Grafenwoehr Training Area serves a wide variety of customers, including militaries from Allied and Partner nations. 7th ATC is conscious of the impact that training activities may have on the local populace and strives to be a good member of the community. When possible, we schedule the majority of our training events during weekdays and normal work day hours.
What type of aircraft flies in GTA?
U.S. Fighter Jets, Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing; German Aircraft; NATO Forces Fighter Jets
Grafenwoehr training area is a restricted military area and the airspace above the training area is also closed to civilian air traffic. Violations will be reported and prosecuted by the responsible German authorities.
Truppenuebungsplatz Grafenwoehr um militaerisches Sperrgebiet handelt und auch der Luftraum ueber dem Uebungsplatz fuer den zivilien Flugverkehr gesperrt ist. Zuwiderhandlungen werden gemeldet und durch die zustaendigen deutschen Behoerden geahndet.
What type of Weapons are used in GTA?
Artillery, Small Arms, Tanks, Aerial Gunnery, Close-air Support
Why is the training noise loud?
Terrain, Caliber of Weapons, Weather
Weather conditions, like wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity, and overcast or low-hanging clouds, may affect both the amplification of noise and distance in which sound is heard.
What determines training schedules?
Grafenwoehr Training Area operates range operations according to the Status of Forces Agreement (Deutsch).
How does this affect the environment?
7th Army Training Command takes our environmental stewardship to protect and conserve the land, water, and wildlife throughout the Grafenwoehr Training Area very seriously as it is also home to numerous plant, animal, and insect species that thrive throughout the forest, fields, lakes and biodiverse regions of the area. Check out our Environmental page to learn more.