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Military seeks comments on Georgia MOA proposal

The U.S. Air Force is seeking public comments by January 6, 2020, during the preparation of an environmental impact statement for a proposed revision of the Moody Airspace Complex adjacent to Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia.

The proposed revision of the Moody Airspace Complex adjacent to Moody Air Force Base includes new military operations areas that would underlie existing airspace and would extend to lower altitudes. Image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

The proposed airspace action is needed “to provide access for training missions operating at low altitudes from Moody AFB and to optimize the Moody Airspace Complex to enable effective training to achieve real-world combat readiness and survivability,” according to an informational website established for the initiative.

Three possible configurations for new low-altitude military operations areas are under consideration, along with one “no action” alternative, it says.

The military extended the deadline for public comments during the scoping phase of the project from the December 2019 date published in the Federal Register to January 6, 2020, at AOPA’s request because there had been a delay notifying the public about the proposal. 

AOPA urges members to review the proposal and submit comments as provided on the project website. Please also share your comments with AOPA.

There will be additional comment periods for the draft environmental impact statement and on the FAA’s aeronautical circular, potentially to be released later in 2020.

Dan Namowitz

Dan Namowitz

Associate Editor Web
Associate Editor Web Dan Namowitz has been writing for AOPA in a variety of capacities since 1991. He has been a flight instructor since 1990 and is a 30-year AOPA member.
Topics: Advocacy, Airspace Redesign

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