Accession Number:

ADA611883

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PARSONS CORP PASADENA CA

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

277.0

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 BirdWildlife- Aircraft Strike Hazard noise land use air quality biological resources and, cultural resources.

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