Groups Outside California Fighting Airport Noise


SoundInitiative -- Sound Initiative's goal is to end the use of stage-1 and stage-2 aircraft weighing less than 75,000 pounds. It is an airport-industry led coalition comprised of government, environmental, and anti-noise proponents. Sound Initiative works to encourage Congress to phase out stage-1 and stage-2 aircraft under 75,000 pounds, just as the requirements found in the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act did for aircraft over 75,000 pounds.


Airport Neighbors United (Birmingham). E-mail contact Kim Rafferty; 306 90th Street North Birmingham, AL 35206.


Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition. E-mail contact Kathleen Peggar; Alaska Center for the Environment, 519 West 18th Avenue, Suite 201, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501; voice 907.274.3621, fax 907.274.8733.


Ahwatukee - Foothills Coalition (AFCO) (Phoenix) is a coalition of homeowners fighting noise from Phoenix Sky Harbor. Contact Betty Mueller, voice/fax 480.283.0543, e-mail Betty Mueller.

Mesa Community Alliance (Mesa) is fighting conversion of the former Williams AFB to civilian aviation use (passenger and cargo). E-mail Georgette Baggett; P.O. Box 6981, Mesa, AZ 85216; tele. 480.784.4109, fax 480.357.1132.

Quiet Skies Alliance (Sedona). Tom Hutchinson, president, P.O. Box 2321, Sedona, AZ 86339-2321; tele. 520.282.9224, fax 520.284.4203. E-mail


Colorado Citizens Aviation Watch (Boulder).

Preserve Unique Magnolia Association (Denver International Airport). E-mail contact Norman Lederman.


Alliance for Sensible Airspace Planning. Coalition of several cities fighting the FAA's plan to reroute air traffic over the Northeast. The Alliance has filed a lawsuit against the FAA in the U.S. Court of Appeals 2d Circuit (Nov. 1, 2007).


Boca Raton Airport Action Group , alliance of 14 homeowner associations; Ellen Lohr, Vice Chair.

Citizens for Control of Airport Noise (Naples Airport). William Bush 610 Jacana Circle, Naples, FL 34105-0927; tele. 941.263.0927.

Concerned Citizens Coalition of Sewalls Point (Witham Field, Stuart). CCC hopes to relocate the airport owned by Martin County.

New Smyrna Beach Airport Noise is a website of local residents concerned over increased noise resulting from expansion of the city-owned airport.

Witham Airport Action Majority (Witham Field, Stuart). Witham Airport Action Majority also hopes to relocate Witham Field.


PDK Watch (Atlanta) is organized to "protect and assure the future of our established residential neighborhoods and quality of life in the areas affected by DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK)."


Citizens Against Noise of Hawaii. Steven L. Montgomery, Ph.D., P.O. Box 27705, Honolulu, HI 96827; voice/fax 808.676.4974; e-mail contact


Alliance of Citizens Concerning O'Hare (Chicago)


Save Our Skies (Indianapolis)

Victims of Airport Expansion (Indianapolis)


Airport Neighbors Alliance, Inc. is concerned with the air cargo aspects of the Louisville Airport Expansion Project. Don Conrad, chairman; e-mail contact

Warren County Citizens for Managed Growth are concerned over a proposal to build a massive air cargo facility in rural Kentucky.


Airport Coordinating Team (Baltimore-Washington International Airport). E-mail contact Stephen De Breceny; 339 Silky Oak Ct., Linthicum, MD 21090; voice 410.850.9054.


Concerned Citizens Coalition (New Bedford Regional Airport). E-mail contact Jack Booker

Communities Against Runway Expansion (Logan Airport, Boston). E-mail contact Allison Stieber; 14 Wyatt Street, Somerville, MA 02143; tele. 617.625.8075.

Plane Sense is a group interested in reasonable ways to reduce noise caused by small airplanes, flight schools, and aerobatic flying in the airspace surrounding Bedford as well as Nashua in New Hampshire.

ShhAir -- communities united to fight expansion and commercialization of Hanscom Airfield, a general aviation airport near Lexington. E-mail contact; Gigi Estabrook, P.O. Box 441, Concord, MA 01742.

South Shore Jet Pollution Council (Logan Airport, Boston). Formed in early 2001 to support towns, cities, citizens, and business entities in efforts to assess the noise and jet fuel pollution impact of Logan airport's runway expansion proposal on the health and quality of life of South Shore residents.

Stop the Noise -- citizens from Ayer, Chelmsford, Groton, Shirley, Townsend, Westford, and surrounding area organized to deal with the noise from recreational flying over their homes.

United Against Massport (Logan Airport, Boston).


Residents Opposed to Airport Racket (Minneapolis / St.Paul Metropolitan Airport). ROAR is an 800-member citizens group founded in October 1998.

South Metro Airport Action Council (Minneapolis / St.Paul Metropolitan Airport) is associated with ROAR.

Zero Expansion (Eden Prairie). Local residents who oppose the proposed expansion of Flying Cloud Airport. E-mail contact


St. Charles Citizens Against Aircraft Noise (Lambert International Airport). E-mail contact or Pat Lang; 700 North 5th Street, St. Charles, MO 63301; voice 314.949.9885, fax 314.925,1825.

St. Louis Air Pork A comprehensive website providing information about the struggle to stop the Lambert International Airport (AirPork) expansion plan called W1-W. It also provides a forum for Bridgeton residents in the buyout area to exchange information about property acquisition.


Citizens for Airport Accountability (Reno/Tahoe International Airport) was organized to fight the establishment of a major air cargo center at the airport, which is under way with the building of a U.S. Postal Service air cargo center. E-mail contact Peg O'Malley.

Reno Citizen, an on-line magazine, provides continuing coverage of plans to accomodate air cargo traffic at Reno Airport.


