Department of Defence requesting airspace alteration to lateral and vertical dimensions of R352 airspace for RPAS operations.

The issue

Defence plans on conducting Shadow RPAS / UAS flying training at the Puckapunyal Army base. This new airspace is an extended version of existing R352 and increase in altitude to 4 000’ useable by Shadow, therefore airspace activated to 5 000’ AMSL. It is expected that operations to the south and west of Mangalore may be affected by the proposed changes.

  • Aerobatic operations above Mangalore AD as described in ERSA may be affected.

  • Altitudes do not affect controlled airspace

  • Mangalore instrument approach operations

  • Air route W477 if used for low level flights outside controlled airspace

Submitted by: 

Squadron Leader Paul Murphy – RAAF 

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Send your feedback on this consultation to paul.murphy1@defence.gov.au

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Start 09/07/2020
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