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Special Use Airspace

Special use airspace or special area of operation is the designation for airspace in which certain activities must be confined, or where limitations may be imposed on aircraft operations that are not part of those activities. Certain special use airspace areas can create limitations on the mixed use of airspace.

Military Airspace

Unit Monthly Requests. Units should submit a monthly request for range times to Jefferson Range scheduling no later than the 1st of the preceding month. Requests can be sent to the range scheduler electronically, by phone or utilizing the Common Scheduling Enterprise (CSE) network. The schedule will be completed and mailed by the 5th of the preceding month. Requests should include the JPG MOAs. After the 5th of the preceding month, all requests are on a first come first served basis.

RANGE DESCRIPTION

General: The Atterbury restricted area, R-3401A/B, is located approximately 20 NM south-southeast of Indianapolis, IN. Shared use of the area by both Army and Air National Guard units and other reserve units requires all using units to be aware of existing restrictions. Note: R-3401A (SFC-FL250) is located over approximately 33,000 acres of federally owned land. The Air National Guard has joint use of 650 acres of Atterbury for use as the Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range, while the Army uses the balance of the training area for infantry, artillery, air cavalry and engineering training.

AIRSPACE DESCRIPTION

  • R-3401A: Surface - FL250 (FL400 available with prior request)
  • R-3401B: 1,200’ AGL – 14,000’ MSL
  • (Avoid over flight of Cordry/Sweetwater Lakes, N 39º 18’ W 86º 08’)
  • Racer ATCAA FL180 – FL250
  • Racer MOA “C” 500’ AGL – 17,999’ MSL
  • Racer MOA “D” 14,000’ AGL – 17,999’ MSL

ALL OF THE ABOVE AIRSPACE WILL BE SCHEDULED “HOT” WITH ANY RANGE ACTIVITY.

  • Racer MOA “A” 500’ AGL – 3,999’ MSL
  • Racer MOA “B” 4,000’ MSL – 8,000’ MSL

RACER “A” AND “B” MOAs ARE SCHEDULED BY USER REQUEST ONLY, PREFERABLY ONE DAY PRIOR, BUT NO LATER THAN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SCHEDULED USE.

MOAs are not available for use when the range office is closed.

Certificates of Authorization (COAs)

Our five FAA Certificates of Authorization (COAs) covering 14 commonly used military platforms have expanded unmanned aircraft (UA) operational support capabilities. Additional systems can be added as needs arise and when units request activation.

AUS testingSupported Systems

Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Raven
  • Puma
  • Shadow
  • SOCOM Puma
  • ANT-X (Flanker, Speed Hawk FPV, DJI Phantom 3 and 4, Scout II, 3DR Iris, Emergent RC Intense Eye, Condor (850-X4, 1200-X4, 1200-X8)
Civilian
  • Draganflyer

Additional systems can be added as needs arise and when units request activation. We have also supported the BAT 4, Penguin, Black Hornet, Swinglet, Scan Eagle and Nova systems.

Jefferson Range

Unit Monthly Requests. Units should submit a monthly request for range times to Jefferson Range scheduling no later than the 1st of the preceding month. Requests can be sent to the range scheduler electronically, by phone or utilizing the Common Scheduling Enterprise (CSE) network. The schedule will be completed and mailed by the 5th of the preceding month. Requests should include the JPG MOAs. After the 5th of the preceding month, all requests are on a first come first served basis.

POL Target Scheduling. Based upon the impact of the heavyweight footprints on the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge activities, the remote POL target requires, at a minimum, a 24 hour notice prior to use. Anticipate restrictions to POL use during the months of May, October, and November for which the USFWS pre-empts military use with public hunting.

Changes to Range Schedule. Units wishing to change or add range times should coordinate such requests as soon as possible through Jefferson Range scheduling to allow coordination with Indy Center/FAA. For changes to a previously scheduled airspace/range times coordination must be accomplished at least 30 minutes prior to the time of use. For additional airspace/range times NOT previously scheduled coordination must be accomplished at least 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to the anticipated time of use.

Airspace

R-3403A covers JPG boundaries from surface to FL430. R-3403B airspace is 1200 AGL to FL180 overlaid by the Ripley ATCAA to FL240 above. Normal operations require airspace to FL240 for R-3403A/B and the Ripley ATCAA. Airspace up to FL430 over R3403A may be available with prior coordination.

There are also four MOAs adjacent to the restricted airspace. The JPG A, B, C MOAs and the C ATCAA are located to the Southwest and the JPG D MOA is located to the north. Normal operations for the JPG B MOA are to 16,000 MSL however FL180 can be requested.

Contact and Hours

Range 36 Air-to-Ground Gunnery

To schedule this range, for schedule changes, additional requests or information, call:

  • DSN 569-2114
  • 812-526-1114.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Fixed Wing Aircraft
    0700-2300L
  • Rotary Wing Aircraft
    0700-0200L

Contact and Hours

Jefferson Range

Office and Tower:

  • DSN: 873-5116
  • Com: 812-689-7295
  • Fax: 812-689-3519

LVC Specialists:

  • DSN 873-5116
  • 812-689-7295
  • 317-247-3272

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • Tuesday through Friday days – 1300-2100Z
  • Tuesday through Thursday nights – as scheduled
  • Saturday and Sunday - as scheduled
  • Other times are considered on a case-by-case basis.

AIRSPACE HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • R-3403A is available for scheduling daily from 0630 to 2400 local time.
  • R-3403B is available for scheduling daily from 0800 to 2300 local time.
  • JPG A/B/C/D MOAs are activated in conjunction with R-3403A/B and available for scheduling daily from 0800-2300 local time: other times by NOTAM.