U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

ORDER
JO 7930.2N
Effective Date:
August 22, 2013
 
     
Subject:  Notices to Airmen
 

Chapter 6. Airspace NOTAMs

Section 1. Airspace

6-1-1. GENERAL

A NOTAM D may be originated for the following conditions:

a. Change in the hours of operation of a surface area due to other than seasonal daylight time changes.

b. Only those surface areas identified in the airspace section of the AFD as part time are subject to change by NOTAM. All others can be changed only through rulemaking action.

EXAMPLES-
!HEF HEF AIRSPACE CLASS E SFC AREA HR CHANGED TO DAILY 0730-1700 1308010730­1309011700

!LYH LYH AIRSPACE CLASS D SFC AREA HR CHANGED TO MON­FRI 0615-2100, SAT 0830-1700, SUN 1000-1900 1310010615­1310121900

6-1-2. SPECIAL ACTIVITY AIRSPACE (SAA)

A NOTAM must be entered through SAMS to activate special use airspace if activated by NOTAM only or at other than published times for those SAA that contain a NOTAM provision in their legal description, under the appropriate ARTCC(s):

a. SAA, for the purpose of this manual, includes special use airspace (restricted area, military operations area (MOA), warning area, and alert area airspace), instrument and visual military training routes, aerial refueling tracks and anchors.

1. A NOTAM must be in effect to activate SAA at other than published or charted times for those areas that contain a NOTAM provision (“BY NOTAM,” “INTERMITTENT BY NOTAM,” or “OTHER TIMES BY NOTAM”) in their times of use legal description per FAA Order 7400.8, Special Use Airspace, Flight Information Publications, and related Government charting, or if that SAA can only be activated by NOTAM. A NOTAM must not be used to make other changes to the charted lateral dimensions or which would exceed the lower or upper published altitude limits.

2. NOTAMs for SAA activation and cancellation for uncharted and unpublished times must be originated by the appropriate controlling agency, with the overlying ARTCC as the affected location, using the appropriate accountability of SUAE, SUAC, and SUAW, corresponding to the FAA service areas, east, central and west, respectively.

b. NOTAMs originated for SAA will contain information in the following order:

1. An exclamation point (!).

2. Accountability.

3. Location designator (ARTCC).

4. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

5. Description of activity, if needed.

6. Description of area impacted; for example, the name of a published area (“CRYPT NORTH MOA”), a nautical mile radius of a latitude/longitude or fix­radial distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

7. Lower limit/upper limit; for example, 5000FT­16000FT (as specified in paragraph 4-2-1)

8. Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

9. Schedule (optional).

10. Date/time the activity will begin and end.

EXAMPLE-
!SUAC ZMP AIRSPACE CRYPT NORTH MOA 5000FT­16000FT 1307150400-1307150600

c. Lights Out/Night Vision Goggle Operations in MOAs. Upon notification of a lights out/Night Vision Goggle operation in an authorized MOA (as listed in FAA exemption 7960), issue a NOTAM containing information as specified in paragraph 6­1­3b above.

EXAMPLE-
!SUAW ZLA AIRSPACE LGT OUT/NIGHT VISION GOGGLE TRAINING DESERT AND REVEILLE NORTH/SOUTH MOA SFC­9000FT AVOIDANCE ADVISED 1312070200­1312070500

NOTE-
NOTAMs for LIGHT OUT/NIGHT VISION GOGGLE operations are scheduled times only, identified 48 hours in advance.

6-1-3. AIRSPACE AND ALTITUDE RESERVATIONS

a. Central Altitude Reservation Function (CARF) airspace and altitude reservation NOTAMs must be transmitted by the USNOF to the NADIN system for distribution. The information will be stored in the USNS database and available for request/reply. If the altitude reservation affects international airspace, it will be sent and stored as an international NOTAM.

b. Airspace and altitude reservation NOTAMs must contain information in the following order:

1. An exclamation point (!).

2. Accountability “CARF.”

3. Location designator (ARTCC).

4. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

5. Description of activity; for example, “STATIONARY AIRSPACE RESERVATION.”

6. Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of a latitude/longitude or fix/radial/distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

7. Lower limit/upper limit.

8. Reason (optional).

9. Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

10. Schedule (optional).

11. Effective time/expiration time.

NOTE-
If the area impacts more than one ARTCC, originate a NOTAM for each ARTCC.

12. Airspace and Altitude reservation involving a single ARTCC.

EXAMPLE-
!CARF ZNY AIRSPACE STATIONARY AIRSPACE RESERVATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 100NM RADIUS OF FJC360020 5500FT-FL270 1311131500-1311131700

13. Airspace and Altitude reservation involving two or more ARTCCs.

NOTE-
If CARF reserved airspace covers two or more ARTCCs, a CARF NOTAM may be issued for each ARTCC as shown below.

