The Bellingham International Airport is committed to being
a good neighbor
by recognizing that there are residential areas around the airport
sensitive to aircraft noise. The following noise abatement procedures
in effect at BLI:
a. VFR Noise Abatement Procedures
(There may be cases when VFR aircraft are unable to follow
procedures due to tower direction, weather, training requirements,
or emergency procedures)
1. Departures - Runway 16: Fly runway heading to shoreline
before commencing turns.
2. Arrivals - Runway 16: Follow published traffic pattern
3. Departures - Runway 34: Fly runway heading to freeway before
4. Arrivals - Runway 34: Fly base leg over water, fly final
leg to cross shoreline on runway centerline.
b. IFR Noise Abatement Procedures
(IFR noise abatement procedures are in accordance with the FAA
Standard Instrument Departures, published non-standard IFR departure
procedure, published standard instrument arrival and missed approach
procedures and standard radar vectors as directed by Vancouver
c. Airport Staff Responsibilities
Airport Staff will investigate all noise complaints received regarding
The Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee believes
of the noise abatement procedure depends on the voluntary cooperation
the aviation community. The members believe the highest level
will be achieved through pilot education. This will be achieved
educational tools such as; airfield signs, airport facility directory;
brochures, hangar visits, newsletters and visitor interaction.
should only be revoked as a last result.