Planes Over the Palisades in Washington DC

Palisades Community Association efforts to abate intrusive airplane noise

"MWAA Reagan National Community Noise Working Group (CWG) was established in October 2015 to engage broad-based community participation to identify practical aircraft noise solutions and recommendations to the FAA".  The PCA Aircraft Noise Committee chair represents Ward 3 on the CWG.

Updated March 8

Who is this guy?  Why its none other than Commerce Committee ranking member Sen. Teddy-boy Cruz (R-Texas) mucking up DC air traffic!  Read More about the perimeter rule and  "Dissecting CAA claims supporting extension of the perimeter rule".

1) The 2015 FAA NextGen project created concentrated NOISE SEWERS over the Palisades.  The enviornmental danger from noise sewers are comparable to health dangers from water, air, or ground pollution.  Catch up on past Issues and background regarding efforts to abate noise pollution.

3) FAA plans to replace LDA-Z with RNAV/GPS in May 2024 Good riddance to LDA-Z 

4) Just in!! Senate Commerce Committee agrees to add 5 long-distance flights at Reagan National and no challenge from the DC Council or Mayor. The silence is deafening!  But Letter to House and Senate against expanding the perimeter joined by Norton.

Thank you Palisades residents and others who submitted comments last summer to the FAA on its Noise Policy Review Federal Register Notice to revise its noise policy.  The FAA has summarized the results of 4,800 responses to its survey Read the FAA survey results.  The FAA site has useful links and webinars to better understand its procedures and taxonomy. 

EMBARRASSING and AWKWARD! On November 1, I toured the FAA's Tracon air traffic control center in Warrenton, Virginia.  The tour was arranged for community representatives on MWAA's Aircraft Noise Working group.  This Tracon facility serves Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and DC.  Flags from each of these jurisdictions hang in Tracon's atrium area - EXCEPT for DC's flag.   It is missing and I thought this was emblematic of the fact that the DC government is missing in action regarding aircraft noise.  They are totally deaf on how noise destroys the quality of life of its citizens.  DC bureaucrats and elected officals offer zero support/action to address aircraft noise.  My colleagues and I who represent DC Wards on the MWAA working group are on our own in contrast to representatives from Maryland & Virginia that are actively supported by their County and City government officials.  In some cases a government employee actually SERVES as their representative.  On the other hand, DC government officials/employees are totally disinterested and unmotivated.  Consequently, DC Ward work group representatives act as citizens on their own!  So the absence of a DC flag, while embarrassing, is consistent with DC government support and its status as MISSING IN ACTION.   Just an observation. 

<NEW> Update regarding screen shot of egregious aircraft noise incident posted on the Rogues gallery of offenders 

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