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Military Operation Area

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by donutlou, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. donutlou

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    Looked the area around my place in NH on the guardian. This is what I got, it says this whole area is a military operations area... what does that mean? To fly or not to fly? Anyone know?[​IMG]


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  2. doskin

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    Usually military areas are off limits for all non military aircraft.


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  3. kennedye

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    According to Skyvector, that area is the Yankee 1/2 MOA; the NY sectional says Yankee 1 starts at 9000 feet AGL, but Yankee 2 starts at just 100 feet, which I gotta say is pretty **** low for a MOA, but hey if they want to be that low, so be it. Anyway, looks like you might be out of luck unless you can petition Boston Center for an exception.
     
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    Fly with caution. As a glider and power pilot I have flown both in moas.
     
  5. N42742

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    Military operations areas (MOAs) are available to flight without authorization to hobby fliers and Part 107 pilots. You should consider contacting flight service to find out if the MOA is active, but otherwise, use caution and watch for high speed military operations.
     
  6. donutlou

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    Thank you. That's great to know. It's such a huge area I couldn't believe it would be off limits to flight.


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  7. N42742

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    This is one of those cases where size doesn't matter. A restricted area could be just as large, but if it is active you may not operate inside of it (without an authorization you probably won't get). So you really need to know how to identify MOAs and Restricted Areas on a sectional chart.
     
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    what app are you using that shows that info ?


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  10. donutlou

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    Try altitude angel guardian app


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  11. donutlou

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    And you have to zoom in, doesn't show the restrictions when zoomed out.


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  12. DeputyDrone

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    Not true.
     
  13. N42742

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    MOAs always exist. They may be hot or cold (active or inactive), but they don't go away. You can look up general times for operations, but they may go hot or cold at any time.
     
  14. DeputyDrone

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    Correct.
     
  15. donutlou

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    Well it's good to know I can still fly here. It's my favorite place. Just took this about 30 min ago.[​IMG]


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