[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Wind turbines are threatening Travis 

Credit:  The Reporter | 12/01/2013 | www.thereporter.com ~~

Alas, Travis AFB still needs protecting. This time, it’s not from home developers, it’s from wind turbine builders.
Already much of the distance between Rio Vista and the base has been covered with turbines. Now turbine builders want to breach the Highway 12 line to the north and come even closer to the base.

It’s important to remember that the training of air crews is a fundamental mission of Travis.

Young pilots come here with only a few training flights. This is where they find out how to fly the big birds. Much of that training should be realistic, low-level landing training – especially for the C-17 and its new assault landing strip. Five hundred-foot-high approaches are required in C-17 training. Yet new wind turbines reach up to 450 feet.

This is a clear safety problem. It will push approach landings higher, making for much less realistic training. Does the turbine company, EDC in this case, care about realistic training? Of course not.

Encroachment occurs in nibbles. This is a huge nibble. Supervisor Skip Thomson is correct in his insistence that the Board of Supervisors study this problem, looking seriously at a moratorium on further encroachment. But there’s really not much to study. All you need to know are the basic facts above.

Jack Batson,

chair Citizens’ Committee to Protect Travis AFB


Source:  The Reporter | 12/01/2013 | www.thereporter.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky