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DoD AP-1/B Air Refueling & Training Routes


Premium Subscriber
May 11, 2007
DFW Texas
N1GAW - Many thanks for taking the time to post up the files & documents, maps and charts as provided for the Mil-Air enthusiast on your DropBox. Nice work!

As discussed on our PM, and to all:

The best first document (example CONUS) to look at is the AP-1/B for the Training Routes.

Next, look at the companion Training Route Sector Charts to get a "visual overview" of a given route.

These documents, along with a current NOTAM ( PilotWeb: Home ) can help sort out what (if any) AR or Training routes (VR or IR) Routes have time-slots set up or that are active now on the NOTAM site.

You can also get a "near-real-time" visual using the FAA Special Use Airspace ( Special Use Airspace & Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace ) site to show various AR Routes and MOA's that are "in-progress" or planned in the next few hours, etc...

Please note that a few radio frequencies are also embedded in some of the individual training route info pages on the AP-1/B as well...plugging in these and the more common BIGFOOT and HUNTRESS / NORAD Frequencies in a scanner can also sometimes (not always) be an additional source of info. Putting in common FAA Center Frequencies (Entry / Exit) are also very good as most cases Mil-Air will be mandated to advise ATC of plans to be "on-route" and per-NOTAM to de-conflict airspace.

Example of embedded Radio Freq's from IR-918 in the AP-1/B : (Chapter 2, page 178 or 2-178)
(4) ERC is not a 24 hr. facility. When ERC is open (generally
0900-1900 M-F, hours shift to cover the fighter flying
window) all aircraft will contact ERC on UHF primary 229.4,
secondary 244.55, or VHF 125.3.

Best to all and again thanks N1GAW for pulling this together.

Dec 20, 2014
Warning Area W105
I have just updated my Dropbox folder to include the current version of the...

General Planning Manual
Flight Information Handbook
All current charts for the training routes

The items are available for download from the following link:

Dropbox - Manuals - Simplify your life
Wow, many thanks for posting the link N1GAW! Now its off to the plotter! ;)


Premium Subscriber
Jul 15, 2014
Raleigh, NC
Just updated AP-1A and AP-1B to the newest version released yesterday. Waiting/Hoping to find AP-1, AP-3 & AP-3A which also expired yesterday.