Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Flight changes may lessen noise

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Changes to local military flight procedures may mean less noise on the ground. The changes, which began last week, include raising minimum flight altitudes over populated areas. Col. Don Johnson, commander of the 96th Operations Group at Eglin, said his primary concern was safety and carrying out the Air Force’s mission, but added that the new policies also should help make things quieter. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/21/13)