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Pilot & Operators
About Paine Field
Here's what you need to know about noise
These are some of the most-frequent questions the airport gets about air operations at Paine Field.
What is Paine Field’s airport configuration?
What determines runway use and the direction aircraft arrive and depart the airport?
Why is Paine Field so close to residential neighborhoods?
When does the airport close?
Does Paine Field monitor noise levels?
How is aircraft noise measured?
Do aircraft have to comply with local city, county and state noise ordinances?
What does the airport do to mitigate aircraft noise in the community?
Can the airport restrict certain aircraft from using the airfield?
Who controls what flight path jet aircraft fly and at what altitude?
Why do aircraft arrive and depart at night and in the early morning, isn’t there a curfew?
What is the minimum altitude an aircraft can fly over my residence?
Who do I contact if I have an inquiry regarding Paine Field noise or flight operations?
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