Podcast: Make Quiet Flying a Priority

July 27, 2020

A recent NBAA News Hour offered tips for how business aviation pilots can comply with local noise-abatement procedures in the COVID-19 era. Today, we answer more questions from those looking to avoid noise complaints and fines, particularly as residents living near busy airports have grown accustomed to relative quiet over these past several months. “What we would generally recommend to pilots and operators is to contact the airport,” said aviation consultant Timothy Middleton. “If they have a noise abatement office, generally it’s best to talk to [them]; if not, talk to the operations department. You can also contact the local tower.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Gabe Andino, manager of noise abatement and environmental compliance at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport and chair of NBAA Access Committee Airports Working Group
  • Timothy Middleton, C.M., senior consultant and aviation specialist for the environmental and transportation consulting firm HMMH
  • Brad Pierce, chair of the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable
  • Jeff Smith, chief helicopter pilot for a Part 91 flight department, vice-president of operations for the Eastern Region Helicopter Council and chair of the NBAA Access Committee
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