Flight Levels Being Reviewed 

After recieving a failing grade from the the govenor’s office, the Air National Guard is reconsidaring its environmental review of a proposal to allow screaming fighter jets fly as low as 500 feet. Gov. John Baldacci says the draft environmental study was incomplete. He said that it did not address the effects of noise on people and wildlife, bird strikes, effects on the Appalachian Trail, or dangers to other planes flying in the vacinity. For F-14 or F-15, the guard maintains lower altitudes to ensure better trained pilots. Critics say the guard hasn’t clearly shown why the flights need to be at altitudes lower than the Washington Monument.