Plane Sense of Groton is a group interested in reasonable ways to reduce noise caused by small airplanes, flight schools, and aerobatic flying in the airspace surrounding Nashua as well as Bedford in Massachusetts.


Alliance of Municipalities Concerning Air Traffic (Teterboro Airport). Includes South Hackensack, Little Ferry, and Moonachie. E-mail contact Emma Perez, Chair or Lise Avery; tele. 201.935.1980.

New Jersey Coalition Against Aircraft Noise. P.O. Box 554, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076; fax 908.233.0603.

People Limiting Airport Noise and Expansion (PLANE). PO Box 633, Pennington, NJ 08534; tele. 609.818.1409; e-mail contact

Quieter Environment Through Sound Thinking (QUEST). Jim Burnet; P O Box 613; Madison, NJ 07940; tele. 973.822.2646.

Runway 22 Coalition (Newark International Airport). E-mail Richard Mahr.


Airport Neighbors Alliance (Albuquerque International). E-mail Marianne Dickinson, president.


Helicopter Noise Coalition of New York City. Joy Held, 414 East 65th Street, Apt. 6J, New York, NY 10021; voice/fax 212.628.3126.

Sane Aviation for Everyone (Metropolitan New York City). E-mail

Ulsterites Fight Overflights (Ulster County). Box 681, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.


Alma Nemrava, P.O. Box 668067, Charlotte, NC 28266; telephone 704.391.2322.

Donaldson & Black (Greensboro), 208 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401; tele. 336.273.3812.

Piedmont Quality of Life Coalition (Greensboro). PMB 301, 2207 Fleming Road, Greensboro, NC 27410-9372; e-mail contact

Raleigh-Durham Airport Noise Committee. P.O. Box 80001, RDU Airport, NC 27623-0001; voice 919.840.2100, ext. 239, fax 919.840.0175; e-mail contact


Airport Neighbors Decide (Columbus). E-mail contacts Jane Schneider and Charles Lusco, telephone 614.863.4016.

Akron/Canton Airport Noise. E-mail contact .

Citizens Against Reckless Expansion (Dayton International Airport). E-mail contact Joe Ellis; 2201 Kershner Road, Dayton, OH 45414; tele. 937.898.4749.

Miami County Chapter "Save Our Skies" (Dayton International Airport). E-mail contact Carol McKeever.

Olmsted Falls Airport Committee is concerned with the noise impacts of expansion of Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland.


Clark County Airport Issues Roundtable is a grassroots group formed to give voice to the residents in Vancouver and Clark County on the issues of airport noise and pollution from neighboring Portland International Airport (PDX). E-mail contact

Oregon Aviation Revealed "provides educational articles along with links to related sites on the largely unchecked and unmonitored growth of aviation interests in the state of Oregon."

Oregon Citizens Aviation Watch. Email contact Sherry Patterson, telephone 503.639.5161.


Bucks Residents For Responsible Airport Management (B.R.R.A.M.) is a grassroots organization in Bucks County, PA concerned with past, current, and anticipated expansion of the Trenton-Mercer Airport. 25 South Main Street, PMB 171, Yardley, PA 19067; e-mail contact

Citizens Alliance on Chester County Airport. P. O. Box 182, Parkesburg, PA 19365; e-mail contact


Rhode Island Watch (T.F. Green Airport, Warwick).


Airport Area Residents Alliance (Memphis). P.O. Box 30935, Memphis Tennessee 38130-0935; telephone 901.542.9516 or 901.363.4631.


Love Field Citizens Action Committee (Dallas). A nonprofit grass-roots organization formed in 1980 by residents living in the neighborhoods surrounding Love Field Airport.

Coalition of Homeowner Alliances Requiring Government Equity (Houston). A coalition is fighting the airport noise, air pollution, and loss of value and reasonable enjoyment of property caused by recent expansion of the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Contact Mike Cothran, 281.446.4381; e-mail Hank Husky


Citizens Concerned About Jet Noise (Virginia Beach). This group seeks to minimize noise from Navy jets at Oceana NAS and Fentress Field. E-mail contact CCAJN. Jack E. Ferrebee, Esq., 1060 Lasking Rd. Suite 12B, Virginia Beach, VA. 23451-6365; voice 757.425.2494, fax 757.425.2695.


Airport Communities Coalition (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). A coalition of several municipalities fighting plans to build a third runway.

Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.). E-mail contact Mike Anderson (President); 19900 Fourth Ave. S.W., Normandy Park, WA 98166-4043; tele. 206.242.9417.

Citizens Fed-Up with Aviation Noise (Boeing Field). 2017 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98121; tele. 206.723.9822.

Georgetown Crime Prevention (Boeing Field). E-mail contact Lorna Dove; 6435 Flora Ave South, Seattle WA 98108; voice 206.763.2958, fax 206.764.1202.

Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). E-mail contact; 19900 Fourth Ave. S.W., Normandy Park, WA 98166; voice 206.824.3120, fax 206.824.3451.

Seattle Council on Airport Affairs The SCAA is an association of individuals, community-based organizations, and other entities, located primarily in Seattle, who are concerned about the increasing negative impact on the quality of life of this region by airport and aviation operations. E-mail contact Chas Talbot; 3213 W. Wheeler St., PMB 146, Seattle WA 98199; tele. 206.763.SCAA.


Citizens for the Abatement of Noise (Dulles and National Airports, Washington, D.C.). E-mail contact; P.O. Box 40093, Washington D.C. 20016; tele. 301.320.5905.


Airport Neighbors Association (Mitchell Int. Airport, Milwaukee). Originally organized in 2001 to fight ground noise from the airport, the group has expanded its concerns to include relief from all sources of aircraft noise as well as air pollution. E-mail Jim Baker.

[Updated July 18, 2009]