TAKE ACTION

What can you do to stop the noise?     
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You can submit Noise Complaints via your internet browser:
Without complaints, the MWAA, responsible for Washington Reagan DCA & Dulles IAD aiports and the FAA can continue to tell Congress and others that airplane noise is not a problem in Montgomery County.  Please submit complaints often! Your complaints can be simple and brief.  It only takes a few minutes to fill out the web form.

You can also submit Noise Complaints via your cell phone:
You can now submit noise complaints by downloading the free Viewpoint Noise Reporting App on your smartphone or cell phone!  
- iPhone & iPad (iOS) users can download the app from the Apple AppStore here: Bruel & Kjaer Viewpoint App for iPhone Users
- Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store here: Bruel & Kjaer Viewpoint App for Android Phone Users

Also, you can track the plane that woke you up or the planes recently overhead HERE. Please note that the DCA WebTrak site (airplane tracker) operates on a 1-hour, real-time data delay.  Historical flight activity for prior days is also available at this DCA WebTrak site.  Track nosiy jet aircraft in realtime as they fly overhead with The Flight Tracker app for iOS and the FlightAware Flight Tracker app for Android.

We have learned that it's better if you only choose ONE EVENT type on the complaint form to the airport authority.   

Just choose one item from the pull-down menu.  It doesn't matter which one -- but just one.

For example, "Too low" or "too loud" or "constant noise" -- just choose any one of the choices provided in the list on the complaint form.  It really doesn't matter which one, just as long as you select one.

2.  PLEASE JOIN US! 
 
If you are a resident of Montgomery County, MD, you can request to be added to our Google group listserv for updates and information by using one of the two options below: 
 
or
Option 2:  send an email stating your name & the name of your Montgomery County neighborhood (such as your homeowners' association name) to: membership@mocoquietskies.org
 
We can always use volunteers, especially in the areas of press/media, public affairs, technology, social media, outreach, and web design!   
 
You can also find us: 


3.  Contact your elected officials and policymakers to voice your complaints about the airplane noise & pollution!
 
Just click on the Downloads and Templates tab to find the contact information for our elected officials and policymakers (click on the PDF entitled, "Contact_Info_for_Officials.pdf").  These elected officials and policymakers need to hear from you!  Your complaints can be brief; the more important thing is to send them!  Sending your complaints by email to these individuals is preferred, but calls are also acceptable.  Remember, personalized emails and calls are most effective!  
  
Click on the Downloads and Templates tab for recent action letters, along with some templates you can use to help write your own complaint emails.  Remember to include in your complaint emails your street address and your neighborhood name, and indicate that you are a member of the Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition!


4.  Spread the word!
 
Tell your neighbors about the Coalition and hang flyers letting others know we are here to help!  The flyer can be found under the Downloads and Templates tab.  Post your letters, photos, stories, etc. to Facebook or Twitter.  We need to create as much buzz as possible.


5. Attend our meetings!
 
Concerned Montgomery County residents are encouraged to attend our meetings, which are held every-other-month, to hear the latest information from key individuals involved in our mission, and to voice your concerns and provide your feedback on the issues.
 
MCQSC meets every-other-month on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.  Typically, the Coalition meets at Brookmont Church, 4000 Virginia Place, Bethesda, Maryland, 20816.  However, please click on the Meetings tab to find out the specific location for the next upcoming meeting, as sometimes the meetings are held in a different location.  
 
Please click on the Meetings tab for more information about the next MCQSC meeting and the upcoming meeting's agenda (where available).  
 
To see meeting agendas, and related attachments, please go to: Meeting Agendas.