Gusty wind, low relative humidities, warm temperatures, and dry fuels will all combine to produce high fire danger this afternoon and early evening. Red Flag Warning goes into effect at Noon and lasts until 8pm. Please, no outdoor burning or use of flammable materials. Head to the "Weather" Tab for more information on the forecast.
Flight training will resume at the Air Force Academy on Monday for the first time since a training plane was grounded five years ago. The Air Force grounded its 35 (m) million dollar fleet of 113 T-3-A Firefly training planes in 1997 after the plane was involved in three fatal crashes. Cadets have since received training at private schools at a cost of more than three (m) million dollars a year. The Air Force has signed a five-year, 14-and-a-half (m) million dollar contract with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Florida to run the academy's training in the single-engine airplane. As many as 300 Air Force students will train the first year. The program will expand to train as many as 540 after that.