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Annual temporary MOA proposed for WisconsinAnnual temporary MOA proposed for Wisconsin

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The U.S. Air Force has proposed a recurring temporary military operations area (TMOA) over central Wisconsin for aerial exercises, and is accepting comments on its plans until March 11.

The Lightning TMOA, according to a plan similar to those proposed in recent years, would cover an area roughly 55 nautical miles by 15 nm, from 8,000 feet msl up to but excluding 18,000 feet. The TMOA would be in effect Aug. 22 to Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., and would be activated with four hours of notice by notam, and at other times also with four hours of notice by notam.

Air National Guard and Navy aircraft will be involved in advanced combat training for aircrews in the TMOA.

The Lightning TMOA is contiguous with established military operations areas (MOAs), effectively expanding the Volk East MOA. The TMOA would become a permanent component of the Volk East MOA under a separate proposal on which comments are being accepted until Feb. 28.

VFR pilots planning to operate in the TMOA during its effective period face no restrictions, but are urged to contact the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center to determine its status.

Comments on the Lightning TMOA proposal may be submitted by March 11 by email or mail according to the instructions provided in this notice. Please share your comments with AOPA.

Topics: Advocacy, Airspace

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