MCAS Miramar: Increased air operations possible in November as visiting squadrons train

Residents adjacent to the MCAS Miramar airfield may experience increased activity during the first two weeks of November as visiting squadrons train at MCAS Miramar; this according to Diane Ahern who represents UCCA on the Miramar Community Leaders Forum. Community members with questions or concerns about current airfield and flight operations are encouraged to contact the Operations Duty Officer (ODO) at the time of the incident.

The purpose of the MCAS Miramar ODO program is to answer questions about what’s going on the airfield at a particular time. When the airport is open, the ODO sits in an office on the flight line in the operations building and has many resources available to answer community questions. Contact the MCAS Miramar Operations Duty Officer (ODO) by phone at the time of the incident at 858-577-4277.  When the airport is closed, you can email the ODO at miramarmcas.odo@usmc.mil.


In other MCAS Miramar news, the Community Plans and Liaison Officer reports that MCAS Miramar will be expecting the first aircraft arrival of the F-35 in January 2020. While the F-35 Environmental Impact Study for the basing of the F-35 at MCAS Miramar was completed in 2010, the updated Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) study is expected to be published early next year.

The AICUZ is a Department of Defense requirement which will provide land use recommendations to the local community. The AICUZ will include an updated Noise Study, with slight changes to the noise contours. The Accident Potential Zones will remain unchanged from the 2005 AICUZ. MCAS Miramar plans to present the updated AICUZ at a University City Planning Group after it has been released.


For links to information about the Environmental Impact Study (EIS aka EIR) for the homebasing of the F-35 at MCAS Miramar, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/2019/02/18/f-35-squadrons-at-miramar-in-2020-final-environmental-impact-statement-eis/

For current news from UCCA related to MCAS Miramar, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/miramar/

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