Please be advised the Vermont Air National Guard is scheduled to begin three cycles of night flying operations. The nighttime departures will occur between 4:00 – 8:00 pm and nighttime arrivals will occur until 10:00 pm. 
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 through Saturday, April 10, 2021 and 
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 through Friday, April 16, 2021 and 
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 through Thursday, April 22, 2021.  

Burlington International Airport Sound Mitigation Program

For over 30 years, the Burlington International Airport (BTV) has been committed to participating in the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored Part 150 program. Part 150 assesses and quantifies noise impacts from aircraft noise and develops a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) which will minimize those impacts. The approved NCP allows BTV to access grant funds to implement the approved program.

The Noise Exposure Maps for 2018 and 2023 were submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration on September 24, 2019. A copy of that document can be found HERE. The Federal Aviation Administration determined the Noise Exposure Map to be in compliance with federal requirements effective September 26, 2019.

The Noise Compatibility Program for 2018 and 2023 NEMs were submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued their Record of Approval on August 27, 2020. A copy of the Record of Approval can be found HERE.

The Airport is developing a noise mitigation implementation plan that complies with the NCP Record of Approval. The Sound Committee will be assisting the Airport in developing the final plan. A virtual Sound Committee meeting is scheduled for October 6, 2020, at 5 pm. Details for attending the meeting will be made available soon.

For questions or concerns about the Vermont Air National Guard operations, please contact them directly at: https://www.158fw.ang.af.mil/158FW_CONTACTS/ Or via phone at 802-338-3000. VTANG recently send this LETTER to the Burlington City Council.

Federal Aviation Administration’s Neighborhood Environmental Survey

As part of the FAA’s ongoing research program on aircraft noise, the FAA conducted a nationwide survey regarding annoyance related to aircraft noise. Information regarding the Neighborhood Environmental Survey (NES) and the report can be found here: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/policy_guidance/noise/survey/

The FAA is seeking comments on the NES through April 14th, 2021.  Individuals can submit a formal comment by clicking on the following link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/13/2021-00564/overview-of-faa-aircraft-noise-policy-and-research-efforts-request-for-input-on-research-activities