Range Notifications

Per the AP/1 DoD Fight Information Publication Area Planning North and South America page 3-172, paragraph 7, all Pilots "shall" check this website for safety of flight range notifications and restrictions within the Restricted Areas R-2507, R-2301W, and R-2512.




To view the Yuma SOP and JO 7400, click on the links below.


MCAS Yuma Range SOP StaO 3710.6J   


JO 7400.10C Special Use Airspace 2021 




Due to reduced manning, Yuma Range - Leg Iron temporary hours of operation are as follows: (1 May - 31 May) Mon-Fri 0530-2300 Sat-Sun 0630-1700. (1 June -31 October) Mon-Fri 0530-2359 Sat-Sun 0630-1700.  Ground Personnel training on range will be placed in Bivouac Status prior to Leg Iron shutdown.  Ground units will be authorized to transition to a training status once positive 2 way communication is established, with Leg Iron, the following morning.  Aviation Ordnance Expenditures and/or Laser operations will not be authorized on the Cactus West/Yodaville Targets when Leg Iron is closed.  Aviation ordnance expenditures and/or Laser Operations are authorized in the R2507, 24 hours/day.  Ordnance Delivery authorized in R2512, 24 hours/day.  POCs: Mr. William Sellars/928-269-2405/ or Mr. Jon Gordon/928-269-6488/

Due to Yuma Range Department Personnel Training, Yuma Range Scheduling will be closed Thursday May 26th 2022, from 0830-1030L / 1530-1730Z.  If you have any questions please contact range scheduling at 928-269-2214/2690/5575 for more information.

Attention to all units & personnel:

This is an urgent advisory to units training west of the Gila Mountains to be on the lookout for Sonoran Pronghorn.  Take all reasonable measures to ensure that the animal is not harassed or harmed.  If the animal is seen in the vicinity of the Range Training Area or anywhere in the line of fire, training should be temporarily halted until the animal vacates the area on its own.  Speed limits should be strictly adhered to on all authorized roads in the area. If a pronghorn is observed, vehicles should slow and make way for the animal until it vacates the immediate area.




LINK 16 MITIGATION (Only applies to F/A-18, E/F/G Models and P-8 Poseidon) 

  • Until further notice, aircraft in transit to or from MOA's, warning areas, restricted areas, and all other special use airspace, will not transmit link 16 to the max extent practical unless required for safety of flight.

  • Once inside MOA's, warning areas, restricted areas, and all other special use airspace, all ER0G platforms shall advise Yuma Range of their use of Link 16.

  • Aircrew shall be prepared to terminate Link 16 transmissions if asked by controlling agency to "Cease Link 16 operations."  Aircrew will also terminate Link 16 upon spill out of special use airspace.

  • DOD Range Control/ATC shall proactively notify the FAA when compliance with this criteria has been violated to allow for the agency to respond with emergency instructions to nearby Non-DOD, non-participating aircraft.


 RFMSS Range Requests, Per StaO 3710.6_ Pg. 3-4, Sec. 3., Para. C states:  Once a request has been submitted, follow-up tracking on the status is the responsibility of the requesting unit and tracking of the request may be performed via the RCNI.   An RCNI assignment does NOT constitute approval/reservation of the request.  It is the user’s responsibility to check their pending requests periodically until a reservation or other action has been made.

StaO 3710.6J, Page 3-10 Co-use Agreements

4. Co-use Agreements
a. Units shall indicate co-use coordination in the “communication” tab on their RFMSS request. MCAS Yuma Range Scheduling has the final approval authority regarding co-use coordination and shall deny co-use under any circumstance it is determined that insufficient coordination between the requesting units took place. Improper co-use coordination/dissemination represents a hazard to safety of flight. Only the scheduled unit may authorize co-use and/or release a range slot to another unit by contacting Yuma Range Scheduling and/or using the RFMSS scheduling system.
b. Co-use agreements between air units must be made to Range Scheduling no later than 1500 Yuma local (Monday thru Thursday).
For weekend and/or holiday aviation training, the deadline is 1400 Friday (or 1400 the business day prior to the holiday).

When giving co-use if you are not sure you have correctly applied the co-use, please give Yuma Range Scheduling a call 928-269-2214.


R-2507 North:

  • R-2507 North – Range Closure    12-27 September, 2022 – The R-2507 North will be closed during this period for range maintenance and target build for the WTI Course.  Due to personnel on the range and explosive operations taking place, there SHALL BE NO FLIGHTS BELOW 6,000 FT MSL AND NO ORDNANCE/LASER OPERATIONS AUTHORIZED.  However, 7-31K will be available with NO LASING/ORDNANCE.  For more information contact Mr. Alan Veasey at 928-269-5575/2214/ DSN 269-5575/2214 or Leg Iron at 928-269-7080/DSN 269-7080.
  • R-2507 North – Target 15N Hazard - There are three permanent camera towers emplaced for scoring/BDA.  These towers are 60 feet AGL, UNLGTD, and at the following coordinates outside the 15N polygon target area:  TWR-1 -33°19’29”, -115°23’53”/ 11S PS 49104 88431, TWR-2 -33°18’00”, -115°24’30”/ 11S PS 48189 85676, TWR-3 33°18’21”, -115°23’37”/ 11S PS 49550 86343.  All aviators are to proceed through this location with “CAUTION”.  For additional information contact Mr. Alan Veasey DSN 269- 2214/5575, or Leg Iron 928- 269-7080.