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SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

MILITARY OPERATING AREAS (MOAs): There are three MOAs within MCAS Cherry Point airspace, Hatteras Foxtrot MOA, Core MOA and Pamlico B MOA. These areas are used for military training scenarios which include high speed and aerobatic manuevers but to not include the use of any weapon systems. Nonparticipating VFR aircaft may transit an active MOA:

Hatteras F - From 3000 MSL up to but not including 13,000 MSL, this MOA is scheduled for use Mon-Fri 0700L-2200L. It is located over the Holly Ridge/Topsail Island airport about 10 miles south of Jacksonville, NC. Real time activation status is available from Cherry Point Approach.

Core - From 3000 MSL up to but not including FL 180, scheduled intermittently Mon-Fri 0700L-2200L. Used in conjunction with R-5306A to allow for transitions to and from W-122.

Pamlico B - From 8000 MSL up to but not including FL 180, scheduled intermittently Mon-Fri 0700L-2200L. It is a large area covering most of the Pamilico Sound and the outer banks from Ocracoke Island to about 12 miles north of Buxton. When activated, this area is controlled by the Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility at Virginia Capes (FACSFAC VACAPES).

RESTRICTED AREAS: There are several Restricted Areas within MCAS Cherry Point airspace. These areas also include aircraft operating at high speeds and aerobatic manuevers, and may include the use of weapon systems from aircraft and ground units. Nonparticipating aircraft may not enter an active Restricted Area:

R-5303A - Surface to but not including 7000, Mon-Fri 0600L-1800L, other times by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

R-5303B - 7000 to but not including 10,000, by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

R-5303C - 10,000 to but not including FL 180, by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

R-5304A - Surface to but not including 7000, Mon-Fri 0600L-1800L, other times by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

R-5304B - 7000 to but not including 10,000, by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

R-5304C - 10,000 to but not including FL 180, by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

R-5306A - Surface to but not including FL 180, continuous use.

R-5306C - 1200 to but not including FL180, continuous use.

R-5306D/E - Surface to but not including FL 180, continuous use.

R-5313D - 500 AGL to 13,000, by NOTAM (requires 24 hour advance notice).

  WARNING AREAS: The Atlantic Ocean contains SUA designated as Warning Areas.   These areas are used for a wide variety of military missions, such as aerial refueling, combat maneuvers, and some surface-to-surface missiles.  The Warning Areas are under the control of a FACSFAC VACAPES.  Again, due to the possibility of hazardous operations in of near these areas, extreme caution must be exercised.

  Contiguous U.S. Air Defense Identification Zone:   The Contiguous U.S. ADIZ is located 15 to 20 miles off the coast of North Carolina . Pilots operating in this airspace must adhere to the procedures contained in FAR 99.13.

  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations:   Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are operated locally by VMU-2.

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