EXAMPLES-
!CARF ZDC AIRSPACE STATIONARY AIRSPACE RESERVATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 50NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM ILM TO CRE 5500FT­16000FT 1310131300-1310151300

!CARF ZJX AIRSPACE STATIONARY AIRSPACE RESERVATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 50NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM ILM TO CRE 5500FT­16000FT 1310131300-1310151300

!CARF ZAN AIRSPACE STATIONARY ALTITUDE RESERVATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS: 6507N14746W 6644N14747W 6642N14629W 6507N14701W TO POINT OF ORIGIN, AND 52NM RADIUS OF 6730N14656W, AND 9NM RADIUS OF 6508N14729W SFC­UNL 1301250400­1301251400

!CARF ZJX AIRSPACE STATIONARY ALTITUDE RESERVATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3312N08125W 3257N08132W 3229N08144W 3225N08126W 3240N08119W TO POINT OF ORIGIN 8000FT ­17000FT AIR REFUELING DAILY 1830­0500 1302171830­1302210500

c. Missile firing and offshore airspace reservations. ARTCCs must issue as a NOTAM missile firing exercises and offshore airspace reservations. These NOTAMs must be transmitted as an international NOTAM to the USNOF as depicted below.

EXAMPLE-
GG KDZZNAXX
220302 KZOAZRZX
FNNNN/YY NOTAMN
Q) KZOA/QWMLM/IV/NBO/E/000/999/3411N12456W
A) KZOA
B) 1103240351
C) 1103240455
E) AIRSPACE WATER OPERATIONS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3411N12456W 3451N12322W 3426N12319W 3417N12453W TO POINT OF ORIGIN NONPARTICIPATING PILOTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO AVOID THE ABOVE AREAS. IFR TRAFFIC UNDER ATC JURISDICTION SHOULD ANTICIPATE REROUTING IN VICINITY OF IMPACTS. F) SFC G) UNL

6-1-4. AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

a. Upon receipt of a waiver to 14 CFR Part 91, but not more than 3 days prior to the event, issue NOTAMs for air shows, demonstrations, and aerobatics areas and other airspace activities.

1. The NOTAM must contain information in the following order:

(a) An exclamation point (!).

(b) Accountability.

(c) Location designator.

(d) Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

(e) Description of activity; for example, “AIRSHOW ACFT,” “AEROBATIC AREA.”

(f) Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of a latitude/longitude or fix/radial distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

(g) Alternate description (mandatory). In parentheses, specify an alternate description of the activity center as follows:

(1) Use the nearest VOR/DME or VORTAC when the activity is 25NM or less from the NAVAID.

(2) Use the nearest public­use airport when the activity is more than 25NM from the nearest VOR/DME or VORTAC.

(h) Lower limit/upper limit; for example, SFC­9000FT.

(i) Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

(j) Schedule (optional).

(k) Effective time/expiration time.

EXAMPLES-
!MIV MIV AIRSPACE AIRSHOW ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 5NM RADIUS OF MIV SFC­10000FT AVOIDANCE ADVISED 1308122100­1308122300

!SAV SAV AIRSPACE DEMONSTRATION ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 5NM RADIUS OF SAV SFC­15000FT AVOIDANCE ADVISED 1311122100­1311122300

!DSM DSM AIRSPACE AEROBATIC ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 6NM RADIUS OF FOD068025 (5NM S CAV) SFC­4500FT AVOIDANCE ADVISED 1312291200­1312292200

!SGF SGF AIRSPACE AEROBATIC AREA WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3NM RADIUS OF SGF 3000FT­8500FT AVOIDANCE ADVISED 1312301400-1312301800

2. Obtain the following information from the requestor:

(a) Name, address, and telephone number of the person requesting authorization or giving notice.

(b) Identification of the aircraft to be used.

(c) Aircraft radio frequencies available.

b. Upon receipt of FAA authorization, but not more than 3 days prior to the event, issue NOTAMs for unmanned aircraft. The NOTAM text will include a description of the area.

1. Use the following data in the formation of the NOTAM for Unmanned Aircraft operations.

(a) An exclamation point (!).

(b) Accountability.

(c) Location designator (ARTCC).

(d) Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

(e) Description of activity; for example, “UNMANNED ACFT.”

(f) Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of a latitude/longitude or fix/radial distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

(g) Alternate description (mandatory). An alternate description of the center of the activity may be specified in parentheses.

(h) Lower limit/upper limit; for example, SFC­9000FT.

