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Noise Procedures


Monterey Regional Airport 

Noise Abatement Procedures

Noise abatement procedures do not supercede ATC directions or safety considerations.

Monterey Airport is surrounded by noise sensitive residential and commercial areas. Pilots are asked to FLY NEIGHBORLY.

Please observe the following noise abatement procedures using your quietest departure techniques and following published pattern altitudes and procedures when safety, weather and/or traffic conditions permit.




Preferential Runway (Rwy):

Arrivals: Rwy 28 L/R

Departures: Rwy 10 R/L


VFR Procedures:


Commence turns following departure after reaching an altitude of 900', and / or passing over Highway One (freeway) departing Rwy 28 L/R.

Utilize Monterey Bay's over-water route when possible.


As directed by ATC


Traffic Pattern Altitudes:

North Pattern · Propeller 1500' msl · Turbine 2000' msl

North Closed Pattern (Within one mile Rwy 28 R/L) · Propeller 1000' msl (only) · Turbine N/A



Follow fixed wing patterns and avoid residential area adjacent to the airport


Touch and Go Operations:

NO touch-and-go operations for ANY turbo jet aircraft or turbo prop aircraft larger than a King Air (C-12). Limited to the hours of 0830-2000, Monday through Friday, and 0900-1800, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Touch-and-go operations restricted to four with a two-hour period.


Practice Approaches:

DISCOURAGED. Limit of two practice approaches for aircraft larger than a King Air (C-12). On missed practice approach fly length of Rwy 10R before turning north. Discontinue approach west and remain over water if unable to over fly airport on missed approach.

Low passes, formation arrivals/departures, and overhead patterns are prohibited.


Voluntary Curfew:

There is a voluntary curfew from 2300-0700 hours local time: Aircraft operations are discouraged due to noise sensitive community.

Prior Permission Request Form (PPR)
A PPR is required for all multi-engine turbine-powered aircraft arriving and/or departing during the voluntary curfew hours.
Fill out Prior Permission Request Form here.

During Curfew Hours: LANDINGS are limited to Rwy 28 unless conditions dictate otherwise TAKE-OFFS are limited to Rwy 10R unless conditions dictate otherwise.

Curfew Exceptions: Emergencies, Necessary Military Operations, Stage 3 aircraft, Commercial Carriers meeting Stage 3 requirements, Non-stage 3 aircraft delayed due to weather, equipment or other operational problems beyond reasonable control.

For information on recent changes to MRY approach procedures, click here.

For noise complaints, please click here.

For more Information contact:

Operations Department

Phone: (831) 648-7000 Ext. 221

Fax: (831) 648-7299

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