Outlying Field [OLF] Oak Grove
Full basing of the V-22 at MCAS New River will result in little change in flight patterns or noise levels in the vicinity of the air station. The V-22 is slightly less noisy than the CH-46E helicopter, and will conduct somewhat fewer operations than the CH-46Es. The same will be true for many of the areas to be used for training, including the OLFs, TERFs, MTRs and MOAs. In some areas, there will be a decrease in the noise levels due to a decrease in the number of flight operations projected for not only the V-22 (former CH-46E) squadrons, but also other aircraft squadrons, as well. There will be an increase in operations and therefore noise impacts at both OLF Oak Grove and the Albert J. Ellis Airport, in Jacksonville, NC. However, although the area affected by 65-dB DNL or greater will increase at both OLF Oak Grove and the Albert J. Ellis airport, it will not extend beyond the airport property, and will not, therefore, significantly impact people or dwellings.
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