If the aircraft’s route, track, or altitude may cause it to enter an active Prohibited/Restricted/Warning Area, MOA, or ATCAA:
- Inform the pilot to conduct flight “VFR-on-top” at least 500 feet above the upper limit or below the lower limit of the airspace (subject to para 7-3-1, VFR-on-top); or
- MAINTAIN VFR-ON-TOP AT LEAST 500 FEET ABOVE/BELOW (upper/lower limit of airspace) ACROSS (name or number of airspace) BETWEEN (fix) AND (fix);
- and if the airspace is an ATCAA,
- (name of ATCAA) IS ATC ASSIGNED AIRSPACE.
- Clear the aircraft via a routing which provides approved separation from the airspace.
- Exception: Some Prohibited/Restricted Areas are established for security reasons or to contain hazardous activities not involving aircraft operations. The addition of 500 (or 1,000) feet to the upper/lower limit of these Prohibited/Restricted Areas is not required if the areas have been identified by facility management.
- FAA Order JO 7210.3, Para 2-1-18, Prohibited/Restricted Areas.