(i) Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

(j) Effective time/expiration time.

NOTE-
FAA authorization will be a Certificate of Authorization or Waiver, Special Airworthiness, or similar. Ensure NOTAM originator is aware of this.

EXAMPLES-
!DEN ZDV AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 50NM EITHER SIDE OF LINE FROM GLD TO LAA 14000FT­16000FT 1312131300-1312151300EST

!IAD ZDC AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 10NM RADIUS OF AML223010 (10NM SW IAD) SFC­5000FT 1310251000-1310251200EST

!PRC ZLA AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 10NM RADIUS OF 3238N11436W (NYL) SFC­10000FT 1312122100-1312122300EST

2. Unmanned aircraft operations involving two or more ARTCCs.

EXAMPLES-
!CLE ZOB AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT WITHIN AN AREA DEFINED AS EKN049007 ESL188014 ESL187034 EKN170016 TO POINT OF ORIGIN 12000FT­15000FT 1311291600-1311300800EST

!DCA ZDC AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS EKN049007 ESL188014 ESL187034 EKN170016 TO POINT OF ORIGIN 12000FT­15000FT 1311291600-1311300800EST

NOTE-
Use of ARTCC identifiers as the Affected Location for Unmanned Aircraft NOTAMs will ensure pilots receive the information for flight plan routes in the same Center airspace. Additional Pointer NOTAMs may be issued as necessary

6-1-5. AERIAL REFUELING

a. Coordinate a NOTAM for published and established routes as follows.

1. IFR. The ARTCC must notify the tie­in FSS at least 2 hours in advance when an established IFR aerial refueling track will be activated if any of the activity will be conducted outside restricted/warning or Class A airspace.

2. VFR. The scheduling activity must notify the tie-in FSS in advance when an established VFR refueling track will be activated if any of the activity will be conducted outside restricted/warning areas.

EXAMPLE-
!ABQ ABQ AIRSPACE AR115 ACT DAILY 0200-0500 1309020200-1309070500

b. Originate a NOTAM for random tracks that are outside restricted/warning areas. NOTAM Ds will be used for special refueling tracks/anchors outside Class A airspace so as to define the refueling area as specifically as mission security will allow.

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7610.4, Para 10­6­6, Special Exercises, and Para 10­6­7, Issue NOTAM

EXAMPLE-
!MCN ZTL AIRSPACE RANDOM AERIAL REFUELING TRACK WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 5NM EITHER SIDE OF LINE FROM MGM087050 TO MGM272065 7000FT­9000FT 1305061200­1305061500

6-1-6. PARACHUTE JUMPING/SKY DIVING (PJE)

REFERENCE-
FAAO JO 7210.3, Chapter 18, Section 4. Parachute Jump Operations

a. The NOTAM must contain information in the following order:

1. An exclamation point (!).

2. Accountability.

3. Location designator.

4. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

5. Description of activity; “PJE.”

6. Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of a latitude/longitude or fix/radial/distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

7. Alternate description (mandatory). If the area is described by other than the airport designator or (a) below, follow the description by including an alternate description in parentheses in relation to:

(a) The nearest VOR in terms of radial/DME when the center of the active activity is 25NM or less from a VOR; or

(b) The nearest airport, town, or city if the nearest VOR is more than 25NM from the center of the drop zone.

8. Lower limit/upper limit; for example, SFC­9000FT.

9. Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

10. Schedule (optional).

11. Effective time/expiration time.

b. Also obtain the following information:

1. Name, address, and telephone number of the person requesting authorization or giving notice.

2. Identification of the aircraft to be used.

3. Aircraft radio frequencies available.

EXAMPLES-
(VOR F/R/D 25NM or less from center of drop zone)
!DSM DSM AIRSPACE PJE WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 3NM RADIUS OF DSM149009 SFC­10000FT 1309211400-1309211600EST

(VOR F/R/D more than 25NM from center of drop zone)
!DCA ZDC AIRSPACE PJE WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 2NM RADIUS OF ESL170035 (10 SE VG18) SFC­12000FT 1311301200-1311301600EST

(On airport)
!CHO CHO AIRSPACE PJE WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 5NM RADIUS OF CHO SFC­10000FT 1309231400-1309231800EST

NOTE-
Activities that will prohibit the use of airspace will require the issuance of an FDC NOTAM by the USNOF.

