HOT SPOT-Restricted Area R-2502A; Fort Irwin, CA

Notice Number: NOTC2955
This is an “ALERT” notification from The Riverside Flight Standards District Office, (FSDO) regarding an excessively high number of Pilot Deviations in the Restricted Area; “R-2502A” of Fort Irwin, CA.

This airspace is relatively new in the Mojave Desert, established in Dec. 2009. Details are; ALTITUDE: Surface to 16,000′, TIME of USE: Continuous, CONTROLLING AGENCY/CONTACT FACILITY: Los Angeles Cntr. It is attached to R-2502E just to the north of Daggett VOR. (Click on Link Below to See Attached Chart Depiction)

 

 

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2011/May/R-2502A_Chart_Pic.pdf

The Riverside FSDO would like to remind pilots to be vigilant of the airspace your’e flying through. It is necessary to have updated charts and/or GPS (RAIM/WAAS) data to maintain your situational awareness at all times in the National Airspace System. As PIC it is a requirement to utilize all necessary information, as noted in Sec. 91.103-Preflight action; Each pilot in command shall, before beginning a flight, become familiar with all available information concerning that flight.

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