Noise Program



FAA Review of the Civil Aviation Noise Policy

The FAA invites public comments from interested individuals, entities, and other parties to review four key considerations of its civil aviation noise policy, in the context of noise metrics and noise thresholds. The FAA will consider how changes to the civil aviation noise policy may better inform agency decision making, the types of impacts it considers in making decisions (e.g., community annoyance, certain types of adverse health impacts highly correlated with aviation noise exposure), and potential improvements to how the FAA analyzes, explains, and presents changes in exposure to civil aviation noise. 

You may view the document announcing request for comments as well as meetings dates by clicking the following link -

FAA Noise Policy Review

You may also find this and more information including virtual meeting link at the website below or you can click here





Filing a Noise Complaint

DeKalb-Peachtree airport offers several ways to submit a noise complaint to airport staff.

Smartphone App


  1. From your Smartphone Click on the link:
  2. Save the app to your home screen (iPhone: Tap the box with vertical arrow and select add to home screen) (Android: Tap the 3 Menu dots and select save to homepage)
  3. Go to your home screen and open "Complaint Box Mobile"
  4. Follow the app steps 1 through 4
  5. Submit additional complaints by tapping “Create A New Comlplaint”

Note: After using the app the first time, user information is saved and does not need to be re-entered after filing an initial complaint


Web Form

Access our new web form here. Enter your name, address and as much information about he noise event as possible. Note: Using the web form does not require a user account.



You may also email the PDK Noise Office with your complaints. Please remember to be as detailed as possible including the home address in which the noise was heard. 

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Noise Hotline

As always you may submit a complaint using our noise hotline (770) 936-5442. Just like the webform please leave your name, address, and be as descriptive as possible when describing your noise complaint.


Useful PDK Noise Links

Frequently Asked Questions about PDK and Noise

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DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Noise Program Components

Please remember that attempts to address aircraft noise over the surrounding communities are not just one effort, initiative, or project by itself. The PDK Airport’s overall noise program is made up of many initiatives and projects just like the pieces of a puzzle. Listed below are some of the many initiatives undertaken by the airport to address the important issue of aircraft noise over the immediate, surrounding communities.

If you have a question regarding aircraft noise please send it to:

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Preferential Use Runway Program Noise Abatement Flight Procedures - Turbojet Aircraft
NBAA Noise Abatement Procedures Noise Sensitive Areas around PDK
Voluntary Night Curfew - All Aircraft Noise Monitoring Program
Noise Abatement Hotline Off-Set Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Instrument Approach
Touch and Go Operations/Helicopter " Close-in" Training Patterns Maintenance Run-ups and Intersection Take-offs
Use of Reverse Thrust Prior Permissions Required - Military Aircraft
Prior Permission Required - Aircraft with MTOW over 75,000 Pounds High Impact "Surge Events"




Monthly Noise and Operations Reports

Formal, written reports are presented to the Airport Advisory Board (AAB) at the AAB’s regularly scheduled monthly meetings. These reports are posted to the airport’s website the day of the meeting or as soon as possible following the meeting. Below you will find a direct link to the past monthly reports as given to the AAB. 






Table of Monthly Reports 2019-2023
January 2019 Report   January 2020 Report January 2021 Report January 2022 Report January 2023 Report
February 2019 Report February 2020 Report February 2021 Report February 2022 Report February 2023 Report
March 2019 Report March 2020 Report March 2021 Report March 2022 Report March 2023 Report
April 2019 Report April 2020 Report April 2021 Report  April 2022 Report April 2023 Report
May 2019 Report May 2020 Report May 2021 Report May 2022 Report May 2023 Report
June 2019 Report June 2020 Report June 2021 Report June 2022 Report June 2023 Report
July 2019 Report July 2020 Report July 2021 Report July 2022 Report July 2023 Report
August 2019 Report August 2020 Report August 2021 Report August 2022 Report August 2023 Report
September 2019 Report September 2020 Report September 2021 Report September 2022 Report September 2023 Report
October 2019 Report October 2020 Report October 2021 Report October 2022 Report  
November 2019 Report November 2020 Report November 2021 Report November 2022 Report  
December 2019 Report December 2020 Report December 2021 Report December 2022 Report  



Annual Noise and Operations Report

Annual reports contain a summary of the information found in each monthly report. These reports are also given to the Airport Advisory Board in January of each year and are posted the day of the meeting or as soon as possible following the meeting.     

Click here for the 2022 Annual Noise and Operations Report

 Click here for the 2021 Annual Noise Report                                                             

 Click here for the 2020 Annual Noise Report

 Click here for the 2019 Annual Noise Report                                                                                                                             Click here for the 2018 Annual Noise Report
 Click here for the 2017 Annual Noise Report
 Click here for the 2016 Annual Noise Report
 Click here for the 2015 Annual Noise Report


Useful Links

2016 Noise Contour Map