Noise Abatement Procedures
Arrival: Enter the Route at the Long Island Expressway. Proceed directly to the Microwave Tower. Then, fly heading 140° until reaching the Huntington Hilton and Route 110. Follow Route 110 South until reaching the airport.
Departure: Fly northbound and parallel Runway 01/19 until reaching the National Amusements Multiplex Theater. Follow Route 110 north until reaching the Huntington Hilton. Then, fly 320° to the Microwave Tower, intercept the Long Island Expressway and proceed on course.
Arrival: Join the Southern State Parkway at the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. Fly heading 90° until reaching Route 110. Then, fly northbound to the intersection of Route 109.
Departure: Fly southbound and parallel Runway 01/19 until reaching the intersection of Route 109 and Route 110. Then, overfly the Southern State Parkway until reaching the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway and proceed on course.
Use the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway, Route 135 when moving from The Microwave Route to the Southern Route or vise versa to avoid flying over noise-sensitive communities.
Available only to helicopter operators who are signatories to the Letter of Agreement for Special VFR Operations with the Air Traffic Control Tower.
TRANSITIONS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY
NYC Routing to Microwave Route:
TRACK — From Mineola proceed to M1.
THROGS — Join the Long Island Expressway and proceed to M1.
NYC Routing to Southern Route:
SHORE — Join the Meadowbrook Route and proceed to the Southern State Parkway at N 40 41.457' W 073 34.530' and proceed to S1.
MEADOWBROOK — Join the Southern State Parkway at N 40 41.457' W 073 34.530' and proceed to S1.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROGRAM
The Helicopter Routes were established in 1993 to reduce sound levels in the vicinity of the airport. When practical, possible and feasible, operators are also encouraged to:
- Avoid Approaching The Airport Directly From The West Due To Noise Sensitive Area One Mile West Of The Airport.
- Avoid Flying Between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am
- Follow Republic Airport Noise abatement procedures.
- Use Manufacturer’s Suggested Noise Abatement Techniques.
- Use Helicopter Association International Fly Neighborly Guide.
- Consult The Airport Facility Directory.
These measures are recommended practices in an effort to reduce sound levels. In all cases, safety and air traffic control instructions take precedence.