Public Meeting: Air Force Academy’s Planned Airfield Changes

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The United States Air Force Academy is planning to change its airfield operations this summer. KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports.

The proposed changes include reopening Bullseye Airfield near Ellicot and extending a northern departure route that would allow leaving aircraft to reach 1000 feet along Baptist Road before passing over other populated areas. According to the Academy, this is expected to reduce noise levels by approximately 30%. The changes are expected to take effect in June.

Representatives from the Academy and the 306th Flight Training Camp are holding a town hall meeting to discuss the changes and answer questions. It’s scheduled for Thursday (May 29th) in the theater at Discovery Canyon Campus at 6.