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Yelm: “New coptor procedures mean less noise”

Christian Hill reports in The Olympian:
“Army aviators training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are no longer flying over highly populated areas of Thurston County in response to noise complaints.”

“Aviators also were instructed to increase their altitude to least 1,800 feet when flying near Rainier and Yelm. Hodges [Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr., Lewis-McChords new garrison commander] said the base also is studying whether helicopters can safely maneuver to training areas without having to fly outside the base.”

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Posted by Steve on September 28, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

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