the shoreline. Departures to the east are requested to initiate turns at or after reaching the 405 Freeway.
Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Arrival Flight Paths - Arrivals can expect to enter mid-field at or above 900 feet MSL and execute a 270 degree descending turn to the runway. Descent from 900 feet MSL should be made over the Airport or business park. All helicopters will remain over the business park north of the runway and avoid the flow of other arriving fixed-wing aircraft unless cleared land.
Formation Flying - Formation flying within the Class D Airspace is highly discouraged unless necessary for an emergency.
Special Request - The Airport's Helipad (designed only for one helicopter at a time) is located midfield at the south side of the runway and has a 2 hour parking limit. Additional parking can be found at Atlantic Aviation located on the north side of the runway.