Dallas Love Field is located within a noise sensitive area of
the City of Dallas and is bound on nearly all sides by residential
neighborhoods. In an effort to be responsive to the concern of
our neighbors and to continue to provide an excellent facility
for your use, a noise control program has been developed with
the participation of the Love Field Operators, neighborhood representatives,
the Federal Aviation Administration and the City of Dallas. The
purpose of this program is to minimize the impact of aircraft
operations at Love Field on the surrounding neighborhoods without
unduly restricting the use of the airport.
AT NO TIME IS OPERATIONAL SAFETY TO BE
OBSERVE ALL ATC INSTRUCTIONS
I. TAKE-OFF AND DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
(Turbojet and aircraft weighing over 12,500 lbs.)
A. IFR - Via TRINITY (current)
departure/or appropriate SID.
B. VFR - After departure, turn
right, heading 160, intercept and proceed via the COWBOY (CVE)
139 radial until leaving 3000' MSL before proceeding on course.
NOTE: To fly this procedure, aircraft must be
able to climb at a rate of 240' per nautical mile.
This procedure is in effect 2100-0600 hours local when
departing on Runway 13R.
C. Noise Abatement Profiles -
Utilize manufacturer's noise abatement profile when possible,
otherwise use FAA profile (depicted), or NBAA profile.
1. Take-off and climb at an airspeed of V2+10
to 20kts until reaching 1000' above airport elevation (AAE).
2. Upon attaining 1000' AAE, accelerate to "zero
flap minimum safe maneuvering speed" (Vzf) while retracting
flaps on schedule and reduce thrust. Thrust should not be
reduced below the minimum thrust at which compliance has been
shown with the required final take-off climb performance gradient
with one engine inoperative under para 25.121 (c) or Part
25 ("final take-off engine out climb gradient").
Thrust should be reduced consistent with the following:
Thrust for airplanes with:
(a) high bypass ratio engines: should be
reduced to normal climb thrust.
(b) low bypass ratio engines:
should be reduced below normal climb thrust but in no case
lower than necessary to maintain the final take-off engine
out climb gradient.
(c) slow flap retraction rates:
should be reduced at an intermediate flap setting.
3. Continue climb at an airspeed not greater than
Vzf + 10 kts at the reduced thrust to an altitude of not less
than 3000 feet AAE, whereupon, the pilot should smoothly initiate
a normal climb profile. However, the reapplication of power can
be delayed if that event would occur over a noise sensitive area.
4. Notwithstanding paragraph "b" above,
airplanes not using wing flaps for take-off should reduce thrust
before attaining 1000' AAE but not before attaining 500' AAE.
Take-Offs - Preferred, when practicable.
II. Approach and Landing (turbojets)
A. Track 13R
1. Fly base leg over Interstate 635 (LBJ Freeway)
until intercepting the final approach course to Runway 13L
2. Maintain 3000' MSL or above, as long as possible, consistent
with a safe approach landing.
3. When approaching from the south, plan and
request a right downwind to Runway 13R. Avoid penetrating
1. Maintain gear up and approach flap setting
above 2500 MSL.
2. Start gear extension and final flap setting
in order to be in landing configuration, not more than four
miles from runway threshold, or less than 1500' MSL.
3. Use minimum reverse thrust, consistent with
Aircraft between 2100-0600(L) maintain runway heading
to 2000' MSL before proceeding on course.
IV. Helicopter Operations
Love Field has specific and detailed helicopter arrival and departure
procedures and tracks, copies of which are available from the
Department of Aviation and fixed base operators. If unfamiliar
with these tracks, request specific arrival instructions from
Love tower before entering the airport traffic areas. Maintain
at least 1200' MSL outside ATA.
V. Runway Restrictions
Runway 18/36, under normal conditions, is restricted to aircraft
of 60,000 lbs or less.
Between 2100-0500(L) Runway 13R/31L is the designated
runway for turbojet departures/arrivals and aircraft weighing
over 12,500 lbs.
VI. Maintenance Run-ups
Engine maintenance run-ups are prohibited between the house of
midnight and 0600(L). Maintenance run-ups will be permitted only
in the designated area near the center of airfield. Contact Airport
Operations (670-6156) prior to use for permission and heading
assignment. Pilots are to monitor 121.75 MHZ while in the maintenance
VII. Touch-and-Go Traffic
Aircraft requesting a series of touch-and-go landings will make
right traffic for runway 13R or left traffic for 31L.
VIII. Training Flights
Training flights will not be allowed between 2200 and 0700(L).
A. This ban will apply to all aircraft, except
those departing or arriving, with training being conducted away
from Dallas Love Field.
B. This ban will include aircraft desiring practice
instrument approaches unless this approach is to a full stop
in conjunction with the termination of the flight. (No full
stops and taxi backs.)
For further information contact: The Department
of Aviation, 214-670-6610 or 214-670-6156