GPS JAMMING EXPECTED IN SOUTHEAST USA DURING MILITARY EXERCISE - January 16 & 24
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January 17, 2020 - by Dan Namowitz for aopa.org
GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the southeastern states and the Caribbean during offshore military exercises scheduled between January 16 and 24.
The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the exercises that will require jamming of GPS signals for periods of several hours each day of the event. Navigation guidance, ADS-B, and other services associated with GPS could be affected for up to 400 nautical miles at Flight Level 400, down to a radius of 180 nm at 50 feet above the ground.
The flight advisory encourages pilots to report any GPS anomalies they encounter. Reports may be submitted using this online form
AOPA is aware of hundreds of reports of interference to aircraft during events around the country for which notices to airmen were issued, and we consider the risks to GA aircraft highly concerning.
In one example, an aircraft lost navigation capability and did...