Military Exercise - TRA to extend East Australian Exercise Area

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    Closed consultation
    Start 23/05/2023
    AEST 09:00
    End 08/06/2023
    AEST 17:00

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    Joint Airspace  Control Cell

    Seeking feedback on a Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) to extend the East Australian Exercise Area (R453) for a military activity from 18 - 29 September 2023 inclusive.

    The issue

    This proposal notes the following key issues: 

    • Activation of proposed TRA-BOUNTY extending R453 to the south-east by approximately 85.00 nautical miles (n mile)
    • Conditional status of TRA will be RA2 
    • Access to TRA will be limited to aircraft with a declared emergency or undertaking operations in the preservation of life and property.


    Elements of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will be conducting military activities within R453 over the period 18 – 29 September 2023 inclusive.
    To facilitate military activities, a TRA is proposed to extend the south-eastern boundary of R453.


    TRA-BOUNTY is proposed for the period 18 – 29 September 2023 inclusive, with large periods of activation occurring during the hours of daylight each day (excluding weekends). Access to TRA-BOUNTY (conditional status RA2) by non-military aircraft will not available, except for aircraft with a declared emergency or operating in the preservation of life or property (Medical Evacuation, Fire and Flood Recovery, Police, Search and Rescue) following the appropriate coordination with the Controlling Authority (details to be confirmed). Specific timings of prohibited, restricted and danger airspace activation will be confirmed by YBBB and YMMM NOTAM. Refer to Figure 1 for a depiction of TRA-BOUNTY and R453.


    • Conditional Status: RA2
    • Military Flying/Non-Flying
    • Lateral Limits: 351859S 1525550E – 363248S 1543732E – 372712S 1532546E – 375925S 1505416E – 365643S 1504503E then along the counter clockwise arc of a circle radius 120.00 n mile centre 345700S 1503200E (NWA/TAC) – 351859S 1525550E
    • Vertical Limits: SFC – UNL
    • Activation Times: NOTAM
    • Controlling Authority: Defence (contact details to be published in NOTAM)


    Figure 1. Proposed TRA-BOUNTY and R453

    AvSEF members are invited to provide feedback to JACC: by 08 June 2023.

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    Joint Airspace Control Cell