55th Wing Flight Safety
Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (MACA)
Midair collisions are an area of vital concern to everyone who flies an airplane. The actual number of midair's between Air Force aircraft and general aviation aircraft is relatively low; however, 80 percent of reported Air Force near misses occur with general aviation aircraft. The purpose of this web page is to alert you to the many areas of potential midair collisions in the local area and to discuss ways to make them safer. The aircrew and controllers assigned to Offutt Air Force Base are committed to maintaining a strong, active MACA program. We hope this site will serve to increase your understanding of Offutt's flying activities so we may continue to safely share the skies.
Offutt AFB is the home to the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, and the 557th Weather Wing. The 55th Wing operates several versions of the Boeing RC-135 and the E4-B, a modified Boeing 747. Offutt AFB is located in CLASS C airspace, conjoined with Eppley Airfield. Due to the close proximity of the two major airfields, aircraft movement into and out of these locations must be accomplished with extra vigilance. Military training, commercial airline operations, parachute jumping and general aviation all take place within a relatively small volume of airspace. It is every pilot's responsibility to be aware of the hazards that exist in this environment and to do all they can to minimize risks.
The 55th Wing Flight Safety Office is committed to the safe operation of military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft in the local airspace.