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NOTAM: 4th October 2019 - RAAFv Operation Pitch Black

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1. INTRODUCTION:

1.1 Elements of RAAFvirtual.org (VSOA) and Virtual United States Navy (VSOA)will be conducting a wide range of military/formation flying training in the airspace surrounding RAAFv Base TIndal.

1.2 Training period begins on the 27th September 2019 and will self-cancel on 9th November 2019 as follows: 

  • Airspaces will be active for the duration of the NOTAM period 

1.3 The Training will involve F/A18, E737, KC30A, C17A, C130/C30J, C27J, B350, P8, F22, F35 and PC-21 aircraft operating from RAAFv Base Tindal.

2. AIRSPACE ACTIVATION

2.1 For the duration of the NOTAM, activity is anticipated for the entire time period as set out in 1.2.

2.2 The following Temporary Modified Restricted and AAR, AEW&C airspace are established at Tindal (YPTN), and will be activated by NOTAM:

a. YPTN/R249

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA1 (Primary)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix 

VERTICAL LIMITS: 10000-NOTAM

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

b. YPTN/R225 (A, B, C, D, & F)

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Primary)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix 

VERTICAL LIMITS: 9500 – F600

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

c. YPTN/R226 (A & B)

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix 

VERTICAL LIMITS: 9500 – NOTAM

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

d. YPTN/R264 

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Primary/AAR/AWACS)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix 

VERTICAL LIMITS: NOTAM- NOTAM

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: 5000-F400

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

d. YPDN/R230 

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix 

VERTICAL LIMITS: 5000 – F400

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM

CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

3. AIRSPACE ACTIVATION TIMING.                          

3.1 Training Sorties are planned to take place as set out in 1.2 of this NOTAM 

4. FLIGHT PLANNING AND ROUTE LIMITATIONS.

4.1 All waypoints inside exercise lateral boundaries will be available above FL400 during the exercise.

4.2 Upper limits are set out in section 2.0 of this NOTAM 

5. PROCEDURES

5.1 Military pilots are present in the activated Restricted Areas (VSOA in flight plan remarks)

5.1.1 Pilots: If unable to conduct flights without transiting the Restricted Areas at or above the levels in para 4.1

  • BN-TRT_CTR active: contact Brisbane Centre on 133.200 who will coordinate with the Range Controller to arrange access – note rerouting may be required to avoid an area with RA2 or RA3 Conditional Status.
  • BN-TRT_CTR not active: contact the Range Controller (via private message).

5.1.2 Range Controller: If access is required, contact the Range Controller callsign in the following order: WGTL***, BUCK***, COLT***

5.2 Military pilots are not present in the activated Restricted Areas

5.2.1 Pilots and ATC: There are no restrictions on accessing the activated Restricted Areas.

6. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

6.1 High speed military jet & turboprop aircraft will be on random tracks without communications within all exercise airspace. Traffic information will not be provided to or about exercise aircraft operating in exercise area. (Intentions may be handed to ATC by the flight lead on a flight by flight basis)

6.2 Aircraft operating out of Tindal (YPTN) will operate on the appropriate CTAF channels when ATC is not online.

6.3 Aircraft operating out if Darwin(YPDN) will operate on the appropriate Freq if ATC is online Otherwise aircraft to monitor UNICOM.

6.4 When outside CTAF areas, military aircraft will tune UNICOM until established within active restricted airspace. Upon entering active restricted airspace military aircraft will be virtually NOCOM. (See para 5.4)

6.5 Regardless of the phase of flight, military aircraft will endeavour to monitor UNICOM text (122.800) for mutual separation when ATC is offline.

6.6 The below list outlines the civil frequencies that military aircraft will operate on when outside of restricted airspace.

Location Frequency

YPTN TWR: 119.700
YPTN APP: 120.950

All Other (UNICOM)

7. PRIORITIES

7.1 During exercise activity periods, access to the exercise airspace may not be available due to high density/high energy military operations.

7.2 Every endeavour will be made to adjust exercise activities and minimize delays to facilitate transit of civil aircraft.

8. CANCELLATION

8.1 This NOTAM will self-cancel on the date set out in 1.2

9. DISTRIBUTION

9.1 VATPAC Forums/Website

9.2 RAAFvirtual Forums/Website

10. CONTACTS

10.1 VATPAC Operations

10.2 vAVM Ashley Carlson - RAAFv –  [email protected]

Appendix

Exercise Area – 

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