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GEU received a MEMORANDUM FOR STAKEHOLDERS regarding the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Regional Special Use Airspace Optimization to Support Air Force Missions in Arizona. Their website provides information on the proposed action and an overview of the alternatives being considered. Please review this site for:
• information on the status and schedule of the EIS
• documents and references available for review
• opportunities for public involvement
• methods to submit comments during the designated public comment periods
The USAF EIS website will be updated throughout the project, please check back often for updates.

The Proposed Action is to optimize ten existing MOAs used by aircrews stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Luke Air Force Base, and Morris Air National Guard Base in Arizona. The MOAs proposed for optimization include Tombstone, Outlaw, Jackal, Reserve, Morenci, Bagdad, Gladden, Sells, Ruby, and Fuzzy (see Figure). The optimization would address existing and future training deficiencies due to insufficient airspace. This includes updating the published times of use; adjusting the altitudes of existing MOAs to support low-altitude training; authorizing supersonic training at lower altitudes in more MOAs; and authorizing use of chaff and lowering the minimum release altitude for flares.
The Proposed Action does not include creating new MOAs or changes at the installations (personnel, infrastructure, aircraft inventory, or airfield operations), changes to land use beneath the MOAs, or weapons release.

Glendale Municipal Airport Noise & Safety Information for Pilots

The Glendale Municipal Airport has been reviewing various operational procedures due to an increase in noise complaints from the residential area northwest of the airport. In coordination with the Air Traffic Control Tower, the following additional voluntary procedures are requested: Noise Procedures Letter | Runway Centerline Map

Noise Abatement Procedures
The airport is owned and operated by the city of Glendale, but the Federal Aviation Administration manages aircraft in flight and establishes flight patterns. As a public airport, it must be available for public use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, the airport through the Noise Abatement Procedures encourages operators to fly before 10 p.m. and after 7 a.m.

Important Links
AOPA Flying Quiet
NBAA Noise Abatement
Luke AFB Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Brochure