Accession Number : ADA225826


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Environmental Impact Statement, Flight Operations in the Sells Airspace Overlying the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation & Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona. Revised Draft


Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Edwin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a225826.pdf


Report Date : 06 Jun 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 411


Abstract : This revised draft environmental impact statement evaluates the impacts of supersonic flight operations in the Sells Military Operations Area/ Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace (ATCAA) as part of the review of the existing supersonic waiver to conduct supersonic flight operations below 30,000 feet mean sea level. This document also discusses current and future Air Force and Air National Guard aircrew training in the airspace over the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Southern Arizona. Training in this airspace, is conducted primarily by AIR FORCE and ANG units stationed at Luke AFB and Williams AFB near Phoenix, and at Davis-Monthan AFB and Tucson International Airport near Tucson, AZ. Other users of the airspace include ANG units from other states during winter months; USAF aircraft from Nellis AFB, NV, and Holloman AFB, NM; and Navy and Marine Corps aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, AZ, MCAS E1 Toro, Naval Air Station Miramar, CA. and various carriers of the Pacific Fleet. The airspace is regularly used for exercises that may be attended by participants from any unit or base in the U.S. The environmental impacts are a result of the aircraft flying greater than the speed of sound, and flying low level at subsonic speeds. The impacts are air pollutants, low level jet noise and sonic booms.


Descriptors :   *SUPERSONIC FLIGHT , *FLIGHT TRAINING , AIR SPACE , ARIZONA , AMERICAN INDIANS , FLIGHT PATHS , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , LOW ALTITUDE , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , JET AIRCRAFT NOISE , SONIC BOOM , AIR POLLUTION , NATIONAL GUARD , AIR FORCE FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Air Pollution and Control
      Noise Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE