Friday, January 6, 2012

F-35 runway decision delayed

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Air Force has postponed until 2013 where at the Eglin reservation the F-35 training will take place and which runways will be used. The reassessment of the impact of flight training is due to changes in operational tables, or how aircraft will be used, including the number and types of takeoffs, landing and sorties. The reassessment will include a second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and another round of public hearings. The first SEIS in 2010 listed Duke Field, Choctaw Field and Eglin main as possible locations for the bed-down. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 01/05/12)