Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement Supersonic Flight Operations in the Valentine Military Operations Area
TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA
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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 AreaAir 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 MOAs 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 Forces preferred alternative is to conduct 300 sorties per month in both MOAs Valentine and Reserve to minimize the number of sonic booms each area would receive.
- Military Aircraft Operations
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- Environmental Health and Safety