The Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test program was created by the Chicago Department of Aviation to determine whether alternating flight patterns across different runways at night would better disperse noise and reduce noise levels experienced by residents impacted by O’Hare Airport.
The O’Hare Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test #3 began the evening of July 23, 2017 and continues for 12 weeks, through the Week of Oct. 8. Each new week will begin on Sunday evening at 10 p.m. or after, when demand allows for one arrival and one departure runway.
The purpose of conducting a third test is to test in real time a runway rotation without the use of diagonal runway 15/33, which is slated to be decommissioned in the spring of 2018.
More information about the Fly Quiet program is available here.
You can find a complete 12-week flight schedule for test 3 here.
I strongly encourage residents to fill out the five-minute survey online to provide feedback. This must be done by no later than Oct. 14. All questions must be answered in order to complete the survey. Here is the survey link.
Your opinions are important. If you would like further details on O’Hare flight patterns or specifics on the runway rotation test, kindly contact Jeanette Camacho, Executive Director of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) at 773-686-3198.