The Army is preparing to build a live fire training area near Delta Junction, Alaska. AOPA is concerned that the preferred alternative would run through a general aviation corridor - used by pilots flying to and from Alaska - as well as through a major mountain pass. The Army is currently planning to operate the area as a controlled firing area, which does not call for flight restrictions, but requires observers on the ground to cease firing activities when an aircraft is spotted flying near the exercise. There will be two public meetings on the issue: 5 p.m. on April 5 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks, and April 6 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Delta Junction Community Center in Delta Junction. The comment deadline is May 1. For more information, see the Web site.
March 31, 2006