NOTAMS
This page last updated: 020402@0336EST
In reverse order (with the newest ones on top, the oldest on the bottom) below you will find the Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) that have been received since the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It seems that the FAA has to take its cues from the NSC (National Security Council) and now the  Office of Homeland Security when issuing or changing the NOTAMs.The NOTAMs below are exactly as received with any and all misspellings and missing words!


Special Warnings About Loitering;
What EAA & AOPA Missed in their Sports Pilot Announcements

0336 EST 020402

During the past three days both EAA and AOPA warned pilots about flying near nuclear facilities and other strategic sites, even though there are no current TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) affecting them.

EAA writes on 02/01/02: "Maneuvers such as low, slow overflights, circling or loitering near facilities such as power plants, dams and water-treatment centers can be misconstrued as a potential threat to public safety."

AOPA writes: "With our nation in this heightened state of alert, once again pilots must take care not to contribute to public fears."

Since during the past two weeks "instant" TFRs were created around New Orleans, Washington, D.C., New York City and Salt Lake City, and these TFRs weren't minor -- the NOTAMs listed even "radio controlled airplanes" and affected as much as a 45 NM radius (that's more than 8500 square statute miles area, bigger than some states or countries), it is extremely important that you contact your FSS before flying, especially in the areas where our club members live. Make sure you talk to a human for a brief so that you can ask specifically about certain locations, don't just depend on the canned information. Those F16s don't know that you received incomplete information. For example, recently several pilots were not briefed by the Macon FSS about the standing TFR (probably permanent) at the three mile diameter area focused at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

WHAT EAA & AOPA Missed in their Sports Pilot Preview

Both EAA and AOPA somewhat skipped over the features of the Sports Pilot Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that affects many of our club members. Neither organization highlights words such as "ultralight" or "BFI" -- Basic Flight Instructor for ultralights -- which are the actual focuses of the Sports Pilot rules -- to make many "fat" ultralights legal and bring many uncertificated pilots into the fold of certificated and trained pilots as well as allowing ultralight pilots and instructors to be grandfathered into the Sports Pilot. Also they seem to skip the non-fixed wing focus which the Sports Pilot's 116 pages elaborate on, such as gyroplanes, powered parachutes, trikes etc. The actual document mentions the "nasty" words Fat Ultralight --- the FAA knows and has always known that a large percentage of so-called ultralights were way in excess of 253 pounds.

The government actual wrote a readable Sports Pilot proposed rule -- download it from AOPA at:  http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/regulatory/sport_nprm.pdf  The official title is:"Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light Sport Aircraft." Or better yet, click on the FAA site where you don't have to download anything: http://www.faa.gov/avr/arm/sports013001.htm
Plan to be surprised that it is actually written in conversational English (I bet those who wrote it will get into trouble with their superiors because they made something from the FAA understandable!)

If you are using the .pdf file from AOPA, the parts mentioning gyroplanes start on pages 4, 20, 24, 31, 36, 69, 70, 81, 85, 87 and 96. The parts about  current ultralight flight instructors (BFIs) start on pages 96 and then pages 99-105. The parts about current ultralight pilots start on pages 10, 37, 43, 49, 93 and 103. There are too many references to just the word or phrase "ultralight" or "powered parachute" or "weight shift control aircraft" to list them here. They start on page 1 and go to page 105.

Don't forget the requirement to call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.

At the January, 2002, EAA 172 meeting, Mike Gunn, the FAA Tower Chief at Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) (Bush Field) said, for those flying in the Augusta, Georgia, area who do not want to get incomplete information from the Macon FSS  "Call us at the Bush Field tower and find out which areas are restricted or 'hot'." The Bush field tower number is 706-798-5198. Mike also said that his old title "Tower Chief" is now "Air Traffic Manager."

Also, you can see all the former notices and NOTAMS here (below).

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA Chapter 172
PRA Chapter 13



FAA Cancels Enhanced Class B Airspace and Reaffirms the Loitering and Sports Events NOTAMs

0300 EST 122001

Both EAA and AOPA issued notices on Wednesday afternoon (December 19) that Enhanced Class B had been cancelled/deleted and the no-fly zones around New York and Washington, D.C. had been reduced in size.

AOPA writes:
12/19/2001 4:32:10 PM ET
"AOPA's negotiations with top government officials have finally resulted in the nationwide elimination of enhanced Class B (ECB) airspace and the reopening of three Washington, D.C.-area airports. The FAA today issued a notam that removed ECB airspace from 30 major metropolitan areas, reduced the size of the temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) "no-fly" zones around New York City and Washington, D.C, and added a small TFR in Boston. That means VFR operations can resume (except for the TFR areas) in those three metropolitan areas, and specialty operations (news and traffic reporting, sightseeing tours, banner towing, etc.) can resume in Class B airspace everywhere".

