Navy wants your feedback on possible landing site

Posted at 2:21 PM, Sep 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-06 14:21:05-04

The Navy is looking for the public’s feedback on where to put a field carrier landing practice site.

The site would be used for up to 20,000 passes a year – many landings happening from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. each day.

The two final sites are the Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s at Wallops Island.

People interested in the project are encouraged to give their feedback by emailing NAVFAC

You may provide comments within the public comment period from September 6 until October 5, 2012.


A site near the Franklin Municipal Airport had been considered, but back in Februrary of 2011 the Franklin City Council voted against the Navy’s proposal.