Military Aircraft Training Ongoing Around PTA
Because of the US Navy’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, also known as RIMPAC, Big Island residents may be hearing increased aircraft noise over the Pohakuloa Training Area, a military spokesman said today.
Navy aircraft began training over the US Army facility on Saddle Road on Sunday, said PTA Public Affairs Officer Bob McElroy. The training will continue for a week.
RIMPAC officially begins Friday and will run through Aug. 3. Additional training flights involving both Navy and Air Force aircraft will be held July 7-9.
Noise abatement complaints can be directed to the RIMPAC Command Bureau at 808-472-0239. More information on the training is available at the exercise’s website at http://www.cpf.navy.mil/rimpac.