1. Does an IFR aircraft filed from (ABC) airport to a (XYZ) restricted area/MOA and back to (ABC) airport have to cancel IFR before entering a restricted area/MOA?
2. If so, do you put them into holding if they are unwilling to cancel IFR and enter the restricted area/MOA?
3. If not, do you tell them "(acid) radar service terminated. Frequency change approved?" Would that be all you are required to do?
4. If not, and you have multiple aircraft wanting to enter a restricted area/MOA IFR do you permit them to all enter IFR or only allow one to enter IFR at a time?
This is currently under debate at my facility and I am curious to what other people think about it. Half the facility solicits IFR aircraft to cancel IFR prior to entering the restricted area/MOA and the other half believes they were cleared in and you just go with the phraseology in question 3. Also, the LOA between us, center, and the controlling agency responsible for aircraft in the restricted area/MOA is extremely vague so that document doesn't help at all in this debate.
For reference, Chapter 9 Section 3 is the place to find Special Use Airspace in the 7110.65...
Thanks for your replies...