Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Aircraft Noise

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provides residents needed transportation and brings economic strength and vitality to the region. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority understands that aircraft noise is a concern in the region. In order to be a good neighbor in the community, the Airports Authority has worked with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Federal Aviation Administration and others to maintain a compatible environment.


    PublicVue - The Airports Authority's Upgraded Online Flight Tracking and Noise Monitoring System

    The Airports Authority maintains an aircraft flight tracking and noise monitoring system. Noise monitors are located along the primary flight corridors. The ability to measure aircraft and community noise at these locations helps the Airports Authority to better understand noise impacts in the community.

    PublicVue brings these features to residents with internet access:

    • View flight tracks. Plot your desired location and view flight tracks on PublicVue in near-real time (10 minute delay). You can also use historical mode to track flights that occurred in the past.
    • View historical noise data. Noise data collected today is available on PublicVue the following day.
    • File noise complaints online. You will be asked to register your name and place of residence and create a username and password to use this function.

    The upgraded PublicVue application significantly reduced the processing time previously needed to view flight tracks. Users can now view flight activity in near-real time, versus the previous 24-hour data delay. The application consists of four tabs (Home, Complaint, Flight Tracking, Contact Us) found on the top portion of the screen. Each tab opens a page with instructions on how to provide or access information.

    Noise Measurement Information
    The noise level depicted at the monitor location on the website is updated every second and reflects community noise from non-aircraft sources as well as overflights. Community noise can consist of vehicle traffic, lawn mowers, storm activity, etc.

    Click below to enter PublicVue. You will be leaving the Airports Authority's Website.

    PublicVue for Reagan National Airport


    Telephone Contact Also Available 

    In addition to completing a noise complaint via PublicVue, citizens are welcome to voice their concerns about aircraft noise at 703-417-1204. The Airports Authority's Noise Abatement Staff is available to discuss noise concerns during business hours. Callers are welcome to leave a voicemail message after hours or on weekends.