Nevada Not Keen To Share More Airspace

Officials in Nevada have cast a wary eye toward USAF plans to increase the military airspace for the F-16s flying out of Hill AFB, Utah. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Air Force proposal would consume a 2,400-square-mile area over the eastern Nevada and could affect plans for power plants and wind energy facilities. Officials at Hill say that adjusting airspace restrictions in the area could accommodate power projects in White Pine and Elko Counties. The Air Force would use the new airspace “infrequently,” said Jerry Angus, Hill’s airspace manager.