Accession Number : ADA225825


Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement: F-15E Beddown at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina


Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a225825.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 230


Abstract : The Air Force proposes to convert the 72 F-4 aircraft at Seymour Johnson AFB with 72 LANTIRN equipped F-15E aircraft. The replacement would begin in 1989 and be completed 1991. The action would not result in an increase in overall sorties at the base, but would increase the number of operations currently flown between sunset and 10:30 P.M. from five up to eighteen/day. There would also be an increase in the number of sorties flown on selected military training routes and in the percentage use of total available hours at the Dare County Range. The action would not require any modification to existing airspace and would not result in cumulative effects from other federally proposed activities in eastern North Carolina. Alternative considered included taking no action, delaying the action, constructing a new base, and using an existing base. The preferred alternative is to make the conversion at Seymour Johnson AFB. The primary environmental concern associated with the proposed action is the effect of noise around Seymour Johnson AFB. The acreage impacted by day-night noise levels of 65 db and above would increase by 37%, thus returning the area to a noise environment similar to 1985 levels when 96 F-4 aircraft were assigned at the base.


Descriptors :   *JET AIRCRAFT NOISE , *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *FLIGHT TRAINING , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , NIGHT FLIGHT , NORTH CAROLINA , JET FIGHTERS , FLIGHT PATHS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE