Accession Number : ADA270945


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Draft Environmental Assessment. SAC Low-Altitude Flight Operations at the Airburst Range, Colorado


Corporate Author : STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a270945.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 171


Abstract : This environmental assessment (EA) examines the potential environmental impacts of U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) flights along low-level military training route (MTR) IR-409 and low-altitude weapons training operations at the Airburst Range in southcentral Colorado. Low-altitude flight operations are essential to the Air Force for a diversity of activities ranging from pilot and navigator training to research, development, test, and evaluation programs. The Air Force requires use of airspace below 3,000 feet above ground level (AGL) to achieve and sustain aircrew proficiency for missions involving air defense, air superiority, close strategic and tactical bombing, and strategic/tactical airlift. Aircrew proficiency is essential if the Air Force is to perform its assigned missions in support of national policies.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING , *LOW ALTITUDE , RADAR , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , COLORADO


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Air Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE