Pinal County JLUS Executive Summary - Page 15

CAP Canal

Helicopter Tactical Flight Training Area MCA

Helicopter Night Training MCA

The Helicopter Tactical Flight Training Area ( TFTA ) MCA covers the 3,600-square mile TFTA that is used by Silverbell Army Heliport pilots and students . The TFTA is made up of multiple smaller training areas and allows pilots and students to train for low-level flights , including terrain contour and nap of the earth flights , over different types of terrain . Tactical training is conducted below 300 feet AGL , and other flight operations are typically conducted between 500 feet and 1,200 feet AGL . Although the entire TFTA is used for training , there are certain areas within its confines that serve as primary training areas due to their proximity to Silverbell Army Heliport , which provides specialized training such as night training . The airspace within the TFTA is not restricted , nor is it protected airspace exclusive to military use . The purpose of designating this MCA is to increase public awareness of the expanse of the TFTA used by the AZARNG for helicopter training .
The Helicopter Night Training MCA is composed of the general flight corridors that are used for specialized night training . The flight corridor is shown as a five-mile-wide corridor and follows the typical night training routes used by the AZARNG . This MCA identifies areas that may allow lighting levels that may affect night training missions and operations . Lighting regulations that require fully-shielded and / or full-cutoff light fixtures and that prohibit LED billboards should be adopted within this MCA .
Buckeye
Surprise Peoria Phoenix
Youngtown
Avondale
Goodyear
Glendale
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Maricopa
County
Tempe
Gila River Indian Reservation
Maricopa
Scottsdale
Salt River Reservation
Chandler
Mesa
Gilbert
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Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Reservation
Queen Creek
San Tan Park
Tonto National
Lost Dutchman Forest State Park
Rittenhouse
Apache Training Site Junction Superior
Florence
Florence Military Reservation
Miami Globe
Kearny
Gila County
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Fort Apache Reservation
San Carlos Reservation
Goodyear
Maricopa County
Pinal County
Hohokam Pima National Monument
Gila River Indian Reservation
Maricopa
Maricopa ( Ak Chin ) Indian Reservation
Queen Creek
Casa Grande
San Tan Park
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Florence
Coolidge
McFarland State Historic Park
CAP Canal
Tonto National Forest
Florence Military Reservation
Gila Bend
Sonoran Desert National Monument
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Tohono O ' odham Nation Reservation
Casa Grande
Coolidge
Eloy
Picacho Peak
State Park Pinal County
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Picacho Peak Stagefield
Silverbell Army Heliport
Tortolita Mountain Park
Marana Oro Valley
Saguaro National Park
Tucson
Mammoth
Oracle State Park
Coronado National Forest
Saguaro National Park
Graham Coun
Sonoran Desert National Monument
Pinal County
Eloy
Picacho Peak State Park
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Picacho Peak Stagefield
Marana
CAP Canal
Silverbell Army Heliport
Tortolita Mountain Park
Tortolita Preserve
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Pima County
Sahuarita
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Benson
Cochise County
Tohono O ' odham
Nation Reservation
Saguaro National Park
Pima County
Santa Cruz County
Sierra Vista
Tohono O ' odham Nation Reservation
Pascua Pueblo Yaqui Reservation
Tohono O ' odham Nation Reservation
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Helicopter TFTA MCA
AZ National Guard Site
Interstate
Helicopter Night Training MCA
AZ National Guard Site
Interstate
Primary Helicopter Training Area
JLUS Partner City / Town
Highway / Freeway
Night Time Training Route
JLUS Partner City / Town
Highway / Freeway
AZARNG Helicopter TFTA
County Boundary
Railroad
County Boundary
Railroad
Other City / Town
Native American Reservation
Other City / Town
Native American Reservation
Park / Preserve / National Monument
Park / Preserve / National Monument
Source : AZARNG , 2019 ( Some helicopter training area boundaries digitized by Matrix Design Group ). Note : TFTA boundaries on this map are meant for informational purposes only and actual boundaries may vary from what is shown . Note : Strategy LAS-5C recommends AZARNG consider revising the TFTA to avoid Eloy Municipal Airport operational areas .
Note : Helicopter data are generalized and should be used for planning purposes only . Source : AZ National Guard , 2018 ; USGS , 2017 ; Matrix Design Group , 2018 .
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