Noise Abatement Procedures at Westerly

The Westerly State Airport is a noise-sensitive airport.
Please take a few minutes to review the recommended procedures and map of the noise sensitive area.

General Procedures:

The preferred calm wind  runway for all operations is RWY 7-25.  (winds less than 5 KTS)
Intersection takeoffs on all runways are to be avoided at all times.
Night Operations:

Any training in the traffic pattern should be avoided between the hours of 10pm and 7am.

Engine Run-ups:

When the active runway is RWY 7-25, conduct all engine run-ups on TWY A.

When the active runway is RWY 14-32 conduct all run-ups on TWY F north of TWY D.

Engine maintenance run-ups  prohibited from 7pm to 7am.

Jet & Turboprop Aircraft:

Please refrain from using RWY 14-32 at all times.


Hover times are to be kept to 15 minutes or less. Helicopter operators are requested to use HAI Noise Abatement Measures.

Noise Complaints:

All noise complaints will be addressed by the airport manager in a timely manner.

If you are unable to comply with any of these voluntary noise abatement procedures for safety reasons, please notify the airport manager at (401) 596-2357 prior to, or as soon as possible after violating the procedure with an explanation.

Arriving Runway 32:

When landing RWY 32, avoid straight in approaches and descend to the runway with as few power changes as necessary.

Use the PAPI to land on Runway 32. It will indicate a safe glide path and allow a smooth, quiet descent to the runway.

Departing Runways 14 & 25:

Gain altitude as quickly as possible without compromising safety. Use “Best Rate of Climb: and maintain runway heading to 1,000 feet MSL.

Thank you for helping Westerly State Airport to be a good neighbor to our surrounding communities!