EAA writes:
Updated 12/19/02  4:55 pm -
"In the aftermath of September 11, this is continued good news as we proceed on the road back to full strength," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. "Our compliments to everyone who has worked to produce this result. I am especially proud of our EAA staff members who did their part in helping restore our flight privileges in this unprecedented series of events."

The "what to avoid" NOTAM and the TFRs around sporting events NOTAM were re-issued.

THESE ARE THE NEW OR REVISED NOTAMS:

(For those interested, the "all caps" on the NOTAMs comes from the early teletype days when only upper case letters could be sent and printed)

Updated as of December 19, 2001  1530 EST
1/3359

FDC 1/3359 FDC PART 1 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE ..

VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THIS IS A REISSUE OF THE SECOND OF 3 NOTAMS ADDRESSING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THE FIRST NOTAM ADDRESSES IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. AND THE THIRD NOTAM ADDRESSES OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. THESE REISSUED NOTAMS DELETE ALL REFERENCES TO  "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", WHICH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. - ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 99.7,SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, THE FOLLOWING AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:
         (Read the entire NOTAMs at 1/3355 - for IFR flight operations in the U.S.; 1/3356  - for flight operations outside the U.S., and 1/3359 for VFR operations in the U.S.  )

Updated as of December 19, 2001  1530 EST
1/3352

 ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. THIS IS A RESTATEMENT OF A PREVIOUS ADVISORY. PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID THE AIRSPACE ABOVE, OR IN PROXIMITY TO, SITES SUCH AS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, POWER PLANTS, DAMS, REFINERIES, INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES, MILITARY FACILITIES AND OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES. PILOT SHOULD NOT CIRCLE AS TO LOITER IN THE VICINITY OF SUCH FACILITIES. WIE UNTIL UFN

Updated as of December 19, 2001  1530 EST
1/3353

 ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. THIS IS A  RESTATEMENT OF A PREVIOUS RESTRICTION. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A THREE NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS/ 3000 FEET AGL AND BELOW OVER ANY MAJOR PROFESSIONAL OR COLLEGIATE SPORTING EVENT OR ANY OTHER MAJOR OPEN AIR ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY ATC. WIE UNTIL UFN  [AOPA received an interpretation of this: "the FAA has now internally defined “open air assembly” as a gathering of 10,000 people or more. That means most high school games and other smaller athletic events aren’t covered by the TFR."]

Don't forget about the interception rules -- see   INTERCEPTION   -- Also, aircraft should not "loiter" around certain areas. (see: AVOID ). Also that the Fort Gordon TFR is still in place (see GORDON)  and also the Kings Bay submarine base near St. Mary's, Georgia (for the new map see ST. MARY'S).

Call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.
John Magnan
Secretary
EAA Chapter 1313
EAA Chapter 172
PRA Chapter 13

Note that although these NOTAMS were issued in the late afternoon on December 19th, I did not send the e-mail or post them on the Website until early on the 20th.
This was done because I was almost "burned" on September 13th and was just about to post the "all clear" for the airspace at 10:45 AM when an inspiration led me to check with the FAA and found that they had made an error (or had been told by the National Security Council) and had to rescind the NOTAMS opening the airspace to VFR traffic. Keep this in mind when getting a new NOTAM -- it could be rescinded in a couple of hours!
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ALL THE NEW NOTAMS
IFR Flight Operations in the U.S.
Effective 1530 EST 121901
1/3355 - PART 1 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THIS IS A REISSUE OF THE FIRST OF 3 NOTAMS ADDRESSING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THE SECOND NOTAM ADDRESSES VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. AND THE THIRD NOTAM ADDRESSES OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. THESE REISSUED NOTAMS DELETE ALL REFERENCES TO "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", WHICH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. ..

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS .. SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, THE FOLLOWING AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

PART I. DEFINITIONS:
A.    "TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S." MEANS THE AIRSPACE OVER THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES AND  POSSESSIONS AND THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE TERRITORIAL WATERS BETWEEN THE U.S. COAST AND 12 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE U.S. COAST.

B. "OVERFLY/OVERFLIGHT" MEANS ANY   FLIGHT DEPARTING FROM AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS, WHICH TRANSITS THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. ENROUTE TO AN   AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS. C. U.S. "PUBLIC  AIRCRAFT" IS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN 49 USC, SECTION 40102(a)(37) AND INCLUDES U.S. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT. D. "FLIGHT TRAINING" MEANS THAT TRAINING, OTHER THAN GROUND TRAINING, RECEIVED FROM AN AUTHORIZED INSTRUCTOR IN FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT. END PART 1 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3355 - PART 2 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. PART II. U.S., MEXICAN OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE
TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND  NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: IFR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

     1. PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS  WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, AND PART 121 AND 125 OPERATIONS, INCLUDING FERRY FLIGHTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE BETWEEN U.S.  AIRPORTS/LOCATIONS.

     2. PART 121 CARGO OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED. 3. PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE  BEACON CODE. 4. PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC  CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. PART 135 AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT HAVE A COMPANY CALL SIGN MUST FILE A "T" PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT TAIL NUMBER. END PART 2 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3355 - PART 3 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. 5. POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED  FOR CANADIAN AND MEXICAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE  U.S., EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS  ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM, PROVIDED ALL THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET: OPERATIONAL CONTROL IS BY A U.S. COMPANY;U.S. PILOTS OPERATE THE AIRCRAFT; AIRCRAFT USES A FLIGHT  TEST CALL SIGN, AND; AIRCRAFT COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER PROCEDURES IN EFFECT. 6. AIRBORNE  CANCELLATION OF IFR IS AUTHORIZED IN AIRSPACE WHERE VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

7.    PILOTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART VFR, WHERE VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED, TO ACTIVATE/FILE IFR CLEARANCES WHILE AIRBORNE. END PART 3 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

                     1/3355 - PART 4 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.

8. VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

9. ALL U.S. MILITARY, AND U.S., CANADIAN, AND MEXICAN MEDEVAC, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION AIRCRAFT CAN  OPERATE WITH AN ATC-ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

10. U.S. AIRCRAFT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE BEACON CODE REQUIREMENT. 11. IF YOU  ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT  1-800-WXBRIEF.

PART III. ALL AIRCRAFT OTHER THAN U.S., MEXICAN OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO  THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

     A. VFR OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN "D" BELOW.

     B. PART 91 OVERFLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED, EXCEPT FOR PART 91 IFR OPERATORS WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFCATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT LESS THAN 95,000 POUNDS.

     C. PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S. END PART 4 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3355 - PART 5 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.

     D. IFR/VFR POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED  FOR FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S., EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM,  PROVIDED ALL THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET: OPERATIONAL CONTROL IS BY  A U.S.  COMPANY; U.S. PILOTS OPERATE THE AIRCRAFT; AIRCRAFT USES A FLIGHT TEST CALL SIGN, AND;  AIRCRAFT COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.

     E. PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED  TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S.

     F. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, ON A STATION BY STATION BASIS, TO ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. END

PART 5 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3355 - PART 6 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. G. PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY ENTER AND  OPERATE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. H. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE  PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, ON AN OPERATOR BY OPERATOR BASIS, TO OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF  95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

PART IV. OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS.
     1. COMMERCIAL SPACE OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE  APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES.

     2. PART 101 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

     3. PART 103 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED. END

PART 6 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3355 - PART 7 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE. IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. PART V. SPECIAL INFORMATION.

     1. FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT MUST OBTAIN SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGH THEIR EMBASSY PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.
     2. PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.
     3. PILOTS ARE  REMINDED THAT THERE ARE INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE AT MANY AIRPORTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH 14 CFR SECTION 91.103, PRIOR TO DEPARTURE PILOTS MUST OBTAIN PERTINENT   FLIGHT INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ALONG THEIR ROUTE  OF FLIGHT OR AT THEIR POINT OF DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL.
     4. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF. END

PART 7 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

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Flight Operations outside the U.S.
Effective 1530 EST 121901
 1/3356 - PART 1 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. THIS IS A REISSUE OF THE THIRD OF 3 NOTAMS ADDRESSING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THE FIRST   NOTAM ADDRESSES IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. AND THE SECOND NOTAM ADDRESSES "VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.". THESE REISSUED NOTAMS DELETE ALL REFERENCES TO "ENHANCED  CLASS B AIRSPACE", WHICH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. - ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL  NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 99.7, SPECIAL  SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, THE FOLLOWING AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

PART I.   DEFINITIONS:

A. "TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S." MEANS THE AIRSPACE OVER THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE TERRITORIAL WATERS   BETWEEN THE U.S. COAST AND 12 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE U.S. COAST.

B. "OVERFLY/OVERFLIGHT" MEANS ANY FLIGHT DEPARTING FROM AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE  THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS, WHICH TRANSITS THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE  U.S. ENROUTE TO AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

C.  U.S. "PUBLIC AIRCRAFT" IS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN 49 USC, SECTION 40102(a)(37) AND INCLUDES   U.S. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT.

D. "FLIGHT TRAINING" MEANS THAT  TRAINING, OTHER THAN GROUND TRAINING, RECEIVED FROM AN AUTHORIZED INSTRUCTOR IN  FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT. END PART 1 OF 9 WIE UNTIL UFN
 

1/3356 - PART 2 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S.

PART II. U.S., MEXICAN OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING IFR/VFR OPERATIONS ARE  AUTHORIZED IN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: OPERATIONS  TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. - IFR/VFR.

  1. PART 91 VFR  OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS  WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES OF THE U.S., CANADA AND MEXICO, PROVIDED ALL THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:

     A. THE AIRCRAFT IS REGISTERED IN THE  U.S., CANADA OR MEXICO.

     B. THE FLIGHT CREW AND ONLY KNOWN PASSENGERS ARE ON BOARD.

     C.   THE AIRCRAFT FILES AND ACTIVATES A FLIGHT PLAN.

END PART 2 OF 9 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3356 - PART 3 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROMLOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. -

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

     D. THE AIRCRAFT IS IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE  GOVERNING ATC FACILITY AT THE TIME OF THE BOUNDARY CROSSING.

     E. THE AIRCRAFT IS  SQUAWKING AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

     F. THE AIRCRAFT COMPLIES WITH ALL U.S. CUSTOMS NOTIFICATIONS AND COMPLIES WITH REQUIREMENTS TO LAND AT AIRPORTS IN  THE U.S., CANADA OR MEXICO DESIGNATED AS PORTS OF ENTRY.

  2. PART 91 VFR OPERATIONS NORTH OF THE 54TH PARALLEL ARE AUTHORIZED FOR AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, BETWEEN CANADA AND ALASKA PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:

     A. THE AIRCRAFT IS REGISTERED IN THE U.S., CANADA OR MEXICO.

     B. THE FLIGHT CREW AND ONLY KNOWN PASSENGERS ARE ON  BOARD.

     C. ENTRY BETWEEN CANADA AND ALASKA MUST BE DONE NORTH OF THE 54TH PARALLEL.

     D. TRANSPONDER EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT SQUAWK 1200.

     E. THE AIRCRAFT FILES AND  ACTIVATES A FLIGHT PLAN. END PART 3 OF 9 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3356 - PART 4 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. -

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

  3. PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE  A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, AND PART 121 AND 125 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. 4. PART 121 OPERATORS FROM EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS (THOSE STATIONS AT WHICH THE FAA REQUIRES EXTRAORDINARY SECURITY MEASURES) OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND PARTS 121, 125, 129 FROM  ALL AIRPORTS IN CANADA, SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND, AND NORTHERN IRELAND ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THE U.S. 5. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE, ON A STATION-BY-STATION  BASIS, PART 121 OPERATORS FROM NON-EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS TO ENTER THE U.S. FAA  SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE, ON A STATION-BY-STATION BASIS, PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED  TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM TO ENTER THE U.S. PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART  129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THE U.S.

END PART 4 OF 9 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3356 - PART 5 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S.

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

  6. U.S. REGISTERED PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT IFR OPERATIONS FROM U.S. AIRPORTS TO AND FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING  COUNTRIES: JAPAN, CANADA, MEXICO, THE BAHAMAS, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, AND NORTHERN IRELAND, PROVIDED OPERATORS OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH IFR FROM DEPARTURE TO DESTINATION; MAKE NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS, AND; COMPLY WITH ALL U.S. CUSTOMS NOTIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS TO LAND AT U.S. AIRPORTS DESIGNATED AS  PORTS OF ENTRY.

  7. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE NON-CANADIAN PART 129 OPERATORS  REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, ON AN OPERATOR BY OPERATOR BASIS, TO OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

  8. PART 129 CANADIAN OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

END PART 5 OF 9 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3356 - PART 6 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

  9. PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN  AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

 10. TRANSIT OF U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE BY ANY AIRCRAFT BEYOND THE 12 NAUTICAL MILE TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS PERMITTED.

 11. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE  STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.

PART III.

ALL AIRCRAFT OTHER THAN U.S., MEXICAN OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE TERRITORIAL  AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

     A. VFR OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN "D" BELOW.

     B. PART 91 OVERFLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED,  EXCEPT FOR PART 91 IFR OPERATORS WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFCATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT   LESS THAN 95,000 POUNDS.

     C. PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. WITH NO  INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.

END PART 6 OF 9 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3356 - PART 7 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART III.

   D. IFR/VFR POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR FOREIGN  REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000   POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S., EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM, PROVIDED ALL  THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET: OPERATIONAL CONTROL IS BY A U.S. COMPANY; U.S. PILOTS OPERATE THE AIRCRAFT; AIRCRAFT USES A FLIGHT TEST CALL SIGN, AND; AIRCRAFT   COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.

   E. PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED  TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S.

   F. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, ON A STATION BY STATION  BASIS, TO ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

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1/3356 - PART 8 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

   G. PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS  WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL  AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

  H. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, ON AN OPERATOR BY OPERATOR BASIS, TO OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY  PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

PART IV. OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS.

   1.  COMMERCIAL SPACE OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE  WITH ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES.

   2. PART 101 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

   3. PART 103 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

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1/3356 - PART 9 OF 9 .. SPECIAL NOTICE .. OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS-

PART V. SPECIAL INFORMATION.

   1. FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT MUST OBTAIN SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGH  THEIR EMBASSY PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.

  2. PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO   CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.

  3. PILOTS ARE REMINDED THAT THERE ARE INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE AT MANY AIRPORTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH 14 CFR  SECTION 91.103, PRIOR TO DEPARTURE PILOTS MUST OBTAIN PERTINENT FLIGHT INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ALONG THEIR ROUTE OF FLIGHT OR AT THEIR POINT OF DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL.

  4. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.

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VFR Flight Operations in the U.S.
Effective 1530 EST 121901
1/3359 - PART 1 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THIS IS A REISSUE OF THE SECOND OF 3 NOTAMS ADDRESSING FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THE FIRST NOTAM ADDRESSES IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. AND THE THIRD NOTAM ADDRESSES OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S. THESE REISSUED NOTAMS DELETE ALL REFERENCES TO   "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", WHICH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. - ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR

99.7,SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, THE FOLLOWING AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

PART I.
DEFINITIONS:

A. "TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S." MEANS THE AIRSPACE OVER THE U.S., ITS  TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE TERRITORIAL WATERS BETWEEN THE U.S. COAST AND 12 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE U.S. COAST.

B.  "OVERFLY/OVERFLIGHT" MEANS ANY FLIGHT DEPARTING FROM AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE  THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS, WHICH TRANSITS THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE  U.S. ENROUTE TO AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

C.  U.S. "PUBLIC AIRCRAFT" IS DEFINED AND DESCRIBED IN 49 USC, SECTION 40102(a)(37) AND INCLUDES  U.S. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT.

D. "FLIGHT TRAINING" MEANS THAT  TRAINING, OTHER THAN GROUND TRAINING, RECEIVED FROM AN AUTHORIZED INSTRUCTOR IN FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT. END PART 1 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

1/3359 - PART 2 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. PART II. U.S., MEXICAN OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE  TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: VFR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE  TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

     1. IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY, AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID THE AIRSPACE ABOVE, OR IN PROXIMITY  TO, SITES SUCH AS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, POWER PLANTS, DAMS, REFINERIES, INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES, AND OTHER SIMILAR FACILITIES. PILOT SHOULD NOT CIRCLE AS TO LOITER IN THE  VICINITY OF SUCH FACILITIES.
Again, you can read the AIM 5-6-2  HERE

     2. PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, AND PART 121 AND 125  OPERATIONS, INCLUDING FERRY FLIGHTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE BETWEEN U.S. AIRPORTS/LOCATIONS.

     3. PART 121 CARGO OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.
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1/3359 - PART 3 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

     4. PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

     5. PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. PART 135 AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT  HAVE A COMPANY CALL SIGN MUST FILE A "T" PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT TAIL NUMBER.

     6.   PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT IFR/VFR OPERATIONS IN ALL   AIRSPACE EXCEPT THE TFR AIRSPACES ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM. AN ATC ASSIGNED BEACON CODE  IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THESE OPERATIONS.
 

PART II.

     7. FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS (SEE DEFINITION) AND PROFICIENCY/CURRENCY/STUDENT SOLO OPERATIONS (NO INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED) ARE AUTHORIZED FOR PILOTS OF SINGLE AND MULTI-ENGINE NON-TURBOJET POWERED AND NON-POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 12,500 POUNDS OR LESS.
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1/3359 - PART 4 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

     8. POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST  OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR CANADIAN AND MEXICAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A   MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE  TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.,EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT  RESTRICTION AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM, PROVIDED ALL THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE  MET: OPERATIONAL CONTROL IS BY A U.S. COMPANY;U.S. PILOTS OPERATE THE AIRCRAFT; AIRCRAFT USES A FLIGHT TEST CALL SIGN, AND; AIRCRAFT COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER  PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.

     9. PILOTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART VFR, WHERE VFR OPERATIONS ARE   AUTHORIZED, TO ACTIVATE/FILE IFR CLEARANCES WHILE AIRBORNE.

    10. ALL U.S. MILITARY, AND  U.S., CANADIAN, AND MEXICAN MEDEVAC, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT,   RESCUE/RECOVERY, AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE WITH AN  ATC-ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE, EXCEPT U.S. MILITARY CAN OPERATE WITH/WITHOUT A  DISCRETE BEACON CODE AT THEIR REQUEST.
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1/3359 - PART 5 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. - ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

     11. U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT   FROM THE BEACON CODE REQUIREMENT.

     12. TRANSIT OF U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE BY ANY   AIRCRAFT BEYOND THE 12 NAUTICAL MILE TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS PERMITTED.

     13. IF YOU ARE  UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT  1-800-WXBRIEF.

PART III. ALL AIRCRAFT OTHER THAN U.S., MEXICAN OR CANADIAN REGISTERED  AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF  THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO  THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

     A. VFR OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN  "D" BELOW.

     B. PART 91 OVERFLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED, EXCEPT FOR PART 91 IFR OPERATORS WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFCATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT LESS THAN 95,000 POUNDS.

    C. PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S. D. IFR/VFR POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS

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1/3359 - PART 6 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART III. WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S., EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS ESTABLISHED BY  NOTAM, PROVIDED ALL THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET: OPERATIONAL CONTROL IS BY A  U.S. COMPANY; U.S. PILOTS OPERATE THE AIRCRAFT; AIRCRAFT USES A FLIGHT TEST CALL SIGN,  AND; AIRCRAFT COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER PROCEDURES IN EFFECT.

E. PART 129 OPERATORS  REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129  OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED  TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S.

F. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM, ON A  STATION BY STATION BASIS, TO ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE  U.S. G. PART 129 ALL CARGO OPERATORS, AND PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.
END PART 6 OF 7 WIE UNTIL UFN

                     1/3359 - PART 7 OF 7 SPECIAL NOTICE .. VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. -
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -
                     PART III.

H. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE PART 129 OPERATORS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY  PROGRAM, ON AN OPERATOR BY OPERATOR BASIS, TO OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. PART 129 OPERATORS NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A SECURITY PROGRAM WITH A MAXIMUM  CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, MAY OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. PART IV. OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS.

     1. COMMERCIAL SPACE  OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED  PROCEDURES.

     2. PART 101 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

     3. PART 103 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART V. SPECIAL INFORMATION.

     1. FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT  AIRCRAFT MUST OBTAIN SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGH THEIR EMBASSY PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.

     2. PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.

     3. PILOTS ARE REMINDED THAT THERE ARE INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE AT MANY AIRPORTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH 14 CFR SECTION 91.103, PRIOR TO  DEPARTURE PILOTS MUST OBTAIN PERTINENT FLIGHT INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ALONG THEIR ROUTE OF FLIGHT OR AT THEIR POINT OF DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL.

     4. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE  CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.
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FDC 1/0609 FDC ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... RESTRICTED/PROHIBITED AREA ENFORCEMENT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE AIRCRAFT FLYING INSIDE, OR IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO, NEWLY ESTABLISHED OR CURRENTLY EXISTING RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED AREAS OF THE UNITED  STATES WILL BE SUBJECT TO BEING FORCED DOWN BY ARMED MILITARY AIRCRAFT. IF  NECESSARY, THE MILITARY HAS INDICATED THAT DEADLY FORCE WILL BE USED TO PROTECT THESE AREAS FROM UNAUTHORIZED INCURSIONS. THESE MEASURES ARE NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO THE TERRORIST ATROCITIES OF SEPT. 11, 2001, WHICH CAUSED THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. THE MILITARY WILL USE DEADLY FORCE ONLY AS A LAST RESORT, AFTER ALL OTHER MEANS ARE EXHAUSTED. THIS NEW POLICY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OFFICIAL CHARTS OUTLINING THE NEW RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED AREAS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THESE AREAS WILL BE PERIODICALLY REVISED AND WILL THEREFORE REQUIRE THAT EACH PILOT RECEIVE AN UP TO DATE BRIEFING ON THE STATUS OF THESE AREAS PRIOR TO EVERY FLIGHT. IN ADDITION, ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRPSACE AND IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE SUBJECT AREAS, IF CAPABLE, WILL MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON VHF GUARD 121.5 OR UHF 243.0. IT IS INCUMBENT ON ALL AVIATORS TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES IF INTERCEPTED. REVIEW AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL SECTION 6, 5-6-2 FOR INTERCEPT PROCEDURES.

 [You can read   the AIM procedures at http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm ]

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FAA Reissues and Reinterprets its Sporting Events TFR;
St. Mary airport open again
0600 EST 121301

The FAA cancelled the “sporting events” temporary flight restriction (TFR) NOTAM, and then on Monday reissued the notam with exactly the same wording. AOPA writes that "there was a behind-the-scenes change in interpretation that will benefit general aviation pilots."

The NOTAM, FDC 1/3090, requires pilots to remain clear of “any major professional or collegiate sporting event or any other major open air assembly of people” by 3 nm horizontally and 3,000 feet vertically. According to AOPA "the FAA has now internally defined “open air assembly” as a gathering of 10,000 people or more. That means most high school games and other smaller athletic events aren’t covered by the TFR." AOPA's announcement has not been confirmed by other sources.

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On 12/03/01 the FAA opened the St. Mary, Georgia, airport. According to AOPA:

"12/3/01 12:28:30 PM ET — St. Mary's Airport in southeast Georgia is once again open for flight operations. Since the events of September 11, the airport has been closed by a notam establishing a 5-mile TFR area protecting the Kings Bay Naval base, home to several nuclear submarines. The new notam reduces the size of the TFR to 2 nm extending from the surface up to, but not including, 3,000 feet."


FDC 1/2887 ZJX GA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ST. MARYS, GA. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. FLIGHT  RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. EXCEPT FOR RELIEF AIRCRAFT  OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDER, KINGS BAY NAVAL BASE. ALL OPERATIONS  ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE AIRSPACE FROM THE SURFACE UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING 3000 FEET  MSL WITHIN A 2 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3048N/08131W AND THE CRAIG /CRG/ VORTAC 002  DEGREE RADIAL AT 27 NAUTICAL MILES. JACKSONVILLE TRACON 904-741-0767 IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. MACON /MCN/ AFSS 478-784-1155 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY.


FDC 1/3090 FDC FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS - FOR REASONS OF nATIONAL SECURITY ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A THREE NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS/3,000 FEET AGL AND BELOW OVER ANY MAJOR PROFESSIONAL OR COLLEGIATE SPORTING EVENT OR ANY OTHER MAJOR OPEN AIR ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE. UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY ATC FOR PURPOSES OF CONDUCTING ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE OPERATIONS.

Don't forget about the interception rules -- see   INTERCEPTION   -- Also, aircraft should not "loiter" around certain areas. (see: AVOID ). Also that the Fort Gordon TFR is still in place (see GORDON)  and also the Kings Bay submarine base near St. Mary's, Georgia (for the new map see ST. MARY'S).

Call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.

For the update on which Aeroshell products have been recalled click on: http://www.aeroshell.com/recall.html

For 2002 flying events click on: CALENDAR

For the FAA waiver form that EAA filed on December 12th for Santa Claus so that he could fly his Christmas route this year without being intercepted and shot down by F-16s, click on this .pdf file (long load time): SANTA'S FAA WAIVER
 

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313
 
 



Military TFRs still in place; Cape Canaveral special TFR
0700 EST 112901

EAA and AOPA are still trying to restore VFR to normal. There has been some opening of the Boston/Washington D.C./New York airspace. AOPA notes that the FAA is using the AOPA's suggestion about transponder code/airport matching. For example, in New York, "In addition, pilots are required to use transponder code ("squawk") 1210 for operations at Morristown and 1211 for Caldwell and Lincoln Park. All operations must remain outside 25 NM DME from the JFK VOR." Can this mean that future VFR flights in other enhanced Class B areas will be requiring this method? Stay tuned!

Some in our area have reported that Flight Service has not been mentioning the military TFRs that are still in place. Perhaps they consider it an "old" NOTAM and that you already know about it.

And talk about serious, real serious! The FAA has established a 30 NM no-fly zone around Cape Canaveral for the Shuttle launch this evening. TV news has shown the SAM (surface to air missile) emplacements. If you fly into the area during the no-fly hours you may not even get the "courtesy" of an F-16 interception. A SAM will take out your aircraft very quickly. You may not even know what hit you. The military, FAA and Homeland Security Office are VERY SERIOUS about any possible dangers to the launch.

AOPA writes:

"The notice to airmen  is effective from 1:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. November 29 and prohibits all Part 91 general aviation operations within 30 nautical miles of the shuttle launch pad (30 nm on the MLB VOR 004 degree radial) up to 18,000 feet. In addition, all Part 91 operations will be required to obtain a discrete transponder code and clearance from the appropriate ATC facility prior to entering the airspace within a 30- to 40-nm radius of the launch area." In addition, AOPA writes that the hours may be extended. 22 airports are affected by this NOTAM.

See a sectional chart of the affected area here (big graphic, fairly long load time): http://www.aopa.org/images/whatsnew/newsitems/2001/cape_canaveral_vfr.jpg

Also, you MUST call flight service before each flight; ask specifically about the Fort Gordon TFR (if you are in the Augusta, Georgia, area) or about any other changes. The briefer may not mention "old" NOTAMs.

