New Airspace Proposal Raises Flying Altitude Around Camp Grayling

The Michigan Air National Guard is proposing some changes to its airspace around the air-to-ground gunnery range in Otsego County.

They’re working with the community and the Federal Aviation Administration to change the minimum flying altitude from 6,000 to 11,000 around Camp Grayling.

It’s a compromise they hope will better separate civilian aircraft from their military aircraft, and cut down on the risk of an accident in the sky.

“You don’t want to run into anybody in the sky, little bit different than hitting somebody in the parking lot,” said Col. Sean Southworth, Chief of Staff for Michigan National Guard. “What this will allow us to do is to build airspace that is modern and fits in with today’s tactics, techniques and procedures to fight the current threat we face in combat.”

The proposal is still in the beginning stages and does not have a final decision date.

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