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With the existing thread taking in pages, time to start a new one!  This is the where vSOA activities using Special Use Airspace within the UKFIR will be notified to the VATSim Community.  These are provided under the terms of vRAFs Letter of Agreement with VATSIM UK:

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Utilising of Special Use Airspace

 

The term Special Use Airspace refers to all airspace which is reserved for military activity within the UK FIRs. This includes Danger Areas, Air to Air Refueling Areas and any other appropriate airspace. vRAF pilots may utilise any SUA within the UK providing that sufficient notice is provided by NOTAM on the VATSIM-UK forum. Whilst no set time limit has been established, it is suggested that a minimum of 30 minutes’ notice ahead of the airspace becoming populated is provided.

 

Please note this is for VATSim use only, all NOTAMS relate to airspace being used on the VATSim network.

Below is the template for NOTAMs so all members understand how to decode them.

Sample NOTAM:

Q)EGPX
B)FROM: 10/01/15 10:00
C) TO: 10/01/29 18:00
E)DANGER AREA EG D701 HEBRIDES ACTIVATED
LOWER: SFC
UPPER: 30000FT AMSL

Q) relates to the FIR that the NOTAM effects, there are 3 options for this:
EGPX - Scottish
EGTT - London
EGXX - Effects both FIRs

B relates to the starting date in yy/mm/dd format and starting time in zulu.

C relates to the ending date in yy/mm/dd format and ending time in zulu.

E relates to the area being activated and/or the activity taking place.

The LOWER and UPPER parts relate to the block of airspace which will be used for this activity.

 

For more details on the location of Danger Areas and Air to Air Refuelling areas, please see this chart - http://docdro.id/gMlOoc7

Edited by Trevor Hannant

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Andy Somerville

Q)EGPX
B)FROM: 16/11/25 19:00
C) TO: 16/11/25 22:00
E)ARA4 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL070

UPPER: FL240

Q)EGXX
B)FROM: 16/11/25 19:00
C) TO: 16/11/25 22:00
E)ARA5 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL070

UPPER: FL240

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 16/11/25 19:00
C) TO: 16/11/25 22:00
E)ARA6 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL100

UPPER: FL290

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 16/11/25 19:00
C) TO: 16/11/25 22:00
E)ARA8 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL070

UPPER: FL170

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 16/11/25 19:00
C) TO: 16/11/25 22:00
E)ARA10E ACTIVE
LOWER: FL080

UPPER: FL260

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 16/11/25 19:00
C) TO: 16/11/25 22:00
E)ARA13 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL150

UPPER: FL240

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Andy Somerville

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 16/12/25 11:30
C) TO: 16/12/25 23:59
E)ARA6 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL100

UPPER: FL290

Edited by Andy Somerville

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Andy Somerville

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 17/01/10 19:30
C) TO: 17/01/10 23:59
E)ARA8 ACTIVE
LOWER: FL070

UPPER: FL170

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Lee Roberts

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323A ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323B ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323C ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323D ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323E ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323F ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 03/05/18 17:00
C) TO: 03/05/18 22:00
E)D323F ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

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Joshua Seagrave

Q)EGTT
B)FROM:  18/05/19 15:14
C)TO: 18/05/19 16:14
E)FLYPAST IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY CO-ORDINATES N51.34667W0.6827778 N51.60306W0.6111111 N51.60306W0.579166 N51.34028W0.6513889
LOWER: SFC
UPPER: 500FT AGL

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Q)EGTT
B)FROM:  18/05/19 18:45
C)TO: 18/05/19 19:15
E)FLYPAST IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY CO-ORDINATES N51.34667W0.6827778 N51.60306W0.6111111 N51.60306W0.579166 N51.34028W0.6513889
LOWER: SFC
UPPER: 500FT AGL

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Scott Daniels

 

H7662/18: Formation flying will take place

Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/W/000/040/5403N00053W036FORMATION TRANSIT BY FIXED WING ACFT ROUTING:

513653N 0010545W (BENSON AD) 1827

514459N 0000624W(BKP)1846

513845N 0000906E(LAM)1853

513545N 0000527E (FAIRLOP STATION) 1857

513004N 0000830W (BUCKINGHAM PALACE) 1900

513309N 0002510W (NORTHOLT) 1905

FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 500-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE

ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

2018-06-0976/AS1

LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 3,000 Feet AMSL

FROM: 09 Jun 2018 18:10 GMT TO: 09 Jun 2018 19:15 GMT

 

 

H7661/18: Formation flying will take place

Q) EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/W/000/040/5403N00053W036FORMATION TRANSIT BY FIXED WING ACFT ROUTING:

530535N 0000958W (CONINGSBY AD) 1812

524714N 0000904W (SPALDING) 1821

522714N 0000306E (CHATTERIS) 1828

521603N 0001142E (WATERBEACH) 1832

521431N 0004253E (BURY ST EDMUNDS) 1838

515530N 0005308E (COLCHESTER) 1845

514337N 0002918E (CHELMSFORD) 1851

513545N 0000527E (FAIRLOP STATION) 1857

513004N 0000830W (BUCKINGHAM PALACE) 1900

513309N 0002510W (NORTHOLT) 1904

514652N 0004400W (HALTON) 1910

520230N 0004540W (MILTON KEYNES) 1915

521821N 0004731W (SYWELL AD) 1920

523646N 0002830W (WITTERING AD) 1928

530535N 0000958W (CONINGSBY AD) 1938

FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 500-3000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE

ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

2018-06-0975/AS1

LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 4,000 Feet AMSL

FROM: 09 Jun 2018 18:00 GMT TO: 09 Jun 2018 19:50 GMT

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Scott Daniels

J0386/18: Temporary restricted area activated
Q) EGTT/QRTCA/IV/BO/W/000/025/5130N00016W019

RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEENS BIRTHDAY 
FLYPAST. RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS HAS BEEN MADE UNDER 
ARTICLE 239 OF THE AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2016. AIC M025/2018 REFERS. 
AREA DESIGNATION REFER TO AIC CHART. NOTE - TO CATER FOR A POSSIBLE 
DELAY. THIS RESTRICTION IS IMPOSED FOR 2 SEPARATE TIME PERIODS ON 9 
JUNE.  CANCELLATION OF ONE OF THESE NOTAMS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON 9 
JUNE. 
AREA F. NO AIRCRAFT IS TO FLY WI THE FOLLOWING AREA. STRAIGHT LINES 
JOINING SUCCESSIVELY 513611N 0004133W - 512700N 0004133W - 512700N 
0000826E - 513409N 0000826E - 513445N 0001108W THEN THE 
ANTICLOCKWISE ARC OF A CIRCLE OF RADIUS 12 NM CENTRED ON 512812N 
0002713W BETWEEN 513445N 0001108W AND 513611N 0001253W AND A 
STRAIGHT LINE BETWEEN 513611N 0001253W AND 513611N 0004133W.

THESE REGULATIONS DO NOT APPLY TO ANY ACFT UNDER THE CONTROL OF 
ROYAL AIR FORCE (UNIT) SWANWICK OR ANY ACFT MAKING AN APPROACH TO OR 
DEPARTING FROM  LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT WHILST UNDER THE CONTROL OF 
EITHER THE LONDON TERMINAL CONTROL CENTRE AT SWANWICK OR THE AIR 
TRAFFIC CONTROL UNIT AT LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT OR  LONDON CITY 
AIRPORT WHILST UNDER THE CONTROL OF EITHER THE LONDON TERMINAL 
CONTROL CENTRE AT SWANWICK OR THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL UNIT AT LONDON 
CITY AIRPORT OR ROYAL AIR FORCE NORTHOLT WHILST UNDER THE CONTROL OF 
EITHER THE LONDON TERMINAL CONTROL CENTRE AT SWANWICK OR THE AIR 
TRAFFIC CONTROL UNIT AT ROYAL AIR FORCE NORTHOLT OR THE LONDON 
HELIPORT, BATTERSEA WHILST UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE LONDON TERMINAL 
CONTROL CENTRE, SWANWICK OR THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL UNIT AT LONDON 
HELIPORT, OR OPERATING WITH A CLEARANCE ISSUED BY THE LONDON 
TERMINAL CONTROL CENTRE. OR WITH PERMISSION OF THE HQ AIR QUEENS 
BIRTHDAY FLYPAST PROJECT OFFICER ON 01760 337621 EXTENSION 6664 OR 
6661. AR 2018-06-0024/AS6

LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 2,500 Feet AMSL
FROM: 09 Jun 2018 18:40 GMT (19:40 BST) TO: 09 Jun 2018 19:15 GMT (20:15 BST) 

Edited by Scott Daniels

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Matthew McColl

Q) EGTT

B) FROM: 02/08/2018 1600Z+

C) TO: 02/08/2018 2100Z-

E) ARA8 ACTIVE

LOWER: FL070

UPPER: FL170

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Ciaran Longmuir

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 02/08/18 16:45
C) TO: 02/08/18 22:00
E)D323A ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 02/08/18 16:45
C) TO: 02/08/18 22:00
E)D323B ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 02/08/18 16:45
C) TO: 02/08/18 22:00
E)D323C ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 02/08/18 16:45
C) TO: 02/08/18 22:00
E)D323D ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

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Ciaran Longmuir

Q) EGTT

B) FROM: 02/08/2018 1600Z+

C) TO: 02/08/2018 2200Z-

E) ARA7 ACTIVE

LOWER: FL100

UPPER: FL290

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Matthew Kingscott

Q) EGTT

B) FROM: 02/08/2018 1215Z+

C) TO: 02/08/2018 1300Z-

E) D307 Dona Nook Range ACTIVE

LOWER: SFC

UPPER: FL200

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Matthew McColl

Q) EGTT

B) FROM: 29/09/2018 1800Z+

C) TO: 29/09/2018 2000Z-

E) ARA8 ACTIVE

LOWER: FL070

UPPER: FL170

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Scott Daniels

 

H6236/18: Exercises will take place

Q) EGXX/QWELW/IV/BO/W/SFC/660/5526N00035W089

MIL EXERCISE. INTENSE FAST JET AERIAL ACTIVITY. ACFT MAY BE UNABLE

TO COMPLY WITH RAC. NON-PARTICIPATING MIL ACFT ARE REQUESTED TO AVOID

THE AREA WI AREA BOUNDED BY

N53.4689 E002.7108 - N53.9265 E002.9539 - N54.3100 E003.0246 - N54.5318 E002.9093 - N56.0617 E001.9036 - N56.8818 E001.2071 - N56.7414 W002.6783 - N56.1226 W003.0381 - N56.1273 W002.9227 - N56.0076 W002.7991 - N55.6373 W002.8403 - N55.5177 W002.7030 - N55.2525 W002.9007 - N55.1553 W002.9996 - N55.0000 W002.7085 - N55.0000 W002.4627 - N55.0945 W002.0253 - N55.2779 W001.3482 - N55.0304 W001.1985 - N54.9121 W001.1697 - N54.8695 W001.1395 - N53.8161 E000.0992 - N53.6438 E000.5085.

FOR INFO ops@vraf.net.

LOWER: SFC, UPPER: FL660

FROM: 08 Oct  2018 0800 GMT (0900 BST) TO: 11 Nov 2018 2230 GMT (2330 BST)

SCHEDULE: 12 13 14 1730-2130, 19 20 21 1730-2130, 26 27 28 1730-2130,  2 3 4 1730-2130, 9 10 11 1730-2130

 

Q) EGTT/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/050/660/5411N00049E081

THE FOLLOWING SOUTHERN MANAGED DANGER AREAS ARE ACTIVATED:

EG D323A 1730-2130 FL050-FL660

EG D323B 1730-2130 FL050-FL660

EG D323C 1730-2130 FL050-FL660

EG D323D 1730-2130 FL050-FL660

EG D323E 1730-2130 FL250-FL660

EG D323F 1730-2130 FL250-FL660

EG D323G 1730-2130 FL250-FL660

LOWER: FL050

UPPER: FL660

FROM: 08/10/18 08:00 TO: TO: 11/11/18 22:30

SCHEDULE: 12 13 14 1730-2130, 19 20 21 1730-2130, 26 27 28 1730-2130,  2 3 4 1730-2130, 9 10 11 1730-2130

 

Q) EGPX/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/230/5530N00035W032

THE FOLLOWING DRURIDGE BAY DANGER AREAS ARE ACTIVATED:

