to bed down the F-35s at Eglin and restrict the use of some of the base's
runways, Mike Spaits, Eglin's environmental affairs spokesman, told Air
Force Magazine on July 7. "It imposes … restrictions on the old 01/19
runway. So where we may have had up to 33 takeoffs and landings per day going
over Valparaiso, now we're at an average of about one per day, which is allowed
over the course of 365 days per year," he said. The no-action alternative
essentially means, "OK, you guys have been flying like this since 2009,
we're going to leave it like it is," he added. Runway 12/30 will remain
the primary runway for Eglin's F-35 operations, according to the service's release.
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