Authorize aircraft to conduct aerial refueling along published or special tracks at their flight plan altitudes,
unless otherwise requested.
CLEARED TO CONDUCT REFUELING ALONG (number) TRACK,
FROM (fix) TO (fix),
MAINTAIN BLOCK (altitude) THROUGH (altitude),
COMMENCING AT (altitude), DESCENDING TO (altitude).
1. During aerial refueling, tanker aircraft are responsible for receiver aircraft communication with ATC and for
their navigation along the track.
2. Aerial refueling airspace is not sterilized airspace and other aircraft may transit this airspace provided
vertical or lateral separation is provided from refueling aircraft.
3. MARSA begins between the tanker and receiver when the tanker and receiver(s) have entered the air refueling
airspace and the tanker advises ATC that he/she is accepting MARSA.
4. MARSA ends between the tanker and receiver when the tanker advises ATC that the tanker and receiver aircraft
are vertically positioned within the air refueling airspace and ATC advises MARSA is terminated.