Section 2. Aeronautical
30-2-1. EVALUATION OF
AFFECTED AIRSPACE AREAS
The following guidelines
should be used in evaluating proposals
received for HIL activities in the NAS.
Refer to airspace zones described in
chapter 29 to assist in evaluating those
areas in close proximity to an airport.
Reduction in the size of a specific zone may
be considered when the aeronautical study to
assure users of the NAS will not be
of the potential overall airspace effected
by HIL operations must be conducted by
the service area office. The aeronautical
study, as a minimum, should include the
following, as appropriate:
1. Quantities of
2. Location(s) of
aviation activity that may be affected,
including areas where low-level air traffic
operations may occur (e.g. helicopter
operations, Flights for Life).
jurisdiction (e.g., ATC facility).
with Flight Standards, and local officials,
as necessary (e.g., FAA air traffic
facilities, appropriate military
representatives, and airport managers).
b. Observers, when
required, must be able to see the full
airspace area surrounding the HIL beam's
paths to a distance appropriate to the
c. Require the
control measures that ensure aircraft will
not be exposed to HIL illumination that has
the potential to affect a pilot in the
performance of their respective duties.
30-2-3. CONTENT OF
completing an aeronautical study, the
service area office must prepare a Letter of
Determination (LOD). Follow the guidelines
published in paragraph
to formulate the content of the LOD. Forward
a copy of the determination to the proponent
of the activity, and when deemed necessary,
to all affected ATC facilities, airport
managers, and military liaison offices.
b. At the
discretion of the service area office,
issue a NOTAM to alert pilots of known HIL
activity. The service area office may
delegate notification responsibility to the
respective flight service stations, other
air traffic facilities, or require the
proponents to activate or cancel the local
NOTAM involving the HIL operation through
that appropriate facility.