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NOTAM: RAAFv Operation (YWLM)

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1.  INTRODUCTION:

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

1.2  Training period begins on the 16th May 2020 and will cancel upon notification.

                 Saturday’s 0800z 1400z

1.3      The Training will involve F/A18, F35, HAWK127,E737, KC30A, C17A, C130/C30J, C27J, B350, P8 and PC21 aircraft operating from RAAFv Base Williamtown.

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 Williamtown (YWLM), and will be activated by NOTAM:

a.  YWLM/R580

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Set Out by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 4500 – F125

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

 

b.  YWLM/R583A

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Set Out by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC – F125

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC

 

c.  YWLM/R574

CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA3 (Primary)

MILITARY FLYING

LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Set Out by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC – F600

HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC/RAAFv

 

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 FL 355 during the exercise.

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

 

5.  MILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

5.1      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 the exercise area. (Intentions may be handed to ATC by the flight lead on a flight by flight basis)

5.2      Aircraft operating out of Williamtown (YWLM) will operate on the appropriate CTAF channels when ATC is not online.

5.3      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)

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

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

5.6      It is expected that RAAFvirtual will provide AEW&C capability within R574 as per the VATPAC LOA.

 

Location Frequency YWLM TWR: 118.30

YWLM APP: 130.350

 

All Other (UNICOM)

 

6.  PRIORITIES

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

6.2      Every endeavour will be made to adjust exercise activities and minimise delays to facilitate the transit of civil aircraft. 

7.  CANCELLATION

7.1  This NOTAM will NOT self cancel. 

 

8.  DISTRIBUTION

8.1  VATPAC Forums/Website

8.2  RAAFvirtual Forums/Website

 

9.  CONTACTS

9.1  VATPAC Director Operations - [email protected]

9.2  vAIRMSHL Tom Richards - RAAFv – [email protected]

 

Appendix

Exercise Area:

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