Accession Number : ADA267871
Title : Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement Supersonic Flight Operations in the Valentine Military Operations Area
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA
Report Date : 04 Nov 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 387
Abstract : The 49th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, proposes to fly approximately 300 supersonic sorties per month in the Valentine Military Operations Area/Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace area. All proposed supersonic flights would be conducted during daylight hours and at an altitude above 15,000 feet mean sea level which is 8,000 to 10,000 feet above ground level in the MOA. Several alternatives were reviewed including the 'no action' option. A review of existing MOA's within 150 NM of Holloman AFB show the more viable alternatives to be: utilize only the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) and the Reserve MOA; use only the WSMR and the Valentine MOA. The Air Force's preferred alternative is to conduct 300 sorties per month in both MOA's (Valentine and Reserve) to minimize the number of sonic booms each area would receive.
Descriptors : *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *AIR TRAFFIC , *SONIC BOOM , CONTROL , GROUND LEVEL , OPERATION , MEAN , WINGS , DAYLIGHT , FEET , SEA LEVEL , ALTITUDE , NUMBERS , NEW MEXICO , FLIGHT , TRAFFIC , AIR
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE