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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zjx.artcc|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 8000|
msl bound upper : 23000
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 24|
controller time certified in position1 : 24
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Navigational Facility|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : zjx.artcc|
radar equipment : vad.tracon
Valdosta approach/moody AFB RAPCON; for about a 2-HR period their radar has failed numerous times. During this time the military has continued to use the MOA; even though they have no way of monitoring the airspace for spill-outs. This is an issue when we at ZJX are working aircraft around the MOA and have no control over the MOA aircraft. At the same time the center radar at ashburn; GA; was also OTS. With ashburn OTS; the 2 ZJX sectors around moody AFB were non radar below 10000 ft.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ZJX CTLR DESCRIBED RADAR OUTAGE EVENT AT BOTH VAD TRACON AND THE ASHBURN SITE; VOICING CONCERN REGARDING MOA CONTAINMENT MONITORING.
Narrative: VALDOSTA APCH/MOODY AFB RAPCON; FOR ABOUT A 2-HR PERIOD THEIR RADAR HAS FAILED NUMEROUS TIMES. DURING THIS TIME THE MIL HAS CONTINUED TO USE THE MOA; EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NO WAY OF MONITORING THE AIRSPACE FOR SPILL-OUTS. THIS IS AN ISSUE WHEN WE AT ZJX ARE WORKING ACFT AROUND THE MOA AND HAVE NO CTL OVER THE MOA ACFT. AT THE SAME TIME THE CTR RADAR AT ASHBURN; GA; WAS ALSO OTS. WITH ASHBURN OTS; THE 2 ZJX SECTORS AROUND MOODY AFB WERE NON RADAR BELOW 10000 FT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.