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Caution Military Operations July 18-30

posted Jul 18, 2011, 11:34 AM by Unknown user
From- AOPA Online

Washington-state pilots, be advised: You will be sharing the airspace
over large portions of the state with C-17s, C-130s, and T-1s
competing in an international military flying competition July 18
through 30.

Military airlift and airdrop crew from around the world will compete
in the Air Mobility Rodeo, an event sponsored by the Air Force’s Air
Mobility Command. The Rodeo takes place at McChord Field, Joint Base
Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 24 through 29, but pilots should be alert
for increased activity at the airport and over large areas of the
state July 18 through 30.

Competing in categories such as aerial refueling, time control, low-
level routes, and airdrop operations, the crews will fly 24-hour VFR
low-level flights over large areas of Washington state and are not
limited to special-use airspace like military operations areas (MOAs)
or restricted areas. The Air Mobility Command said more than 150 teams
and 3,000 people from the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and allied
nations are expected to participate.