In response to local community and environmental concerns, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is seeking the cooperation of all aircraft operators to adhere to the following described noise abatement procedures whenever possible. Your complete cooperation is necessary.
These NBAA noise procedures are recommended as standard for all operations where aircraft manufacturers have not recommended specific procedures. The NBAA procedures are to supplement and be complementary to established noise abatement programs containing procedures and techniques for specific aircraft.
When professional opinion indicates that the procedures and techniques recommended for specific aircraft are less effective than the NBAA procedures, pilots are encouraged to contact the manufacturers and airport management with specific recommendations for change.
Turbo Jet Business Aircraft
1. Noise abatement procedures should be made part of the routine in operating aircraft in and out of all airports, not just Sardy Field.
2. Aircraft operators must take the initiative and responsibility to obtain all pertinent information on the local noise abatement policies followed at this airport.
3. Reverse Thrust: Operators should be aware that unnecessary use of reverse thrust when landing can be a source of excessive noise. The use of minimum reverse thrust necessary for safety is recommended, consistent with runway conditions and available length.