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Can I fly under a Military Operations Area (MOA)?

If a a Military Operations Area (MOA) is designated from 10,000 to 18,000 feet, can I fly under the airspace without any permission?
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What regulations apply to flying near blasting areas in Canada?

I was flying near CYPK the other day and for convenience and since I was close to it, reported as being "above the blasting area". My instructor pointed out better not to do that. That made me think ...
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What's the north boundary of the KINS Class D? (Or: does a SUA designation take precedence over controlled airspace?)

This is inspired by the question regarding aerobatics over a surface class D area. KINS (Creech AFB) sits right outside the south boundary of the Nellis Range Complex (R4806W to be precise). ...
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Where to find comprehensive description of Special Use Airspaces (SUAs)? [closed]

Can you suggest me some document or website where I can learn about Special Use Airspaces? My goal is to understand the following topics: SUA definition Types of SUAs SUA pubblication SUA creation ...
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What is the difference between SUA (Special Use Airspace) and FUA (Flexible Use Airspace)?

The EUROCONTROL Concept of the Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) is that: an ASM concept currently applied in the ECAC area and based on the fundamental principle that airspace should no longer be ...
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Where can I find/download infos about Special Use Airpsace (SUA) around the world?

I would like to know if there are any websites where I can find information (and possibly download it) about Special Use Airpsace (SUAs) around the world in terms of time validity, geographical ...
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What is the difference between SUA and SAA?

I would like to understand the difference between Special Use Airspace (SUA) and Special Activity Airspace (SAA). I found the following definitions. Eurocontrol Lexicon for SUA (from FAA): ...
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How to get a NOTAM on a Restricted Area?

Is there any online service to get restricted area NOTAMS? For example how can I get NOTAMs related to R-2503-D (intermittent by NOTAM 24 Hrs in advance) on Los Angeles Sectional chart? I found ...
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Is there any ATS into the Special Use Airpaces (SUA)?

The SUA has its own characteristics and limitations. Is there any unit responsible for providing separation, control or information, for pilots flying into or across any SUA?
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What do these polygons mean on VFR charts?

There are a lot of blue polygons on this VFR chart: What do they mean? Source
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What is this racetrack-shaped Special Use Airspace, and why isn’t it on the VFR sectional?

What type of SUA is AR633A, the cyan racetrack-shaped SUA north of Knoxville, Tenneessee (KTYS) depicted below on sua.faa.gov? Why doesn’t it correspond to anything on the VFR sectional?
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Restricted Area “popping up” around you — can it happen, and what do you do about it?

What happens if you are flying along through a Restricted Area (lets assume you're in a J-3 so you're VFR/no transponder, but you have a handheld radio to talk to ATC with) and said restricted area ...
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What should you do if you are forced to enter restricted or prohibited airspace?

Apparently, even if you have declared an urgent situation or an emergency, you cannot enter restricted or prohibited airspace, and ATC may not be able to clear you into the area. So, my question: If ...