Air Force flight levels, incendiaries comment deadline extended

Courtesy photo The U.S. Air Force is asking to perform sonic booms in lower elevations above Globe-Miami. Residents with opinions still have time to comment on the proposed changes thanks to an extended June 3 deadline.

Should the US Air Force be allowed to fly lower in the airspace above Globe-Miami and the Pinal Mountains, firing aerial flares at even lower altitudes? So many local residents had passionate opinions on this issue that a prior deadline has been extended to June 3 for written comments on proposed changes to several Air Force ‘managed MOAs’ that includes airspace referred to as the Outlaw region - which includes Globe. Read specifics at

Four alternatives are proposed; the Gila County Board of Supervisors voted to send  a letter endorsing alternative 1 - no action or changes, maintaining the present “subsonic floor.”

Public meetings were held during February before a March deadline to submit written comments – which has now been extended through June 3 to accommodate overflow interest in the issue.

Comments may now be submitted at

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