Learn About Airport Sound Mitigation
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.
Visit http://www.btvsound.com for:
- Full details regarding the noise mitigation program
- BTV Noise monitoring and flight tracking system access and information, including raw data for download
- BTV Sound contact form
Other related websites:
- BTV Airport Commission: https://www.btv.aero/index.php/airport-guide/airport-commission
- View F-35 Info and Flight Alerts: www.vtguard.com/F-35
Official Responses from the Vermont Air National Guard
On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Winooski City Council held their regular meeting where the Vermont Air National Guard was asked to give an update to the community regarding their current operations. For reference, please see the following information:
- 9.7.21 City Council Meeting Warning and Agenda
- 9.7.21 City Council Meeting Minutes
- 9.7.21 City Council Meeting Recording
Members of the public attended the meeting in-person at City Hall and virtually via Zoom to provide public comments and ask questions. During the public comment facilitation period, Mayor Kristine Lott put together a list of questions that she, the City Council, and the general public asked during the meeting. Some of the answers were addressed by the Vermont National Guard during the meeting, while others were agreed to be answered after the meeting. Please download the questions and responses document below. Note: Mayor Kristine Lott sent the initial questions on 9.9.21 and received responses from the Vermont Air National Guard on 9.30.21. Follow up questions were sent on 10.3.21, and additional responses were received on 10.19.21.
Press Release: BTV Noise Monitoring and Flight Tracking System
"As part of our commitment to community outreach regarding operations at the Burlington International Airport, we have installed a noise monitoring and flight tracking system. The community can now access aircraft flight tracks and associated noise levels at our three noise monitoring sites by using this tool. Designed to increase understanding about BTV overflights, the Portal allows you to watch time-delayed movement of aircraft in transit around the region. Please note that there are limitations to the Portal’s software. Please note not all operations will be visible with this software. Some military operations will not appear per federal requirements. Noise monitors have been installed in the cities of South Burlington, Winooski. The Williston site location is under construction and will be operational by November 2021."
Click below to read the full press release:
8.6.21 - Mayor Kristine Lott receives an official response from Governor Phil Scott in response to the communication sent on 3.16.21.
5.17.21 - Winooski City Council received an update from the Burlington International Airport on the Noise Monitoring System and Easement. The Council is considering a resolution to request that this program includes high-quality products for windows and doors, etc. and that outreach is robust so everyone who qualifies is notified and understands their options.
- View the Noise Mitigation Program Resolution
- View the Noise Monitoring Easement
- Watch the recording of this City Council meeting
3.16.21 - On March 16th, 2021, the City of Winooski sent a communication, as per the request of the voters of Winooski, to Governor Phil Scott and our representatives requesting the halt of F-35 training flights in our densely populated community. Click here to view the communication and certified election results.
3.2.21 - Town Meeting Day Election results of Article Six: "Shall the City of Winooski urge the State to halt F-35 training flights in a densely populated area, such as Winooski?"
4.17.20 - VTANG Letter to Community Leaders
10.16.19 - BTV NEM/NCP Update and Public Meeting
6.20.19 - BTV NEM/NCP Update