Playas Temporary Military Operations Area, NM


Effective Dates: 7-21 May, 2021, for Exercises RED FLAG- RESCUE 21-1

6-20 August, 2021, for Exercises RED FLAG- RESCUE 21-2

The USAF will use the airspace for Exercises RED FLAG-RESCUE 21-1 and 21-2. The purpose of these exercises are to allow combat air forces the opportunity to practice effective integration with ground forces, which is critical to the success of the real-world Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) mission. It is designed to provide Personnel Recovery training for both U.S. and allied foreign combat aircrews, para-rescue teams, survival specialists, intelligence personnel, air battle managers, and Joint Personnel Recovery Center personnel.

Aeronautical activities will consist of A-10, AV-8, C-12, EC-130, F-15, F-16, F-18, HH-60G, MH-60S, HC-130J, and MQ-9 aircraft conducting high speed combat maneuvering, non-standard formation flights, rescue escort, close air support, free-fall and static line parachute operations, and VFR aerial helicopter refueling missions. No chaff or flares will be dispensed. There will be no supersonic flights. Expect day and night operations.

Contact the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) for status.

Playas Temporary MOA, NM

Boundaries – Beginning at lat. 32º10’43”N, long. 108º42’48”W,

to lat. 32º09’20”N, long. 108°19’29”W,

to lat. 31°49’31”N, long. 108°21’03”W,

to lat. 31°50’49”N, long. 108°44’28”W,

to the point of beginning.

Altitudes. 300 feet AGL to, but not including FL180.

Times of use. May 7-21, 2021 and August 6-20, 2021; Continuous

Controlling agency. FAA, Albuquerque ARTCC, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Det 1, 414 CTS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.

special use airspace playas temporary military operations area

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