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Feature Article: Military Operational Areas (MOA)
ATC may fly IFR flights through if radar separation possible.
Because of military aerobatics VFR flight requires caution. No
clearance required but contact controlling agency to see if area
is "hot". "Hot" area requires extreme caution
and is best avoided. There are no prohibitions against flying
in or through an MOA. The military is not very current with planned
activity or notification. The military is normally required to
give the FAA a two-hour notice before use. The lower limits of
most MOAs allow you to underfly even when active. MOAs are depicted
on sectionals and planning charts. Make it a standard flight procedure
to ask nearby FSSs if MOAs are active. Flight around MOAs is the
MOAs are not shown on WAC charts. On the sectional the MOA
boundaries can be accurately determined by using VOR radials.
The MOA is designed to separate some military activities from
other aircraft. IFR traffic will be allowed by ATC into an MOA
only if separation can be provided. VFR pilots enter active MOA
airspace at their own risk. Always check with a nearby FSS regarding
the status of any MOA in your flight path.
The sectional only shows airspace up to 18000. Many MOA
by agreement between the FAA and the military extend the space
to FL 24 and beyond. The letters are called ATCAAs. The hatched
lines of MOAs are spaced wider than are the hatched lines of Restricted
A C-150 will be invisible to an F-16, which can climb and dive
20,000 feet in seconds. Keep your eyes outside the aircraft at
all times in the MOA. Look high and low. Turn toward any aircraft
to keep that aircraft in sight. Climb or dive to avoid since pitch
rate is much faster than roll rate. ATC may fly IFR flights through
if radar separation possible. Because of military aerobatics VFR
flight requires caution. No clearance required but contact controlling
agency to see if area is "hot". "Hot" area
requires extreme caution and is best avoided.
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