Noise Abatement

Noise Abatement Procedures

The Anacortes Airport is adjacent to residential areas that enjoy low background noise. Anacortes places a high value on a quiet, peaceful environment. Because of this, some residents of Fidalgo Island are very sensitive to noise from aircraft. These recommended procedures are designed to reduce aircraft noise for the island community while keeping visitors and their aircraft operators welcome. Pilots are requested to follow these procedures with respect for the local residents and for other pilots.

PILOTS know best how to operate their aircraft so that they create the least amount of noise. These recommended procedures are not meant to interfere with safety, good judgment, FAA rules, or with techniques that good pilots know will help reduce ground noise from their aircraft. These recommended procedures were developed jointly by the Port of Anacortes, West Isle Air, Micro AeroDynamics and other members of the Anacortes aircraft community to assist pilots in minimizing aircraft noise at the Anacortes Airport.

PREFERRED CALMWIND RUNWAY 36

TRAFFIC PATTERN ALTITUDES

1200’ MSL

TOUCH AND GO OPERATIONS

Touch and go operations, Stop and Go, and Low Approach operations are not recommended.

VFR DEPARTURES

Both runways: Reduce power as safety and performance capabilities allow. Climb straight, turn over water.

VFR ARRIVALS Both runways: Over water maintain 1200’ MSL pattern to West. Descend on base leg.

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF OPERATION

Plan your flight so that you take off between 0600 and 2200 hours. Avoid take-offs between 2200 and 0600 hours.

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

It is understood that FAA rules, weather and safety considerations may at times require deviation from these procedures.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR ALERTNESS IN THE VICINITY OF AN UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT

WATCH OUT FOR UNANNOUNCED TRAFFIC!