The Port of Skagit values the residents and businesses near Skagit Regional Airport. To be a good neighbor, the Port developed this suggested flight pattern as part of our Voluntary Noise Abatement Program for pilots to utilize. We appreciate all the efforts of our pilot community to observe these flight patterns.
Minimizing aircraft noise near residential areas while operating a safe and efficient air transportation system is a nationwide challenge. Courteous and responsible pilots are the key to a successful noise management program. A successful program can be achieved by avoiding unnecessary residential overflights and by flying as quietly as safety permits. Please help us maintain a good neighbor relationship with the surrounding communities by following these recommended noise abatement procedures.
Safety always supersedes noise abatement procedures. Safety permitting, avoid flying over nearby residential areas when arriving or departing Skagit Regional Airport. The procedures described are not intended to preempt the prerogative or responsibilities of the pilot-in-command for aircraft operations.