On Thursday, September 3, U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft will be
arriving at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The aircraft are scheduled to arrive
at 2:00 p.m. and conduct daily operations throughout the Labor Day weekend.
They are scheduled to depart on Monday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. All times
are tentative and subject to change.
The U.S. Marine Corps has consistently demonstrated a desire to assist LGB
in being a good neighbor. The F/A 18 aircraft operations will be restricted
to daytime hours.
F/A 18 aircraft are noticeably louder than other aircraft and are easily
heard in neighborhoods near Long Beach Airport. The aircraft will utilize
noise abatement procedures when operating in the vicinity of Long Beach,
including modified arrival and departure flight profiles and minimum use of
If you’d like to meet the pilots, they will be hosting a meet and greet on
Saturday, September 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Signature Flight Support,
3333 East Spring Street.