Get your earplugs, headphones, pillows or other noise-canceling devices ready, because it’s going to get a little loud in Long Beach this weekend.
Four U.S. Navy F/A-18’s —also known as supersonic fighter jets—will arrive at Long Beach Airport on Friday afternoon for LA Fleet Week, and will leave Tuesday morning. In addition, several large law enforcement, fire and Coast Guard helicopters will also participate, according to a release from LGB.
The jets will take part in approximately 10 out of 25 flyovers during daytime hours from Saturday through Monday near the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. They are “significantly” louder than the airport’s usual aircraft and are exempt from noise regulations, airport officials said.
Within the vicinity of the airport, the military will use noise abatement procedures such as minimal use of afterburners to lessen the noise, the release said.
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