BERMUDA DUNES AIRPORT VFR TRAFFIC PATTERN AND NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES
In order to further enhance safety and minimize noise, the Bermuda Dunes Airport obeys these procedures. Your cooperation with this program will ensure Bermuda Dunes Airport remains compatible with the neighboring communities and continues to operate without further restriction.
Arrival: Execute 45 degree entry, from a point over the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail on a line even with midfield. Turn Base leg prior to Coachella Canal, plan to maintain pattern altitude (11′ MSL piston, 1500′ MSL turbine) throughout the downwind and base leg, beginning your descent when turning final approach.
Departure: Execute 10 degree right turn at east airport boudary and track outbound over railroad tracks, maintaining best rate of climb to a minium of (800′ MSL if remaining in patter, turning crosswind at Washington Street) or 100′ MSL piston, 1500′ MSL turbine, before proceeding on course. Turbine aircraft avoid downwind departures over Bermuda Dunes or Del Webb communities.
Arrival: Execute 45 degree entry from a point on line with the Granite Quarry and midfield. Maintain pattern altitude, 100′ MSL piston, 1500′ MSL turbine on downwind beginning descent at Washington Street.
Departure: Track outbound over Indio Boulevard maintaining best rate of climb to a minimum of 800′ MSL if remaining in the pattern, turning crosswind at the Coachella Canal. If leaving the traffic pattern, execute 45 degree left turn at the Coachella Canal, climb to 100′ MSL piston, 1500” MSL turbine, and proceed on course. Turbine aircraft avoid downwind departures over Bermuda Dunes or Del Webb communities.
These procedures shall be in effect 24 hours per day.
Two way radio communication and position reporting are required.
Pilots shall obtain airport advisory and monitor for traffic and parachute activity when active on 122.8. Unicom and terminal operation hours are 0600 to 2000 hours local (0600 to 1930 during Summer).
Pilot controlled runway lighting is in service daily from 2200 to 0600 local time. The lights may be turned on for a fifteen minute interval by keying the microphone five clocks on 122.8.
Turbine operations are prohibited between the hours of 2300 and 0600 local time.
Pilots are advised to utilize the full length of the runway for all takeoffs. Avoid pattern work and touch and go operations during periods of heavy traffic.
Straight-in approaches are not authorized when there are additional inbound aircraft.
FAA regulations and safety of operation shall take precedent over any procedure contained herein.