DC Fair Skies Coalition

 DCA WebTrak lets you track flight activity into and out of Reagan National Airport and monitor aircraft and community noise data.

DCA WebTrak lets you track flight activity into and out of Reagan National Airport and monitor aircraft and community noise data.

Update from original January 1 posting below: All are invited to attend the Citizens Association of Georgetown's (CAG) monthly meeting, which will focus on aircraft noise issues. The meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, January 27, at the offices of Foley & Lardner LLP at 3000 K Street NW, Suite 600. (Enter via the Washington Harbour upper plaza at 30th Street.) The reception is at 7 pm; the program will begin at 7:30 pm. Representatives from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and members of the DC Fair Skies Coalition will speak. (CAG and the BCA are members of the coalition, among many other neighborhood organizations.)

For more background about the aircraft noise issue and DC Fair Skies Coalition's efforts so far, visit the DC Fair Skies website and read this recent article in CAG's January Newsletter.


By Eric Langenbacher, president@burleith.org

The airplane noise from the new flight paths to Reagan National Airport continues to bother many neighbors. The BCA is working with other surrounding communities and the ANC as part of the DC Fair Skies Coalition to find permanent relief. Part of this entails a lawsuit against the FAA. There are two things that you can do now to help with these efforts:

1. Consider donating to the legal effort. Processed by the Citizens Association of Georgetown, donations are tax-deductible. Information is available at the CAG website.

2. If there is a particularly noisy flight, especially early in the morning or late at night, please report it on DCA WebTrak, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s public portal for Reagan National Airport. DCA WebTrak provides a “user-friendly interface with improved access to flight track data as well as aircraft and community noise data.” Our case will be strengthened with more reports. 

After clicking on the link, click on "accept terms" to load the webpage. Click on the "Investigate" button just below "Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport" on the upper left and then the "How" button just below on the right. Staying on this left-hand part of the page, if you scroll all the way down, click on "Show Complaint Form" and a general complaint form will pop up. The "Noise Information Office" can also be contacted at (703) 417-1204.