Accession Number : ADA611883


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Travis AFB C-17 Use of Instrument Routes 264, 275, 280, 281 , and 282 in Central Nevada


Corporate Author : PARSONS CORP PASADENA CA


Personal Author(s) : Crisologo, Rosemarie ; Gaddi, Elvira P ; Schanpp, Angela ; Harper, Kip ; Beisel, Don ; Botts, Doug ; Miller, Dorothy ; Wallin, John ; Wooten, R C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611883.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 277


Abstract : The Air Force proposes to conduct low level navigation training for C-17 aircrews based at Travis AFB using five military training routes in central Nevada that were formerly scheduled and originated by Mountain Home AFB in southwestern Idaho. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to establish Travis AFB C-17 aircrews as the primary user for Instrument Routes 264, 275, 280, 281, and 282. This EA evaluates the No Action Alternative and the Proposed Action. Under the No Action Alternative, Travis AFB C-17 aircrews would continue to utilize training routes that are originated, scheduled, and heavily used by other Department of Defense organizations. Travis AFB C-17 aircrews would fly each of the five instrument routes as many as 104 times per year. Resources considered in the impact analysis of this Environmental Assessment (EA) were: airspace operations (to include aircraft safety and Bird/Wildlife- Aircraft Strike Hazard); noise; land use; air quality; biological resources; and, cultural resources.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *AIR FORCE TRAINING , *AIR SPACE , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , AIR STRIKES , AVIATION SAFETY , BIRDS , CARGO AIRCRAFT , CULTURAL RESOURCES , LAND USE , NEVADA , NOISE , SAFETY , TRAINING AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE