Flight Test Routes


LOW LEVELS
10.1. LOW LEVEL MILITARY TRAINING ROUTES.
10.1.1. AFFTC is the originating/scheduling agency for several IFR Military Training Route (IR) and VFR (VR)
military training routes. These routes must be scheduled under AFFTCR 55-15. Aircraft using published VR
routes are required to squawk code 4000 unless otherwise assigned by ATC. Complete route descriptions are in
Part AP/1B of FLIP.
10.1.2. AFFTC IR Routes:
10.1.2.1. IR 234. Cruise missile route from Desert MOA to Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR).
10.1.2.2. IR 235. Reversal of IR 234.
10.1.2.3. IR 236. Contained entirely in restricted airspace and R-2508 MOAs. Use only for missions when route is
IMC. During VMC, use Green Route.
10.1.2.4. IR 237. Cruise missile route from Desert MOA near Tonopah and return to Desert MOA.
10.1.2.5. IR 238. Reversal of IR 237.
10.1.2.6. IR 425. Reversal of IR 200 from UTTR to W 289.
10.1.3. AFFTC VR Routes:
10.1.3.1. VR 1205. Low level route from near Coaldale VORTAC through Panamint Valley, R-2524 into R-2515.
10.1.3.2. VR 1206. Low level route from near Gorman through the Alpha Corridor to the PIRA.
10.1.3.3. VR 1214. Low level route from Lucerne Valley, past Beatty VORTAC to R-4807. (this is the Nellis Range Complex)
10.1.3.4. VR 1215. Low level route from Lucerne Valley, circling east and north of R-2502 into R-2524.
10.1.3.5. VR 12l7. Low level route from Silverwood Lake, past Hector VORTAC through the Barstow MOA into
R-2515.
10.1.3.6. VR 1218. Low level route from Silverwood Lake, north of R-2501 and return to R-2515 through Barstow
MOA.
10.1.3.7. VR 1293. Low level route from near Gorman to Isabella MOA.
10.1.4. Scheduling agencies for other low level routes within the R-2508 Complex.
10.1.4.1. MCAS El Toro - IR 211, IR 212.
*10.1.4.2. NAS LeMoore - VR 1255, VR 1262.
10.1.4.3. Point Mugu - IR 200.
*10.1.4.4. 146AW, Point Hueneme Slow Speed Low Altitude Military Training Route (SR) 390
10.1.5. Submit additional routes required for test purposes to 412 OG/CC for approval as part of the Test Safety
Plan. Justification must include reason existing routes are not adequate.
10.1.6. Submit changes to these routes or procedures to 412 OSS/OSAA. 412 TW/CC retains final approval
authority.


10.2. LOW LEVEL OPERATIONS IN R-2508 COMPLEX (Fig 10-1),
10.2.1. Use the following routes for test missions test mission preparation, and proficiency training. Except for the
B-1 Low Level (LL) route (VR1205/VR1214) which uses portions of published VR routes, all routes remain in the
R-2508 Complex. The routes adhere to ground rules established by 412 TW/CC.
 

10.2.3. The routes and backgrounds are: FOR BELOW MAP
10.2.3.1. RED ROUTE - Original LANTIRN #1 Route.
10.2.3.2. BLUE ROUTE - Original LANTIRN VIP #2 Route.
10.2.3.3. BLACK ROUTE - Alternate extension for Red or Blue routes.
10.2.3.4. GREEN ROUTE - Route designed to be a continuation of Red route, or can be flown alone.
10.2.3.5. PURPLE ROUTE - Original F-16 #1.
10.2.3.6. AMBER ROUTE - Original LANTIRN #4.
10.2.3.7. BROWN ROUTE - Original AFTI F-16 VIP Route.
10.2.3.8. B1 LL - Uses parts of VR-1214 and VR-1205.
10.2.3.9. ORANGE ROUTE - Restricted to TPS use only.
 
 
 
 

Below may look rather daunting when first looking at it, but it is easy to read and understand, from a military minded person anyway but anyone with map skills should be ok. It is actually extremely useful information to us Researchers.....
 

