Updated: Thursday, 17 May 2012, 11:52 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 17 May 2012, 11:51 AM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - 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.
Officials at Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia issued a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday saying that operational guidance on the flight restrictions will go out to F-22 units over the next several days.
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 plane is stationed in Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia.
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