Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Navy slates runway expansion meeting

Robertsdale, Ala., will hold a public meeting later this month so local residents can provide comments on Navy plans to extend runways at two outlying fields in Baldwin County. The Navy wants to extend runways at the Barin and Summerdale outlying fields and will acquire 200 acres at each site. The outlying fields are used by pilots training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. The T-6B Texan, a more powerful aircraft, is scheduled to replace the T-34 Turbo Mentor. The transition is expected to be complete by 2013. The public meeting is Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Central Annex Auditorium in Robertsdale. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 08/25/10)