Holread things the Army's request for a new environmental impact statement for the PCMS regarding helicopter and drone training might mean incursions in private air space.
The Army's EIS notice includes this:
Advances in equipment and weapons systems, to include their incorporation into tactical units, dictate changes in how the Army trains, alterations to ranges (including range air space) for maneuver training and doctrinal changes to accommodate mission-essential training prior to global deployments.,,This reclassification is required to conduct integrated and realistic air and land training and to accommodate high-angle, indirect fire-weapon systems and airborne laser target sighting system training."
"My concern regarding the use of drones at Pinon Canyon has to do with the difference between the boundaries of PCMS on the ground, and the Pinon Canyon Military Operations Area, MOA, which is three times the size of the maneuver site itself," Holread says. "When you put all of this together, it suggests that southeastern Colorado, including Las Animas County, has become a vast military testing/training range, much of it occuring within private air space."
And he's created this handy video elaborating on his concerns:
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