Little Rock Air Force Base Safety Page, LRAFB Mid-air Collision Avoidance
The Mid Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) program out of Little Rock Air Force Base works to educate the general aviation community on the scope of military aviation operations in and around the state of Arkansas. With ninety-eight public airfields in Arkansas, plus several dozen in surrounding states it is important to provide as much information as possible to better share the airspace and enjoy the unsurpassed beauty that is the Natural State from the sky.
To this end the Team Little Rock Safety Office and our Airspace Manager make quarterly trips to visit local Fixed Base Operators and attend pilot meetings to talk about the nature of C-130 low level operations, as well as the capabilities and limitations of pilots during Visual Flight Rule operations. On this page you will see links to both our MACA pamphlet and MACA poster, which should also be available in your local FBO. Additionally please contact our flight safety office or airspace manager if you have any questions or want us to come out to your next pilot meeting. Fly safe!
19th AW Chief of Flight Safety 19th AW Airspace Manager
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- A lot of people have said the phrase, ‘I feel like I got hit by a truck’ in a figurative sense, but when U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Diaz, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expeditor, says it, he says it from experience.
Monday, May 6, 2019, started as a normal day off for Diaz.
“I didn’t have work that day because I had just had weekend duty, and my boss gave me the day off,” Diaz said. “It was just a typical day. I woke up, did some yard work, kissed the wife goodbye, and then hopped on my bike.”
Diaz was on his Honda VFR800 Interceptor heading north on Highway 5 when he got into the left-hand turning lane on a green light. Since there was on-coming traffic, Diaz waited to turn left.
“The lane there splits into two, so there is a straight-away lane and a left turn lane,” Diaz said. “The guy that hit me was following behind a van too closely, and when the van moved over into the straight away lane he didn’t see me there waiting to turn left and thought he was still in a straight-away lane.”
Diaz was then hit from behind by a truck traveling around 40–45 mph. Click here to find out how he survived the impact.
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