Fly Friendly: Help Keep Hilton Head Island Airport a Good Neighbor

Recommended Good Neighbor Arrival and Departure Procedures


Important Notice: Noise Sensitive Area

Many people live in close proximity to the Hilton Head Island Airport and they are sensitive to aircraft noise and over-flights. Please help us be a friendly and courteous neighbor.  Thank you!

NOTE: ALL PROCEDURES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF NOISE ABATEMENT; PILOTS SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE TOWER AND MAINTAIN SAFE FLIGHT PRACTICES.

Departure

Climb to 1500 feet while maintaining runway heading before making a turn, unless directed otherwise by the tower. Reduce takeoff power when safety permits.

No intersection takeoffs.

Arrivals

Keep arrival patterns over water as much as power unless directed otherwise by the tower.

Jets should use NBAA standard noise abatement procedures when possible and consistent with safety.

VFR Traffic

Runway 3 Departures

Climb to 1200 feet at a rate consistent with safety and proceed to .25 miles offshore before making a turn, unless directed otherwise by the tower. Southbound departures should remain offshore following the Hilton Head Island shoreline. 

Runway 21 Departures

Climb to 1200 feet at a rate consistent with safety and proceed to the start of Broad Creek before making a turn, unless directed otherwise by the tower. Upon reaching Broad Creek, southbound departures should make a left turn to the shoreline, and follow the shoreline south just offshore. All other headings should turn on course upon reaching Broad Creek at no less than 1,200 feet AGL.

All Arrivals

As instructed by tower.  Remain offshore whenever possible and at pattern altitude as long as practicable.  On final approach, maintain glide slope using the PAPIS. 

Important Notice: Noise Sensitive Area

Many people live in close proximity to the Hilton Head Island Airport and they are sensitive to aircraft noise and over-flights. Please help us be a friendly and courteous neighbor.  Thank you!


ATIS.AWOS.121.4

TOWER 118.975

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BEAUFORT App.125.12

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