Mapping the Jet Noise: Illuminating the Impact

This project aims to raise awareness about the increased noise pollution brought on by fighter jets stationed at Truax airfield in Madison, Wisconsin.

Madison Wisconsin is often described as one of the most livable places in the United States, and has received numerous “best city” awards. We live in a vibrant University town, culture hub, a nature loving city with a booming tech sector. The “City of Four Lakes” boasts 200+ miles of bike trails and the largest Saturday farmer’s market in the Nation. Madison has a lot going for it; in short, it is simply – booming!

Despite the city’s overall economic growth and success as a community, there’s suddenly another boom occurring in the skies above our fair city on the East and North side of Madison. Beginning in 2024, there has been a surge in jet noise related to aircraft activity, particularly from the F-35 military aircraft now based at the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Airfield,. adjoining Dane County Regional Airport.

For more detail go to the post below:

  • Background
  • Interactive Map
  • Mapping the Problem
  • Follow-up