Accession Number : ADA609295


Title :   Environmental Assessment Use of Golden Triangle Regional Airport by 14th Flying Training Wing Aircraft


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLYING TRAINING WING (14TH) COLUMBUS AFB MS


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Dorothy ; Wallin, John ; Wooten, R C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a609295.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : The purpose of and need for action is to improve the efficiency of the T-1 and T-37 elements of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training conducted by Columbus AFB by using a nearby airport for instrument and visual approach and traffic pattern training instead of the more distant airports currently being used for this training. Under the Proposed Action 14 FTW T-1 and T-37 aircraft would conduct instrument and visual approach training, as well as takeoff, landing, and closed pattern training at the GTRA, Columbus, Mississippi. No Air Force personnel would be based at GTRA. No aircraft maintenance activities would be anticipated to occur at GTRA other than the rare occasion when a T-1 or T-37 aircraft might land at the airport due to an emergency that would require maintenance before being capable of a subsequent flight. This EA evaluates the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the 14 FTW would not conduct T- l and T-37 training at the GTRA. Resources considered in the impact analysis were: mission; airspace and airfield operations; noise; land use; and environmental justice.


Descriptors :   *AIRPORTS , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *MILITARY AIRCRAFT , AIR SPACE , LAND USE , LANDING FIELDS , NOISE


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Terminal Flight Facilities
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE