DC Fair Skies Coalition
Over the past two years, changes in flight paths to and from Reagan National Airport (National) have increased noise and disruption in the Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Burleith, and Hillandale neighborhoods. Those communities, along with Palisades, Foxhall, and others – including Georgetown University – have established the DC Fair Skies Coalition to push the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to address these issues.
"I've spoken with both Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Attorney General Karl Racine to help provide any relief to residents who have been impacted by this noise," said Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. "It has been long understood that planes accessing the airport should be flying over the Potomac, not the neighborhoods."
At a recent meeting, the MWAA noted that flights are no longer regulated between midnight and 6:00 am, meaning that some flights are landing later or taking off earlier than was previously permitted.
If you are disturbed by airplane noise, send your complaint via email to or call MWAA at (703) 417-1204.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Coalition, please email with “DC Fair Skies Coalition” in the subject line.
At the request of the DC Fair Skies Coalition, the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) has opened an Aircraft Noise Fund to receive donations. Contributions will help the DCFSC retain attorneys and experts in the legal challenge to the new northern flight paths from Reagan and efforts to seek a reduction in aircraft noise from the FAA through administrative means.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please email for a form. The form will provide all information necessary to donate via check or credit card. In addition, the form includes a space for you to indicate your interest in working on this issue.