UPDATE: FAA Schedules 4 More Areas For GPS Interference Testing

5-22-17 – The GPS Interference Testing may lead to unreliable or unavailable GPS signals in the designated area during the testing.

The FAA has posted flight advisories for GPS Interference Testing  in the Fort Walton Beach, FL, area during dates between May 22 – May 26, 2017; the Bremerton, WA, area during dates between May 22 – June 22, 2017; the Barstow, CA, area during dates between May 24 – June 4, 2017; and the Las Vegas, NV, area during dates between May 23 – June 15, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

Fort Walton Beach, FL Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 303445N0864045W or the CEW VORTAC 183 degree radial at 15NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Bremerton, WA Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 474356N1224354W or the SEA VOR 301 degree radial at 25NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Barstow, CA Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 352114N1163329W or the HEC VOR 340 degree radial at 34NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Las Vegas, NV Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 371934N1154249W or the BTY VOR 045 degree radial at 59NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above areas during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisories for these May 2017 GPS interference testing events, with an area map graphic, click here for Fort Walton Beach, FL; click here for Bremerton, WA; click here for Barstow, CA; and click here for Las Vegas, NV.


UPDATE 5-19-17: FAA Schedules Fort Polk, El Paso, Alamogordo GPS Interference Testing

The FAA has posted flight advisories for GPS Interference Testing  in the Fort Polk, LA, area during dates between May 20 – May 24, 2017, the El Paso, TX, area during dates between May 20 – May 27, 2017, and the Alamogordo, NM, area during dates between May 21 – May 27, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

Fort Polk, LA Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 310535N/0930350W or the AEX VOR 250 degree radial at 31NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

El Paso, TX Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 321608N1060603W or the ELP VOR 011 degree radial at 29NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

NOTE: For this advisory, the header indicates that the testing will run from May 20 – May 27, though they list May 20 – May 25 under the dates and times, so it may run longer than indicated.

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Alamogordo, NM Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 332525N1062457W or the TCS VORTAC 070 degree radial at 44NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above areas during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisories for these May 2017 GPS interference testing events, with an area map graphic, click here for Fort Polk, LA, click here for El Paso, TX, and click here for Alamogordo, NM.


UPDATE 5-17-17: FAA Schedules GPS Interference Testing For China Lake, CA Area

The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the China Lake, CA area GPS Interference Testing during dates between May 17 – May 22, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

China Lake, CA Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 360759N 1173215W or the BTY VOR 210 degree radial at 055 NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above area during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisory for the China Lake, CA May 2017 GPS interference testing, with an area map graphic, click here.


UPDATE 5-12-17: FAA Schedules GPS Interference Testing For Fort Gordon, GA

The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the Fort Gordon, GA area GPS Interference Testing during dates between May 15 – May 19, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

Fort Gordon, GA Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 331946N 0821717W or the IRQ VOR 202 degree radial at 024 NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above area during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisory for the Fort Gordon, GA May 2017 GPS interference testing, with an area map graphic, click here.


UPDATE 5-8-17: FAA Schedules GPS Interference Testing For Fort Walton Beach, FL

The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the Fort Walton Beach, FL area GPS Interference Testing during dates between May 9 – May 18, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

Fort Walton Beach, FL Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 303445N0864045W or the CEW VORTAC 183 degree radial at 15NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above area during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisory for the Fort Walton Beach, FL May 2017 GPS interference testing, with an area map graphic, click here.


UPDATE 5-4-17: FAA Schedules GPS Interference Testing For Sierra Vista, AZ Area

The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the Sierra Vista, AZ area GPS Interference Testing during dates between May 3 – May 19, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

Sierra Vista, AZ Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 313906N1101558W or the TUS VORTAC 118 degree radial at 42NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above area during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisory for the Sierra Vista, AZ May 2017 GPS interference testing, with an area map graphic, click here.


UPDATE 5-1-17: FAA Schedules Fairbanks, AK GPS Interference Testing

The FAA has posted a flight advisory for the Fairbanks, AK area GPS Interference Testing during dates between May 1 – May 12, 2017. The testing will be happening during the time periods and around the area specified below. During the time that the testing is taking place, the FAA has said pilots may receive either an unreliable GPS signal or no GPS signal at all. And as with their past advisories, the FAA says that pilots should report anomalies “only when ATC assistance is required.

Fairbanks, AK Area – May 2017 GPS Interference Testing Advisory

Where’s the testing area?

The location is centered at 645447N1464448W or the FAI VOR 059 degree radial at 33NM.

What times and dates will the testing take place?

As they have in the past, the FAA is saying that the testing may last the entire outlined period of time.

NOTAM Information

Final Details

For pilots who are planning to fly in the above area during the testing period, the FAA advises checking the NOTAMs frequently, as they can change with little or no notice. To read the FAA advisory for the Fairbanks, AK May 2017 GPS interference testing, with an area map graphic, click here.