Comments needed on proposed Air Force training complex

Comments due to FAA by April 3

March 4, 2014

As the FAA mulls a U. S. Air Force proposal on a massive expansion of the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC) over parts of North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming, AOPA members are being asked to submit comments to the agency by April 3.

The complex would be expanded from approximately 7,000 square miles to 28,000 square miles, roughly the size of South Carolina, through a grouping of Military Operations Areas (MOAs). Thirty-nine airports fall directly under the proposed MOAs.

AOPA has heard member concerns and is working aggressively with the Department of Defense, the FAA, and members of Congress to address concerns and mitigate impacts. This is the final opportunity for members to get involved and submit their comments to the FAA. Comments received will be considered before a final action is taken on the proposal.

Comments, due by April 3, should be sent to Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center, AJV-C2, Airspace Study 14-AGL-06NR, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76137. Please share comments with AOPA here.