TOKYO—Critics of a siting plan for a U.S. Marine facility won a majority in city council elections in the town where the base is supposed to be located, in the latest sign of staunch local political opposition to the base.[Read more →]
The decision to limit the number of F-35s to 59 was based on airspace limitations highlighted in the modeling efforts of the Gulf Region Airspace Strategic Initiative, Ms. Ferguson said. The GRASI modeling indicates Eglin-managed mission airspace couldn’t accommodate aircraft above that number.[Read more →]
Jul 18, 6:39 PM EDT BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration’s denial of a request for expanded training airspace could harm Idaho’s chances of landing F-35 Joint Strike Fighter wings, the commander of the Mountain Home Air Force Base in southern Idaho says. Col. Ron Buckley said the FAA earlier this month denied [...][Read more →]
Tucson is not the only place where opposition to the F-35 is mounting. Opposition to loud untested aircraft is showing up in places like Valparaiso, Fl., Boise, Id., El Mirage and Wittman, Az, South Burlington, Vt, and Key West and N. Tampa, Fl. The list is growing. The City of Valparaiso, Fl. which is located [...][Read more →]
REMARKS OF THE HONORABLE MATTHEW J. SALMON ON THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE AND THE AIR FORCE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE AND THE AIR FORCE PUBLIC FORUM EL MIRAGE, ARIZONA OCTOBER 21, 2009[Read more →]
Cities win lawsuit
That’s why the Cities of Minneapolis, Richfield and Eagan, as well as the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in 2005 seeking to require the MAC to provide homes with noise abatement (insulation and/or air conditioning, for example) help. The cities’ lawsuit was based on the premise that the MAC violated the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act by impairing airport neighbors’ right to quietude and violating an environmental standard that was created when the MAC agreed to expand its existing noise relief program to the 60 DNL (day/night noise level) contour.