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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11:29 PM - For Immediate Release

Low-Flying Gulfstream Research Aircraft in Sacramento Region During Month of June

SACRAMENTO, CA. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility plans to have a Gulfstream-1 research aircraft flying in the six-county greater Sacramento region during the month of June. The aircraft is anticipated to fly at approximately 1000 feet above the ground during the Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) flights.

Approximately 24 flights will be flown when weather conditions are optimum for testing, rather than per a calendar schedule. This means that flights will occur during morning and/or afternoon hour. Flight will be scheduled by researchers when weather conditions meet the needs of the study and may occur on any way of the week. More information about the ongoing study may be found at:

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit