Navy to conduct landings on Va Eastern Shore

Navy to conduct landings on Va Eastern Shore

Deployment:IKE, CVW-7: Flight Ops on IKE 1003-N-4236E-414 NORTH ARABIAN SEA (March , 2010) An E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the "Bluetails" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 catapults off of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is on a six-month deployment as a part of the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operating in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)

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Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 12:10 PM

WALLOPS ISLAND (AP) -- The Navy plans to begin conducting a field carrier landing practice at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore in the summer of 2013.
 
Officials said Thursday the Navy determined the operations would have no significant environmental impacts. The site was selected over the Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport.
 
The Navy says the E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound aircraft will conduct up to 20,000 passes annually at the site.
 
Officials have said the twin engine, turboprop aircraft are quieter than jet aircraft.
 
Operations are expected to begin sometime this summer.

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