Oh, wow, I never knew that air traffic noise was so directional… I assume those loud zones align with runways.

Oh, wow, I never knew that air traffic noise was so directional… I assume those loud zones align with runways.

https://maps.bts.dot.gov/arcgis/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a303ff5924c9474790464cc0e9d5c9fb

(btw, I believe this is modeled worst-case noise levels as opposed to measured or average noise, but I only skimmed the documentation for the maps and did not read it in depth)

h/t Brad Templeton in his blog discussion of quieter air vehicles.