Noise-generating vertical landing tests to take place at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2018) - Communities surrounding Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, in Bogue, N.C., are advised that daytime F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) test events are scheduled to take place Jan. 11 through Feb. 21.

Visiting F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force teams are conducting STOVL tests that will expand expeditionary capabilities for the Marine Corps' newest fighter jet. Testing will consist of a series of vertical landing maneuvers in simulated expeditionary conditions on the airfield.

While these are daytime test events, there may be occasions when testing runs past sunset.

As these operations are different from normal flight ops at MCALF Bogue, people in the vicinity of the airfield may experience unusual noise conditions during the testing. The Marine Corps and the Pax River ITF will take all precautions to lessen the impact of testing and training activities on the community.

Anyone with concerns regarding noise, vibration and/or low-flying aircraft in the vicinity of MCALF Bogue can call the MCAS Cherry Point Noise Hotline at 252-466-1092 to report those concerns.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, January 22, 2018 1:02:00 PM Categories: News