10.7. AFFTC LOW LEVEL ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS
10.7.1. RED ROUTE (CW)
PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG
                                          ELEV         MAG CRSE         DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 34°52.18/117°33.43         2820             0                     Dry lake by Ask-15 site/#88
2 34°57.25/117°07.70         2925             062                 21.8 Hill in Barstow Cx/#89
3 35°21.60/117°53.20         1920             288                 45.0 Saltdale (abandoned bldgs on
NW Koehn Lake/#109
4 35°44.80/118°07.40         3175             315                 25.3 Walker Pass, Grvl Pit/#90
5 36°25.80/117°49.42         3796             005                 44.0 Rd X E. Owens Lake/#91
(Start Alternate (BLACK RT) at Pt 5 - Return to Pt 6)
6 36°24.12/117°24.50         1695             078                 20.7 N. Panamint Lake hill/#38
7 35°38.50/117°04.45         2198             145                 49.2 Convoy hill in R-2524/#46
8 35°07.52/117°36.34         3002             205                 39.0 Hwy. 395/Block House/#21
(BLACK ROUTE ALTERNATE)
from Pt 5 to:
1 36°37.80/117°59.30         4200             320                 14.0 W.Slope Inyo Mtn Rng/#105
2 37°03.38/118°13.58         3880             320                 40.7 NW end Tinemaha Dam/#104
3 37°00.90/117°54.60         5780             085                 15.0 Mtn cabin 1.5 mi E. of
Road/#103
4 36°28.99/117°35.80         5310             140                 34.3 Water tank 2 mi S. of
Road (Wilson Rnch)/#44
to Pt 6 098 10.0
REMARKS: Pt 1 to 2 along Hwy. 58 close to R-2515 boundary; Pt 4 to 5 avoid Sacatar Meadows Airport 1500' AGL or
three (3) NM; Pt 6 to 7 to 8 requires scheduling R-2524
RED ROUTE CONFLICTS
Pt 3 to 5 Purple Route Pt 8 to 10
Pt 5 to 7 Blue Route Pt 4 to 6
RED ROUTE ALTERNATE (BLACK ROUTE) CONFLICTS
Pts 1 through 4 Purple Route Pt 6 to 7
Blue/Black Route Pts 1 thru 4
 

10.7.2. BLUE ROUTE Counter Clockwise (CCW)
PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG
                                     ELEV     MAG CRSE     DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 35°09.92/117°51.29     2573     0.0                 Cal City tank/#40
2 35°29.25/117°38.29     3225     015                 22.0 RR Y Searles Sta./#25
3 35°44.61/117°19.50     1618     035                 21.2 Searles Lk storage yd. Cntr large bldg/#64
4 36°02.04/117°16.14     1210     353                 19.0 Radar site at Ballarat/#26
5 36°23.07/117°24.22     2030     328                 21.0 N. Lake Hill, Panamint/#65
(
Start alternate (BLACK ROUTE) at Pt 5 - return to Pt 6)
PT COORDINATES NORTH
LAT/WEST LONG             ELEV     MAG CRSE     DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT

6 36°28.59/118°00.86     3650         264             29.0 Bartlett mine (abandoned)
Owens Lk/#67
7 36°18.83/118°12.39     9930         227             13.0 Templeton Mtn./#68
8 36°06.58/118°29.06     8245         215             18.6 Needles Lookout Twr/#69
9 35°42.34/118°33.52     6980         166             24.0 Microwave Twr, Hill West of Isabella/#70

(Start Night Only Alternate)
10 35°15.00/118°15.00     6698         141             32.3 Emerald Mtn

(BLACK ROUTE ALTERNATE)
from Pt 5 to:
1 36°28.99/117°36.56     5310         290             11.0 2 mi. S. of Road/#44
2 37°00.90/117°54.60     5780         320             34.3 Cabin 1.5 mi. E. of Rd/#103
3 37°03.38/118°13.58     3880         265             15.0 NW end Tinemaha Dam/#104
4 36°37.80/117°59.30     4200         140             40.7 W.Slope Inyo Mtn Rng/#105
To Pt 6 175 12.0
(NIGHT ONLY ALTERNATE)
From Pt 9 to
11 35°02.20/118°18.70     3550         151         41.0 Mojave Cement Plant/#98
12 34°49.14/117°53.48     2295         107         25.0 Wtr Tnk at Sled Trk/#35
REMARKS: Pt 2 to 3 avoid Trona and Trona Aprt by 1500' AGL or three (3) NM. At Point 9 until 10 miles past Point 9
deviate West of course to avoid Isabella Dam and settlement.
BLUE ROUTE CONFLICTS BLUE ROUTE CONFLICTS
Pt 2 - 3 Green Rte Pt 11 - 12 Pt 7 - 8 Amber Rte Pt 7 to 8
Pt 3 - 4 Green Rte Pt 10 - 11 Pt 8 - 9 Amber Rte Pt 7 to 8,
Pt 4 - 5 Green Rte Pt 10 - 11, Green Rte Pt 3 to 4
Red Rte Pt 6 - 7,
Amber Rte Pt 11 - 12 Pt 9 - 10 Amber Rte Pt 5 to 6,
Pt 5 - 6 Red Rte Pt 5 - 6 Green Rte Pt 2 to 3
BLUE Rte ALTERNATE (BLACK Rte) CONFLICTS
Pts 1 - 4 Amber Rte Pt 10 - 11, Green Rte Pts 5 - 9
Red/Black Alternate Pt. 1 thru 4
 

GREEN ROUTE (CW)
PT COORDINATES

NORTH LAT/WEST LONG   ELEV MAG CRSE   DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 35°07.52/117°36.34     3002     0             Blockhouse/#21
2 35°01.29/118°01.30     2400     240         21.1 Relay Station/#56
3 35°38.78/118-28.82     2605     315         43.8 Cntr of W Dam/#7
4 36°07.60/118°27.30     5500     348         29.2 E. bend in river
5 36°28.10/117°49.30     3800     045         35.8 Rd X
6 37°03.02/118°12.50     3800     318         41.0 SE tip of dam/See #104
7 37°05.60/117°57.30     6000     067         12.5 E. Rd bend
8 37°07.30/117°43.40     2800     063         11.5 W. tip dry lake
9 36°41.80/117°48.70     1300     173         35.7 Bldg S. of Salt Lk/See #96
10 36°24.12/117°24.50     1695     096       21.0 N. lake hill/#38
11 35°39.20/117°21.50     1800     16         45.3 SW tip Searles Lk/See #55
12 35°25.30/117°40.30     2800     213       20.5 Rd/RR crossing/See #16
REMARKS:
· Pt 1 is end point of RED ROUTE
· Pt 2 to 3 avoid Mojave airport by 5NM or 5,300 MSL, and Cal City and Kelso Valley airports by 1500' AGL
or three (3) NM. Btn 10 miles prior to, and three (3) miles past Point 3, deviate West of course to avoid
Isabella Dam and settlement.
· Pt 3 to 4 avoid Isabella Aprt by 1500' AGL or three (3) NM
· Pt 10 to 11 avoid Trona and Trona Aprt by 1500' AGL or three (3) NM
GREEN ROUTE CONFLICTS
Pt 1 to 2 Purple Route Pt 1 to 2
Pt 2 to 5 Blue Route Pt 5 to 10
Purple Route Pt 7 to 8
Pt 5 to 9 Blue/Black Route (Alternate)
Pt 9 to 12 Blue Route Pt 1 to 6
Purple Route Pt 3 to 7
 

10.7.4. PURPLE ROUTE (CCW)

PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG                       ELEV         MAG CRSE         DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 34°55.80/117°53.20         2296             0.0                 F-16 Ramp
2 34°54.80/117°52.10         2309             0.0                 Rwy 22 TD Point
3 35°12.70/117°45.20         3310             020                 26.0 Hill TOS Hack
4 35°41.80/117°22.80         1850             018                 34.9 RR bend/See #55
5 36°03.20/117°22.80         2600             345                 21.0 Mine O'fly Fix
6 36°20.38/117°25.34         1576             337                 110.3 Rd X CCRP Wpn Del/#45
Offset Aim Pt (OAP) Rng 18573 Brg 018.4 Elev 2030
7 36°41.77/117°49.48         1060             303                 29.2 SW tip Salt Lake/#96
Alt Cal
8 36°01.20/118°14.70         9383             192                 46.0 Firewatch Tower
9 35°52.00/118°00.00         7000             114                 16.4 Mt. Peak/road
10 35°28.60/118°21.70       6800             206                 27.0 Firewatch tower
REMARKS:
Pt 4 to 5 avoid Trona and Trona Airport by 1500' AGL or three (3) mi.
Pt 8 to 9 avoid Domeland and Sacatar Mdws airport.
PURPLE ROUTE CONFLICTS
Pt 2 to 3 Green Route Pt 1 to 2
Pt 3 to 4 Green Route Pt 11 to 12
Pt 4 to 5 Green Route Pt 10 to 11
Pt 5 to 6 Red Route Pt 6 to 7
Green Route Pt 10 to 11
Amber Route Pt 11 to 12
Pt 6 to 7 Amber Route Pt 10 to 11
Green Route Pt 9 to 10
Pt 8 to 9 Green Route Pt 4 to 5
 

10.7.5. AMBER ROUTE (CW)
PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG                   ELEV     MAG CRSE         DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 35°05.13/117°56.29     2849     0.0                     Pk of Desert Butte/#73
2 35°28.79/117°40.94     4470     010                     29.0 Laurel Mt. Radar/#23
3 34°59.06/117°14.20     2563     127                     310.2 Mtn Peak/#74
4 34°49.14/117°53.48     2295     237                     33.0 Wtr Tnk at Sled Trk/#35
5 35°06.62/118°19.56     3930     293                     28.4 Thpi Fwy/RR ovrpass/#31
6 35°42.34/118°33.52     6980     328                     37.8 Tower W Isabella/#70
7 36°06.60/118°29.06     8245     354                     24.8 Twr W. side/Needles/#69
8 36°18.83/118°12.39     9930     032                     18.2 Templeton Mtn/#68
9 36°44.20/118°08.62     3821     352                     24.9 Manzanar abandoned Rwy X/#28
OAP1 Rng 3700 Brg 198.0 Elev 3855 Building
10 36°51.55/117°52.69   2315     044                     15.3 Danny's Mound/#27
11 36°24.12/117°24.50   1695     125                     36.1 N. lake hill/#38 (See #65)
12 36°02.04/117°16.14   1210     148                     23.5 Rdr W./Ballarat Lk/#26
13 35°34.63/117°01.87   2115     142                     30.0 Stor site E. end Aprt/#76
14 35°16.74/117°23.89   2845     210                     25.5 Bldgs S. Ctr of Cuddyback
Aprt/#20
From Pt 12 (ALTERNATE)
13A 35°46.05/116°49.98 2335 112 25.5 Lost Lake/#54
OAP2 Rng 31600 Brg 140.0 Elev 2200
VIP Rng 45600 Brg 109.0 Elev 1696
REMARKS: Pts 1 through 5 are for night flights only. For day flight, proceed direct to Pt 5. Cross Pt 5 at 15,000 MSL or
higher to descend and enter the route approximately five (5) nm north of Pt 5. Pt 3 to 4 requires PIRA and Alpha Corridor. Pt
5 to 6 avoid Flying B Aprt by 1500' AGL or three (3) mi. Btn 10 and six (6) miles prior to Pt 6, deviate West of course to
avoid Isabella Dam and settlement. Pt 8 to 9 climb to 3000' AGL (15,000 MSL), 16 miles prior to Pt 9 (nine (9) miles after Pt
8), to overfly Sequoia/ John Muir. Descend 11 miles prior to Pt 9 (14 miles after Pt 8). Pt 10 to 11 crosses Saline Valley
Saddle, use caution for other aircraft. Pt 12 to 13 requires R-2524. Take alternate to Pt 13A or end route at Pt 12 if R-2524
not available. Pt 13 to 14 requires R-2524
AMBER ROUTE CONFLICTS
Pt 5 to 6 Blue Route Pt 9 to 10 Pt 10 to 11 Purple Route Pt 6 to 7
Pt 6 to 7 Blue Route Pt 8 to 9 Blue/Black Rte Alternate
Pt 7 to 8 Blue Route Pt 7 to 8 Pt 11 to 12 Blue Route Pt 4 to 5
Purple Route Pt 5 to 6
Pt 12 to 13 Blue Route Pt 3 to 4
 
 

10-12
10.7.6. BROWN ROUTE.
PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG                    ELEV     MAG CRSE         DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 35°01.29/118°01.30     2675     0.0                     Hwy. 58 N. of RR bend/See #56
2 35°03.50/117°49.00     2365     058                     10.0 Clay Mine Rd X
3 34°55.50/117°41.00     2900     127                     10.2 Mars Rd 1 mi S. AFAL
4 34°55.50/117°28.00     2775     075                     10.9 Bldgs Kramer Hills
5 35°03.00/117°20.00     2275     027                     10.5 Harper Lk Rd/RR X
6 35°12.00/117°27.00     3225     314                     11.0 Fremont Pk Road
7 35°19.50/117°51.00     1990     275                     21.2 S. Shore Koehn Lk
8 35°25.50/117°31.00     4985     052                     17.9 Dome Mt.
9 35°22.50/117°40.00     3500     230                     8.6 Randsburg
10 35°06.87/117°52.62   3145     197                     18.0 Castle Butte/#22
*REMARKS: Pt 3 to 4 requires PIRA. Avoid the Det 7 AFRL by 5,300 MSL unless precoordinated.
 

