Accession Number:

ADA268864

Title:

Environmental Assessment Reserve Military Operations Area

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

The Record of Decision ROD allowing supersonic operations in the Reserve MOA stipulated 1 Supersonic flight be limited to weekday, daylight operations of the 49th TFW and selected adversaries above 15,000 feet MSL, not to exceed 300 sorties per month in each MOA, 2 WSMR be first priority for supersonic training with the overflow equally divided between the Valentine and Reserve MOAs, 3 supersonic operations be confined to 22 X 28 mile elliptical areas, 4 supersonic flight not be conducted within five miles of the specific population centers, and 5 complaints and damage claims be resolved promptly. These operational restrictions resulted from a lack of definitive data to describe impacts of sonic booms. To this extent the research was conducted and the supersonic model used for predicting overpressures was validated as part of this environmental document

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Noise Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE