Text List Help
This is the Text List tabbed page for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Special Use Airspace (SUA) Website. This page allows users to view scheduling data for Special Activity Airspace (SAA) including SUAs, Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspaces (ATCAAs), Military Training Routes (MTRs), and Aerial Refueling Routes/Anchors (ARs) that is active or scheduled to be active within the next 24 hours in a table format. The page also contains Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) data for Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs). Once a TFR NOTAM is issued, the NOTAM data is available for display as an active airspace on the SUA Website.
All altitudes will be displayed as flight levels (FL) unless received as above ground level (AGL), which will be indicated by an asterisk. In addition, airspace schedules that are submitted as ‘up to but not including’ the maximum altitude will display a less than sign (<) to the left of the scheduled maximum altitude.
Use the navigational tabs to navigate to Graphic Map tabbed page which displays SAA scheduling and TFR NOTAM data in a graphical map format.
Data Update Information
If the Auto-Refresh checkbox is checked the
SUA Website data is refreshed once every 5 minutes for display. When
unchecked, the data will remain static and unchanged. However, to verify the
latest SUA, ATCAA, AR, and MTR information, call the local Flight Service
Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF. To verify the latest TFR data, contact the United States
NOTAM Service (USNS).
Schedules or NOTAM IDs that expire will be removed in near real-time.
The SAA and TFR data is displayed within the following column headers. It may be sorted or filtered to display specific data and then downloaded as needed into an Excel file for additional formatting.
Type – Type of Airspaces or Temporary Flight Restrictions include:
SAA types of Alerts, ATCAAs, Military Operation Areas, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas, Warning Areas, Aerial Refueling Routes/Anchors, VFR Military Training Routes, IFR Military Training Routes, Slow Speed Low Altitude Training Routes, and Other which includes Orbits Areas
TFR types of 91.137 Disaster/Hazard Areas, 91.138 Disaster Areas in Hawaii, 91.139 Emergency Air Traffic Rules, 91.141 Proximity of the President and Other Parties, 91.143 Proximity of Space Flight Operations, 91.144 Flight Ops during Abnormally High Barometric Pressure Conditions, and 91.145 Vicinity of Aerial Demonstrations and Major Sporting Events, and 99.7 Special Security Instructions
Zoom – Displays a icon for each schedule which opens the corresponding airspace image within the SUA Map
SAA/NOTAM ID – List of Special Use Airspaces, Military Training Routes, Aerial Refueling/Tanker Routes, and Temporary Flight Restriction NOTAM IDs
Start Time – Scheduled start time and date of SUA, MTR, AR, or TFR (MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM) in Zulu
End Time – Scheduled end time and date of SUA, MTR, AR, or TFR (MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM) in Zulu
Center ID – List of center IDs associated with specific airspaces
State – List of states in the
Min Alt – Scheduled minimum or low altitude of a SUA, MTR, AR, or TFR in 100s of feet (FL or AGL)
Max Alt – Scheduled maximum or high altitude of a SUA, MTR, AR, or TFR in 100s of feet (FL or AGL)
Group Filter - Allows the user to filter the text list to view schedules for one or more group types including SAA, MTR/AR, or TFR
The Type, SAA/NOTAM ID, Start Time, End Time, Center ID, State, Max Alt, and Min Alt column data may be sorted by selecting the column header or clicking the arrow to the right of the column header name to display a dropdown menu of sort options.
Once selected, an arrow will appear below the column heading to indicate the current sort order.
NOTE: In order to close the sort feature the user will need to click on the outside of the Text List area to close the dropdown menu.
NOTE: To remove the sort and reset the data to its default display, select the Reset button.
To filter column data by type, SAA/NOTAM ID, center ID, state, max alt, min alt, or group select the corresponding column header to display a dropdown menu of sort options. One or more columns may be used in conjunction to drill down to specific data.
To filter by type, click the arrow to the right of the Type column header and select one or more corresponding checkboxes to drill down to a specific type of schedules/NOTAM IDs.
To view a specific group of schedules/NOTAM IDs, click the arrow to the right of the Group column header, mouseover Filters and select one or more of the group checkboxes provided. Groups include SAA, MTR/AR, and TFR.
NOTE: In order to close the filtering feature user will need to click on the outside of the list area to close filter menu.
NOTE: To remove the filter and reset the data to its default display, select the Reset button.
To create a file of
the SAA or TFR data for downloading, select the Download button. Then
select Open to view data or Save to save the file in a file
NOTE: If, after selecting Download, the option to open is not available, you must Save the file and open file using Excel to set a default application for the SUA download file type.
TYPE: ATCAA Areas - A
DEFINITION: An ATCAA (ATC Assigned Airspace) area is an airspace of defined vertical/lateral limits assigned by FAA Air Traffic Control.
PURPOSE: ATCAA areas are established for the purpose of providing air traffic segregation between the specified activities being conducted within the assigned airspace and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) air traffic.
TYPE: Aerial Refueling Routes/Anchors - AR
DEFINITION: An aerial refueling route/anchor is airspace used by military tankers that routinely refuel other military aircraft along published altitudes (in most cases above 10,000 feet AGL).
PURPOSE: Aerial Refueling Routes/Anchors are identified to inform non-participating pilots of the potential danger from activities being conducted. This airspace is not prohibited as long as other aircraft provide vertical or lateral separation from the refueling aircraft. Contact the assigned FSS for AR details.
TYPE: IFR Military Training Routes - IR
DEFINITION: An instrument flight rule (IFR) military training route is airspace below 10, 000 feet MSL developed to be flown, to the maximum extent possible, under IFR or instrument mode.
PURPOSE: IRs are used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low altitude navigation and tactical training in both IFR and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) weather conditions below 10,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) at airspeeds in excess of 250 knots indicated airspeed (IAS).
TYPE: Alert Areas - L
DEFINITION: An alert area is an airspace wherein a high volume of pilot training activities or an unusual type of aerial activity is conducted, neither of which is hazardous to aircraft.
PURPOSE: Alert Areas are depicted on aeronautical charts for the information of nonparticipating pilots. All activities within an Alert Area are conducted in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations, and pilots of participating aircraft as well as pilots transiting the area are equally responsible for collision avoidance.
TYPE: Military Operations Areas - M
DEFINITION: A MOA is airspace established outside of Class A airspace area to separate or segregate certain non-hazardous military activities from IFR traffic and to identify for VFR traffic where these activities are conducted.
PURPOSE: The purpose of a MOA is to inform nonparticipating pilots that IFR traffic may be cleared through a MOA if IFR separation can be provided by Air Traffic Control (ATC). Otherwise, ATC will reroute or restrict nonparticipating IFR traffic. Examples of activities conducted in MOAs include, but are not limited to: air combat tactics, air intercepts, aerobatics, formation training, and low-altitude tactics.
TYPE: Other - O
DEFINITION: This type is used for all other airspace types listed on the website including orbit areas. An orbit area or flight track is an airspace that may appear as a circle, figure eight, or other configuration within a single flight level between FL260 and FL310.
PURPOSE: Orbit areas are established to support the operation of the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). Flight is maintained within the lateral confines of the assigned orbit area which is not considered to be blocked airspace. During the mission, the ARTCC may request temporary reduction of the assigned orbit pattern length or altitude change to resolve any traffic situation.
TYPE: Prohibited Areas - P
DEFINITION: A prohibited area is airspace established under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 73 provisions, within which no person may operate an aircraft without permission of the using agency.
PURPOSE: Prohibited areas are established when necessary to prohibit flight over an area on the surface in the interest of national security and welfare. They normally extend from the surface upward to a specified altitude, with a "continuous" time of use rule.
TYPE: Restricted Areas - R
DEFINITION: A restricted area is airspace established under 14 CFR part 73 provisions, within which the flight of aircraft, while not wholly prohibited, is subject to restriction.
PURPOSE: Most restricted areas are designated joint use and IFR/VFR operations in the area may be authorized by the controlling ATC facility when it is not being utilized by the using agency. Restricted areas are depicted on en route charts. Where joint use is authorized, the name of the ATC controlling facility is also shown.
TYPE: Slow Speed Low Altitude Training Routes - SR
DEFINITION: A slow speed low altitude training route is airspace for aircraft operating below 250 knots and between 250 feet and 1,500 feet AGL.
PURPOSE: SRs are identified to inform non-participating pilots of the potential danger from activities being conducted. Non-participating aircraft are not prohibited, but must use extreme caution when in the vicinity of a slow route and contact the assigned FSS within 100 nautical miles (nm) of the SR.
TYPE: VFR Military Training Routes - VR
DEFINITION: A visual flight rule (VFR) military training route is airspace at 10,000 feet MSL and below that is generally developed to be flown under visual conditions or VFR.
PURPOSE: VRs are used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low altitude navigation and tactical training under VFR below 10,000 feet MSL at airspeeds in excess of 250 knots IAS.
TYPE: Warning Areas - W
DEFINITION: A warning
area is airspace of defined dimensions, (extending from 3 nm outward from the
coast of the
PURPOSE: The purpose of a warning area is to warn nonparticipating pilots of the potential danger from activities being conducted. A warning area may be located over domestic waters, international waters, or both.
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) types as per 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section numbers as follows:
TYPE: CFR 91.137 Disaster/Hazard Areas - HAZ
PURPOSE: Is the effect of a natural hazard (flood, volcanic eruption, earthquake, or landslide) that affects the environment, and leads to financial, environmental and/or human losses.
Disaster/hazard situations that warrant regulatory measures to restrict flight operations for a specified amount of airspace, on a temporary basis, in order to provide protection of persons or property in the air or on the ground.
TYPE: CFR 91.138 Disaster Areas in Hawaii (HI) - HID
PURPOSE: Clarifies the operating requirements for temporary flight restrictions in the vicinity of national disaster areas in the state of Hawaii. This action proposes to change the title of the regulation used to manage aircraft operations near hazard or disaster areas.
TYPE: CFR 91.139 Emergency Air Traffic Rules - EMERG
PURPOSE: A process to review all military airspace restrictions put into place as a result of the terrorists acts and in conjunction with the DoD determine if they need to remain in force.
TYPE: CFR 91.141 Proximity of the President and Other Parties - VIP
PURPOSE: No person may operate an aircraft over or in the vicinity of any area to be visited or traveled by the President, the Vice President, or other public figures contrary to the restrictions established by the Administrator and published in a NOTAM.
TYPE: CFR 91.143 Proximity of Space Flight Operations - SPC
PURPOSE: When a
Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is issued in accordance with this section, no person
may operate any aircraft of
TYPE: CFR 91.144 Flight Ops during Abnormally High Barometric Pressure Conditions - HBP
PURPOSE: Temporary restrictions on flight operations during abnormally high barometric pressure conditions. When any information indicates that barometric pressure on the route of flight currently exceeds or will exceed 31 inches of mercury, no person may operate an aircraft or initiate a flight contrary to the requirements established by the Administrator and published in a NOTAM issued under this section..
TYPE: CFR 91.145 Vicinity of Aerial Demonstrations and Major Sporting Events - EVT
PURPOSE: Gives the FAA authority to establish TFRs to protect persons or property on the ground or in the air, to maintain air safety and efficiency, or to prevent the unsafe congestion of aircraft in the vicinity of an aerial demonstration or sporting event.
TYPE: CFR 99.7 Special Security Instructions - SEC
PURPOSE: Each person operating an aircraft in an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) or Defense Area must, in addition to the applicable rules of this part, comply with special security instructions issued by the Administrator in the interest of national security, pursuant to agreement between the FAA and the Department of Defense, or between the FAA and a U.S. Federal security or intelligence agency.
The details of a TFR may be viewed within the Text List tabbed page in an expandable section located below each NOTAM ID by clicking the + sign displayed at the beginning of the row or within the TFR Details page. The TFR Details page can be viewed by selecting the NOTAM ID listed in the SAA/NOTAM ID column for the TFR. The TFR Details page contains the actual text of the NOTAM along with a small graphic if a TFR shape is available. A larger printable graphic can be viewed by clicking on the graphic image or the Click for Large Map button.
Users may view the NOTAM text in XML, AXIM, or via its shape file using the links provided at the top of the TFR Details page.
SUA Website Disclaimer
Depicted Special Activity Airspace (SAA) and Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) data may not be complete. Pilots should use this information for planning purposes only. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF or contact air traffic control en route.
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