Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Draft Environmental Assessment. SAC Low-Altitude Flight Operations at the Airburst Range, Colorado
STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB NE
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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 strategictactical airlift. Aircrew proficiency is essential if the Air Force is to perform its assigned missions in support of national policies.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Air Pollution and Control