Tips for Homeowners
Looking to buy a home in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area and have
concerns about aircraft noise? Below are some tips to help you make an informed
Know the CVG Runways
CVG has four runways.
- Runway 9/27 (east/west) is the longest runway at 12,000 feet and is utilized as
the primary nighttime runway. This runway is original to CVG, but it has been
extended in length several times over the years.
- Runway 18L/36R (eastern-most north/south runway) is 10,000 feet. This runway
was built in 1990.
- Runway 18C/36C (center north/south runway) is 11,000 feet and is currently
designated as the alternate nighttime runway. This runway is original to CVG but
has been extended in length several times over the years.
- Runway 18R/36L (western-most north/south runway) is 8,000 feet and was built
Check the Flight Patterns
Flight patterns affect most areas around CVG. Some areas may experience more air
traffic than others due to wind, weather, or operational conditions. There can also be
variation in the altitude of the airplanes for various reasons, both on departure and on
approach. The Federal Aviation Administration is solely responsible for the movement of
aircraft throughout the national airspace system and assigns headings, altitudes, etc.
Familiarize yourself with our flight patterns here. Please note
that the flight patterns may change per FAA regulations.
Assess the Homesite
Since noise is subjective, we encourage prospective homebuyers to listen to the aircraft
activity in the street/subdivision of interest during different times of the day and night to
determine if the level of aircraft noise is acceptable to you and your family. If you have
questions regarding flight activity in a particular area, street, or subdivision, please feel
free to contact CVG’s noise abatement staff.
Screen Information Carefully
Real estate agents, property developers, neighbors, and concerned citizens may not be
familiar with aircraft operations at CVG. Do your own due diligence, and do not rely
solely on what others share with you. While we highly encourage you to speak with
potential neighbors regarding noise over the areas, keep in mind that noise is
subjective. If you have technical questions regarding flight patterns, current aircraft
operations, aircraft over-flight areas, or future growth at the airport, please call noise
Contact Noise Abatement Staff
Still have questions or concerns? Feel free to contact the CVG noise abatement line at
859-767-7020, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.