EG D513  1730-2130 SFC-10000FT AMSL

EG D513A 1730-2130 SFC-23000FT AMSL

EG D513B 1730-2130 SFC-23000FT AMSL

LOWER: SFC

UPPER: 23000FT AMSL

FROM: 08/10/18 08:00 TO: TO: 11/11/18 22:30

SCHEDULE: 12 13 14 1730-2130, 19 20 21 1730-2130, 26 27 28 1730-2130,  2 3 4 1730-2130, 9 10 11 1730-2130

 

Q) EGPX/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/100/660/5640N00006E072

THE FOLLOWING CENTRAL MANAGED DANGER AREAS ARE ACTIVATED:

EG D613A 1730-2130 FL100-FL660

EG D613B 1730-2130 FL100-FL660

EG D613C 1730-2130 FL100-FL660

EG D613D 1730-2130 FL100-FL660

LOWER: FL100

UPPER: FL660

FROM: 08/10/18 08:00 TO: TO: 11/11/18 22:30

SCHEDULE: 12 13 14 1730-2130, 19 20 21 1730-2130, 26 27 28 1730-2130,  2 3 4 1730-2130, 9 10 11 1730-2130

 

Q) EGPX/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/180/5515N00214W007

DANGER AREA EG D512A OTTERBURN ACTIVATED

LOWER: SFC

UPPER: 18000FT AMSL

FROM: 08/10/18 08:00 TO: TO: 11/11/18 22:30

SCHEDULE: 12 13 14 1730-2130, 19 20 21 1730-2130, 26 27 28 1730-2130,  2 3 4 1730-2130, 9 10 11 1730-2130

 

Q) EGXX/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/195/245/5640N00006E072

THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY RESERVED AREAS ARE ACTIVATED:

EG TRA005 1730-2130 FL195-FL245

EG TRA006 1730-2130 FL195-FL245

EG TRA007A 1730-2130 FL195-FL245

EG TRA007B 1730-2130 FL195-FL245

LOWER: FL195

UPPER: FL245

FROM: 08/10/18 08:00 TO: TO: 11/11/18 22:30

SCHEDULE: 12 13 14 1730-2130, 19 20 21 1730-2130, 26 27 28 1730-2130,  2 3 4 1730-2130, 9 10 11 1730-2130

Edited by Scott Daniels

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Jacob Edwards

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 07/01/19 20:45
C) TO: 07/01/19 23:30
E)D323A ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 07/01/19 20:45
C) TO: 07/01/19 23:30
E)D323B ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 07/01/19 20:45
C) TO: 07/01/19 23:30
E)D323C ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 07/01/19 20:45
C) TO: 07/01/19 23:30
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

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Charlie Trewhitt

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/198 1700
E)D323A ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1700
E)D323B ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1700
E)D323C ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1700
E)D323D ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1700
E)D323E ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1700
E)D323F ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

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Jacob Edwards

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1900
E)D809N ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL550

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1900
E)D809C ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL550

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 08/01/19 1500
C) TO: 08/01/19 1900
E)D809S ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL550

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Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323A ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323B ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323C ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323D ACTIVE
LOWER: FL050
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323E ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B)FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323F ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

Q)EGTT
B) FROM: 09/01/19 1645
C) TO: 09/01/19 2300
E)D323F ACTIVE
LOWER: FL250
UPPER: FL660

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Q)EGPX
B)FROM: 21/02/19 2000
C) TO: 21/02/19 2200
E)D801 ACTIVE
LOWER: SFC
UPPER: FL230

Q)EGPX
B) FROM: 21/02/19 2000
C) TO: 21/02/19 2200
E)D802 ACTIVE
LOWER: SFC
UPPER: FL230

 

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    • Magnus Meese
      By Magnus Meese
      I’ve been zipping around the country VFR the last few days exploring FTX England, and have assumed Radio-airports are not serviced on the network. Relevant CTR has been online during some of my flights, and I’ve communicated appropriately for TWR &AFIS fields, but remained on unicom without complain for all the AGs. Then yesterday I had a thought to look up the rule for this, and while I found none, some posts describe S2s manning AG-positions. 
      The question then becomes, does top down apply here, or would APP and CTR prefer not to be having to pay attention to one guy reporting in and out of such aerodromes during their hours of service?
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