Wednesday, April 29, 2015

F-35s to shift runways

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Air Force said Tuesday that work on a runway will cause the temporary shift of F-35 operations to another runway, which may lead to a slight increase in noise over Valparaiso for a few months. Most F-35 flight operations use Runway 12/30, but starting on Friday that runway will be closed for upgrades. The F-35 traffic will shift to Runway 01/19, the main north/south runway. The Air Force also said that starting in May, Eglin will become a temporary host to 15 F-35Cs that are part of the Navy's backup aircraft inventory. The 15 planes will relocate to Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., when required construction there is completed in about three years. (Source: GCAC, 04/28/15)