REFERENCE-
14 CFR Section 91.137

6-1-7. UNMANNED ROCKETS, UNMANNED FREE BALLOONS, HOT AIR BALLOONS, AND HIGH ALT BALLOONS

a. Upon receipt of a waiver to 14 CFR Part 101, but not more than 3 days prior to the event, originate a NOTAM containing information in the following order:

1. An exclamation point (!).

2. Accountability.

3. Location designator.

4. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

5. Description of activity; for example, “HIGH ALT BALLOON,” “HOT AIR BALLOONS.”

6. Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of an airport designator, latitude/longitude or fix/radial/distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

7. Alternate description (mandatory). In parentheses, specify an alternate location description as follows:

(a) Reference to the nearest public­use airport when the center of the activity is 25NM or less from the nearest public­use airport.

(b) Reference to the nearest public­use airport when the center of the activity is more than 25NM from the nearest VOR/DME or VORTAC.

8. Lower limit/upper limit; for example, SFC­9000FT.

9. Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot, including direction of flight.

10. Schedule (optional).

11. Effective time/expiration time.

EXAMPLES-
!ICT ICT AIRSPACE UNMANNED ROCKET WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 4NM RADIUS OF ICT190024 SFC­FL250 1308181200­ 1308182000EST

!CDC MTU AIRSPACE UNMANNED ROCKET WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 2NM RADIUS OF 4008N11007W SFC­FL250 131214100­1312141400EST

(Pointer NOTAM)
!CDC 12/049 CDC SEE MTU 12/045 UNMANNED ROCKET 1312140400­1312141400EST

b. For unmanned free balloons the forecasted trajectory and estimated time to cruising altitude or 60,000 feet standard pressure altitude, whichever is lower.

EXAMPLES-
!ABQ ABQ AIRSPACE HIGH ALT BALLOON ABQ180020 SFC­FL600 SOUTHBOUND 1310251700­1310251800EST

!DEN DEN AIRSPACE HIGH ALT BALLOON DVV180030 (32NM S DEN) SFC­10000FT EASTBOUND 1311181800­1311181900EST

!COU COU AIRSPACE HOT AIR BALLOON WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 2NM RADIUS OF 384905N921311W SFC­1500FT 1312291600- 1312291800EST

!ABQ ABQ AIRSPACE HOT AIR BALLOONS 8NM RADIUS OF ABQ SFC­8000FT 1310141400 -1310141830EST

NOTE-
Activities that will prohibit the use of airspace will require the issuance of an FDC NOTAM by the USNOF.

REFERENCE-
14 CFR Section 91.137

6-1-8. OTHER AIRSPACE ACTIVITIES

The NOTAM must contain information in the following order:

a. An exclamation point (!).

b. Accountability.

c. Location designator.

d. Keyword “AIRSPACE.”

e. Description of activity; for example, “GLIDERS,” “HANG GLIDERS,” “LGT OUT TRG,” “SPACE REENTRY,” “ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY,” “BLASTING,” “BLOWING SMOKE” or “PYROTECHNIC DMSTN.”

f. Description of area impacted; for example, a nautical mile radius of the airport designator, latitude/longitude or fix/radial/distance, or an area defined by latitude/longitude or fixes.

g. Alternate description (mandatory). In parentheses, specify an alternate location description as follows:

1. Reference to the nearest public­use airport when the center of the activity is 25NM or less from the nearest public­use airport.

2. Reference to the nearest public­use airport when the center of the activity is more than 25NM from the nearest VOR/DME or VORTAC.

h. Lower limit/upper limit; for example, SFC­9000FT.

i. Remarks (optional). Other information considered to be important to the pilot.

j. Schedule (optional).

k. Effective time/expiration time.

EXAMPLES-
!DEN BRK AIRSPACE HANG GLIDERS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 2NM RADIUS OF BRK205018 SFC­10000FT 1312141400­1312141830EST

!CDC CDC AIRSPACE GLIDERS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 2NM RADIUS OF MTU2700050 (5NM E U69) SFC­10000FT 1312141400­1312141830EST

!CDC ZLC AIRSPACE GLIDERS WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS MTU227054 MTU250060 MTU 256049 MTU227039 TO POINT OF ORIGIN 8000FT­12000FT DAILY 1800­0200 1310041800­1310240200EST

!FXE FXE AIRSPACE PYROTECHNIC DEMONSTRATION WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 2NM RADIUS OF FXE360001 SFC – 1500FT 1307042300­1307050300

!DMN DMN AIRSPACE LGT OUT TRAINING WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS DMN307017 DMN052030.6 DMN071029.9 DMN212016 DMN307017 5000FT–12000FT AVOIDANCE ADVISED 1305060300­1305060600

!RFD RFD AIRSPACE LGT OUT TRAINING WITHIN CLASS D SFC AREA 1305060300­1305060600

!ICT ICT AIRSPACE ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY WITHIN AREA DEFINED AS 4NM RADIUS OF ICT190024 SFC­FL250 1308181200­1308182000

 

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