Naval Base Coronado (NBC) is conveniently located in the Southwestern-most part of the United States and allows the US Navy to maintain a foothold in the South Pacific. Despite this convenient location, it does create some inherent challenges for surrounding residents and businesses in San Diego County.
NBC, which includes two airfields in San Diego, strives to balance the needs of the community with the mission of the Navy. Even though we do not dictate flight paths (that’s the responsibility of the FAA and ATC), we make every effort to minimize the impact we have on the quality of life for the surrounding communities by evaluating and reevaluating each aspect of our flight operations in an attempt to minimize noise pollution.
Naval Air Staton, North Island (NASNI) and Naval Outlying Landing Field (OLF), Imperial Beach are both 24-hour airfields, where flight operations may be conducted around the clock, seven days a week. Flights originating from and heading to Naval Base Coronado installations operate in a wide airspace radius and, like civilian aircraft, military planes are not limited to where they can fly.