Southern Maryland Fair Skies Coalition

We're seeking equitable solutions to decrease the aircraft noise in regions south of DCA. We seek volunteers to assist in coordination, research, data gathering, writing, and political action. If you are interested in helping out, please visit the Website and enter your information.

DC Fair Skies | Citizens Association of Georgetown
A coalition of community groups, including CAG, seeks by litigation and administrative means to reduce the noise created by aircraft departing and landing at National Airport.


We are dedicated to stopping low flying airplanes flying over Accokeek and Fort Washington, Maryland at low altitude creating noise and pollution.

Fair Skies Coalition

What is the Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition?

The Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition (MCQSC) is a group of concerned citizens and community associations in Montgomery County, Maryland whose daily lives are severely impacted by new flight paths and procedures into and out of Reagan National Airport (DCA). These newly formed flight paths send hundreds of disruptively loud, low-altitude flights over our homes, schools, parks, and businesses each day. MCQSC represents neighborhoods with approximately 7,500 homes, 20,000 residents, and numerous K-12 schools.

The Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition website:

“The National Quiet Skies Coalition supports communities across the United States whose citizens have been adversely impacted by the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program. The NQSC's mission is to help educate the American public on the hazards of aircraft noise and air pollution, share relevant information among concerned citizens, support the efforts of the congressional Quiet Skies Caucus and petition the FAA and Congress to adopt common sense solutions for mitigating jet aircraft noise and pollution over America's cities and towns.”

Fair Skies Nation About Us:

Fair Skies Nation, a 501C4 non-profit, formed as a result of combining grassroots organizations in Milton, MA, including BOS Fair Skies and Save Milton Skies. We quickly realized that many other communities surrounding Logan Airport as well as other airports throughout our nation are struggling with the same issues: pollution, stress, loss of sleep, and general decreased quality of life and enjoyment of property due to the implementation of satellite-based NextGen paths. We formed Fair Skies Nation to organize and advocate for fair distribution of flight paths over our nation’s skies.

Our Mission:

  • To raise awareness of adverse health and environmental impacts caused by concentrated aircraft take-offs and landings.

  • To promote fair and equitable air traffic solutions to ameliorate such adverse impacts.

The Quiet Skies Caucus in the United States Congress seeks to raise awareness on the issue of aircraft noise and find meaningful solutions to the problem. The caucus consists of congressional representatives from across the country whose constituents have been impacted by the FAA's NextGen program.

Airport Noise Law

"Airport noise cannot be stopped, short of closing down an airport. But it can be mitigated. Getting to that point is an extremely complex process that has ground down many citizens who ultimately decided to "get a life" away from endless meetings with airport and FAA officials. Suing the airport for monetary damages may offer sweet revenge to some — and perhaps make noise more expensive to the airport — but it's not likely to make your community more livable.
Seasoned veterans will say that it's impossible under the present regime to even deal directly with noise as a problem because of the elaborate regulations spun by the Federal Aviation Administration. The real problem, they will tell you, is understanding these regulations well enough to be able to match wits with FAA and airport officials. Oh boy! Get a life!

What to do? You alone cannot attack airport noise -- not even with the help of your next-door neighbor. You and your community will get nowhere in mitigating airport noise to a livable level until you organize on a massive scale. If airport noise bothers only a handful of people in your community, forget it — move out. But if the lives of a significant segment of your community are disrupted by aircraft noise, you've got the potential power to do something."


Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport Noise Committee 

The Greater Severna Park Noise Committee works with local, state and federal authorities to reduce airplane noise pollution caused by airplanes in the Thurgood Marshall|BWI flight path across the greater Severna Park area. We also collaborate with other communities affected by the noise.


This U.S. Government web site may be of interest to people who hear constant noise and are confronted by others who say they don’t hear any noise. Type in your ZIP code and you will get a map image that measures noise in your location.

National Transportation Noise Map

Road and Aviation Noise in the United States
The noise map facilitates the tracking of trends in transportation-related noise, by mode, and collectively for multiple transportation modes. The data allow viewing the national picture of potential exposure to aviation and highway noise. The data also allow viewing of the potential exposure at the state or county level.

The National Transportation Noise Map is an addition to the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD), a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, networks, and associated infrastructure available from the BTS Geospatial Data Catalog. The layers will be updated on an annual basis, and future versions of the National Transportation Noise Map are envisioned to include additional transportation noise sources, such as rail and maritime.

The BTS map contains aircraft and road noise inventory data provided as web map services (WMS) for use with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer programs that can store, analyze, and present spatial or geographic data.

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Noise Map; U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, I Love What I Hear! Common Sounds , available at :

This national, multimodal transportation noise mapping initiative used data sources from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to create a comprehensive map of noise levels.