controlled firing area


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controlled firing area

An area in which ordnance firing is conducted under controlled conditions so as to eliminate hazard to aircraft in flight. See also restricted area.
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It's a Controlled Firing Area (CFA) within which missiles, rockets, mortar and tank shells, bullets and other invisible objects present a lethal hazard to nonparticipating aircraft.
These two regulatory SUAs are implemented by FAR Part 73, but MOAs, Warning Areas, Alert Areas and controlled firing areas (CFAs) are non-regulatory.

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