Sep 10, 2011 3:19 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Air Force revises low-level training plans

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) - The Air Force says it has determined that its controversial proposal for flying low-level night-time training flights over New Mexico and Colorado would have no significant impact on the environment. But it has made some adjustments to its proposed fly-zones.

A new map released with an updated proposal last week cuts out planned flights over northern New Mexico's population corridor from Albuquerque north through Santa Fe and Taos. It also cuts out proposed flights over Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad in Colorado.

In addition to cutting back some areas for the flights, the Air Force now proposes letting the flights only go as low as 300 feet rather the 200 feet initially proposed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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