Lights-Out Approved Military Operations Areas
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.
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.
AOPA Air Safety Institute's
Know Before You Go: Navigating Today’s Airspace
It’s critical to be well versed on any type of airspace that lies in your path. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know to keep your pilot certificate (and yourself) safe, including information on lights-out operations in MOAs.