The Bermuda Dunes Airport has published the following traffic pattern and noise abatement guidelines in a effort to enhance safety and minimize noise exposure for the surrounding communities. Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated by our neighbors and helps maintain our strong working relationship with the community.
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding these guidelines to the Airport Manager.
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 (1100′ 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 boundary and track outbound over railroad tracks, maintaining best rate of climb to a minimum of (800′ MSL if remaining in pattern, turning crosswind at Washington Street) or 1000′ 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, 1000′ 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 1100′ MSL piston, 1500” MSL turbine, and proceed on course. Turbine aircraft avoid downwind departures over Bermuda Dunes or Del Webb communities.
These guidelines shall be in effect 24 hours per day.
Turbine operations are discouraged between the hours of 2300 and 0600 local time. out of respect for the surrounding communities.
Two-way radio communications and position reporting are highly recommended.
Pilots can obtain airport advisories and monitor for traffic activity when active on Unicom 122.8. The FBO is staffed to provide radio support from 0600 to 2000 hours local (0600 to 1900 during Summer).
Pilot controlled runway lighting is in service daily from 2200 to 0600 hours local. The lights may be turned on for a fifteen minute interval by keying the microphone five times on 122.8.
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 discouraged when there are additional inbound aircraft.
Aircraft with wingspans greater than 68′ are encouraged to taxi to the end of the runway and back-taxi to the FBO. Avoid using the taxiway section along the homes to the South.
FAA regulations and safety of operation shall take precedent over any guidelines contained herein.