9-3-2. SEPARATION MINIMA

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  • 9-3-2. SEPARATION MINIMA

    Unless clearance of nonparticipating aircraft in/ through/adjacent to a prohibited/restricted/warning area/MOA/ATCAA/stationary ALTRV is provided for in a letter of agreement (LOA) or letter of procedure (LOP), separate nonparticipating aircraft from active special use airspace, ATCAAs, and stationary ALTRVs by the following minima:

    1. Assign an altitude consistent with para 4-5-2, Flight Direction, and 4-5-3, Exceptions, which is at least 500 feet (above FL 290-1000 feet) above/below the upper/lower limit of the prohibited/ restricted/ warning area/MOA/ ATCAA/stationary ALTRV.
      • REFERENCE
      • FAA Order JO 7210.3, Para 2-1-18, Prohibited/Restricted Areas and Stationary ALTRVs.
    2. Provide radar separation of 3 miles (FL600 and above - 6 miles) from the special use airspace, ATCAA, or stationary ALTRV peripheral boundary.
    3. Clear aircraft on airways or routes whose widths or protected airspace do not overlap the peripheral boundary.
    4. Exception. Some prohibited/restricted/warning areas are established for security reasons or to contain hazardous activities not involving aircraft operations. Where facility management has identified these areas as outlined in FAA Order JO 7210.3, Facility Operation and Administration, vector aircraft to remain clear of the peripheral boundary.

      NOTE: Nonparticipating aircraft refers to those aircraft for which you have separation responsibility and which have not been authorized by the using agency to operate in/through the special use airspace, ATCAA, or stationary ALTRV in question. VFR traffic is not prohibited from transiting stationary ALTRVs.

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