10.7.7. B1 LL (CCW).
PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG    ELEV         MAG CRSE     DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
1 34°27.00/117°00.00                             0.0 VR 1214 Pt A
2 34°32.00/116°55.00        023                 6.8         VR 1214 Pt B
3 34°51.00/116°34.00         029                 25.6     VR 1214 Pt C
4 35°22.00/116°09.00         020                 310.4     VR 1214 Pt D
5 35°49.00/116°08.00         347                 26.8     VR 1214 Pt E
6 36°08.00/116°11.00         338                 19.0     VR 1214 Pt F
7 36°30.00/116°15.00         338                 22.4     VR 1214 Pt G
8 36°38.00/116°38.00         278                 20.0 Climb to cross Pt 9 at 3000' AGL or above
9 36°53.00/116°54.00         305                 20.0     Enter R-2508 Saline Work Area
10 37°05.50/117°46.00       272                 13 NM prior to Pt 10, Lt turn descending to int. VR 1205.
Established on VR 1205 13 NM prior to Pt 11
11 36°40.00/117°41.00         156             VR 1205 Pt B
12 36°15.00/117°21.00         132             30.0 VR 1205 Pt C
13 36°04.00/117°11.00         130             13.8 VR 1205 Pt D
14 35°30.00/117°15.0           170             34.0 R2524 Alternate
15 35°10.00/117°33.00         202             13NM prior to Pt 15, Lt turn
to 075 mag to establish on
Black Mountain TFR.
16 35°11.00/117°02.00         075                         Established on Black Mt. TFR
13 NM prior to Pt 16.
 

10.7.8. ORANGE ROUTE (CW).
PT COORDINATES
NORTH LAT
/WEST LONG                     ELEV     MAG CRSE     DIST DESCRIPTION/SURVEY POINT
0 34°54.90/117°51.70       2282                         Edwards Runway 22
1 35°04.00/118°09.50       2787                         Mojave Airport
*2 35°38.80/118°28.20     2600         322             38.0 Isabella Dam
*3 36°12.30/118°11.70     9410         008             36.1 Monache Mountain
*4 37°03.30/118°13.30     4500         344             51.0 Dam Spillway
*5 36°53.20/117°51.20     2500         104             20.5 Dry lake
*6 36°42.00/117°49.20     1200         158             11.3 W. tip of lake
*7 36°20.40/117°25.20     1575         124             29.0 Crossroads
*8 36°02.00/117°14.70     1200         141             20.3 Road/Lake shore
*9 35°42.20/117°23.70     1650         186             21.1 Factory
*REMARKS: TPS has scheduling priority
Avoid Mojave airport by 5NM or 5,300 MSL
10 miles prior to 10 miles past Pt 2 deviate west to avoid Isabella Dam settlement and Kern Airport by
3NM and 1500 AGL.
Between Pt 3 and Pt 4 deviate east to avoid Kings Canyon National Park
Between Pt 3 and Pt 4 deviate east to avoid Independence airport by three (3) NM and 1500 AGL
Pt 8 to Pt 9 avoid Trona and the Trona airport by three (3) NM and 1500 AGL
Begin climbout from low level three (3) NM south of Trona.
ORANGE ROUTE CONFLICTS
Pt 2 to 3 Purple Rt Pt 7 to 8
Pt 4 Close to Green Rt Pt 6 and Black Rt Alternate Pt 2.
Pt 4 to 5 Green Rt Pt 5 to 6
Pt 6 Close to Green Rt Pt 9 and Purple Rt Pt 7
Pt 6 to 7 Purple Rt Pt 6 to 7 and Green Rt Pt 9 to 10
Pt 7 to 8 Purple Rt Pt 5 to 6
Pt 8 to 9 All routes that pass through the Trona Gap


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