Lights-Out Approved Military Operations Areas

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Lights-Out Approved Military Operations Areas

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Use this interactive map to find lights-out approved Military Operations Areas (MOAs) across the country. Only lights-out MOAs are listed; MOAs that are not approved for lights-out operations are not listed, but they do exist

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Note: This site is for informational purposes only. Please contact a Flight Service Station (FSS) for the most current status of lights-out approved MOAs and scheduled times of lights-out training operations.

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With the military now allowed to fly at night without any lights in select Military Operations Areas (MOAs), see-and-be-seen has become even more of a challenge for GA pilots. This Safety Advisor explains why the military needs to conduct lights-out training, and what procedures you can follow to maximize your safety when sharing MOAs at night with our military friends.
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Learn practical strategies for coping with GA's newest collision avoidance challenge, military lights-out training, the new operation conducted in select Military Operations areas (MOAs) across the country. This online course reviews key points on special use airspace and gives you the low-down on lights-out training, including night-vision video clips, exciting animations and an interactive flight-planning scenario.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Louisiana | Maine | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska Nevada | New Hampshire | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | South Dakota | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | Wyoming

Alabama
  • Camden Ridge
  • Rose Hill
Alaska
  • Birch
  • Buffalo
  • Eielson
  • Fox 1, 2, 3
  • Galena
  • Naknek 1, 2
  • Stony A, B
  • Sustina
  • Yukon 1, 2, 3 High, 3A Low, 3B, 4, 5
Arizona
  • Bagdad 1
  • Gladden 1
  • Jackal
  • Jackal Low
  • Morenci
  • Outlaw
  • Reserve
  • Sells 1, Lo
  • Tombstone A, B, C
Arkansas
  • Hog N, S High & Low
Colorado
  • Airburst A, B, & C
  • Cheyenne High & Low
Florida
  • Avon E, N, S
  • Basinger
  • Lake Placid
  • Marian
  • Palatka 1 & 2
Georgia
  • Bulldog A, B, D
  • Moody 1, 2 N & S, 3
Idaho
  • Owyhee
  • Paradise East, West
  • Jarbidge
Illinois
  • Howard East, West
Indiana
  • Hill Top
  • Red Hills
  • Twelve mile East, West
Iowa
  • Crypt North, Central, South
Kansas
  • Bison
  • Eureka High, Low
  • Smoky
  • Smoky High
Louisiana
  • Warrior 1, 2, 3 (High, Low)
Maine
  • Condor 1, 2
Michigan
  • Hersey (replaced Chippewa)
  • Pike East & West
  • Steelhead
Minnesota
  • Beaver
  • Snoopy West
Mississippi
  • Desoto 1, 2
  • Pine Hill East, West
Missouri
  • Truman A, B, C
  • Lindbergh A, B, C, D, E
  • Salem
Montana
  • Hays
  • Powder River A
Nebraska
  • O'Neill
Nevada
  • Desert
  • Reveille North, South
New Hampshire
  • Yankee 1, 2
New Mexico
  • Cato
  • Pecos N High & Low, S High & Low
  • Taiban
  • Talon East, West High, Low
New York
  • Falcon 1, 3
  • Syracuse 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4
North Carolina
  • Seymour Johnson Echo
North Dakota
  • Devils Lake East, West
  • Tiger North, South
Ohio
  • Buckeye
  • Brush Creek
Oregon
  • Goose North, South
  • Hart North, South
  • Juniper Low, North, South
  • Saddle A, B
Pennsylvania
  • Duke
  • Kiowa
South Carolina
  • Gamecock A, C, D, I
South Dakota
  • Lake Andes
Texas
  • Brownwood All (1 East, 1 West, 2 East, 2 West, 3, 4)
  • Bronco 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Kingsville 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Utah
  • Gandy
  • Lucin A, B, C
  • Sevier A, B, C, D
Virginia
  • Farmville
Washington
  • Olympic A, B
Wisconsin
  • Falls 1, 2
  • Volk East, West, South
Wyoming
  • Powder River B

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Updated Thursday, March 31, 2005 1:04:18 PM