Nearby Residents Won’t See Effects Of F-22 Flight Restrictions

The Air Force says people who live near F-22 bases shouldn’t see significant changes in how or where the aircraft are flying following new restrictions that will limit how far away from bases the stealth fighter jets can fly.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the restrictions on Tuesday as the Air Force attempts to figure out what’s causing pilots in the jet to experience dizziness and other symptoms of oxygen shortages while flying.

The F-22 is stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia.

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