After a no-show in March, F/A-18s are scheduled to come to Long Beach Friday

Editor’s note: Long Beach Airport staff announced late Friday afternoon that the jets will not be coming to Long Beach this weekend.

Fighter jets are once again slated to soar through the skies above Long Beach this weekend after operations were canceled last month without notice.

Two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 combat jets will arrive at Long Beach Airport Friday, officials announced Thursday. After planned operations, the aircraft are expected to depart Monday morning.

All times are tentative and subject to change without notice, according to the announcement.

The city noted the jets are “noticeably louder” than other craft that utilize the airport but are exempt from the municipal airport’s noise regulations. The aircraft are expected to modify arrival and departure flight profiles and minimize use of afterburners to abate noise as much as possible.

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.
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