Call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313



For Those Going South: Some NEW TFRs Around Cape Canaveral

0700 EST 111001

This will probably not apply to most of you, but some may be taking a Veterans Day trip to the vicinity of Cape Canaveral.  They've established several TFRs that affect several airports in that area of Florida: The airports affected include Merritt Island (COI), Space Coast Regional (TIX), and Arthur Dunn Airpark (X21) and also Blue Ridge and Highlander. See the map at http://jcmservices.net/cape.jpg

AOPA writes: "11/8/01 8:17:07 PM ET — Late today, the FAA issued two notams that place restrictions on VFR traffic operating near Cape Canaveral. The notams are the result of a compromise reached on a potential airspace
restriction that would have prohibited operations at three general aviation airports near the Cape. The Department of Defense had requested the restriction to provide additional security for the space shuttle while it is moved to its launch pad. After several meetings with AOPA's Airport Support Network Volunteer John Levy and local airport representatives, the FAA has agreed to extend the floor of the restricted area, R-2935, to the surface. However, both IFR and VFR traffic are permitted to operate within the airspace. IFR traffic will operate as normal; VFR traffic must be transponder equipped, be issued a discrete code, follow defined arrival and departure paths, and be in radio contact with ATC. AOPA President Phil Boyer expressed his appreciation to the FAA for balancing the DOD request with the need for airspace access at the affected airports."

"Daytona Beach Approach will provide the required service to VFR traffic and can be reached on 125.35 for aircraft arriving from and departing to the north and 132.65 for aircraft arriving from and departing to the south. Class B airspace, including the enhanced Class B, will be excluded from the restricted area. Operations inside the enhanced Class B airspace will continue under existing restrictions."

EAA writes: "VFR Flight operations near Cape Canaveral in Florida will be subject to new Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) spelled out in FDC 2269, which was issued on Thursday, Nov. 8. Beginning Nov. 9 through Dec. 1, VFR pilots are  required to obtain a discreet transponder code and radio frequency from controlling ATC facility before departing into or entering the newly issued TFR airspace. Aircraft are also required to stay west of US Hwy 1 at all times."

EAA noted that the NOTAM’s final words are: “Any aircraft within the TFR area not in compliance with the procedures is subject to immediate  military aircraft interception and the use of force.”

AOPA also notes that the FAA reports no easing of airspace restrictions this weekend . . .
11/9/01 6:01:45 PM ET — Pilots should not expect any easing of emergency airspace restrictions this weekend. In a conversation with AOPA this afternoon, Steve Brown, associate administrator for Air Traffic Services, told AOPA that, while plans are progressing, no changes would be instituted over the next two days.

Don't forget the requirement to call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.

Also, you can see all the former notices and NOTAMS here.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 172



Even Though Nuclear TFRs Were Cancelled,
the Military TFRs are Still in Place!

1000 EST 110801

The Nuclear TFRs are still cancelled but AOPA writes that the new Homeland Defense Department (HDP) is taking over control of the airspace from the NSC (National Security Council) [the FAA just does what they tell it to do!]  AOPA is concerned that the HDP is going to make the same mistakes (later corrected) that the NSC made in the past months:

AOPA 11/8/01 7:25:47 AM ET — "Representatives from the FAA met yesterday with officials from the new Homeland Defense Department and other government security officials to consider how to address the expiration of the recent notam on nuclear facilities. The FAA is being pressed to either restrict airspace access or have procedures in place to identify suspect operations that provides for an appropriate response capability against attempts to use an aircraft in an attack against a nuclear site."

The TFRs involving enhanced Class B airspace in our area: Atlanta and Charlotte, are still in place. Also the NOTAM that tells pilots not  to "loiter" in the area around Nuclear plants etc. is still effective. See AVOID.

THE MILITARY TFRS ARE STILL IN PLACE! In our area this includes Fort Gordon, Georgia (see MAP); Holston Army Depot, Kingsport, Tennessee  (see MAP); Kings Bay submarine base near St. Mary's, Georgia (see MAP), as well as the special TFR for U.S. Naval Operations near Jacksonville, Florida; Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Alabama, and an area near Talladega, Alabama.

Don't forget the requirement to call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.
 

The actual NOTAMS are below:

1/0382 - GA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AUGUSTA, GA. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.137A1 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FORT GORDON ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 5000 FEET AGL WITHIN A 3 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3323.00N/8214.00W, THE COLLIERS /IRQ/ VORTAC 195 DEGREE RADIAL AT 20 NAUTICAL MILES. LT COL ALTMAN, U.S. ARMY, 706-791-3127, IS IN CHARGE. MACON /MCN/ AFSS, 478-784-1155, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

(Note that an EAA 172 member plotted the Fort Gordon TFR as listed and found that the GPS plotted center and the Radial plot are not the same -- either way, both outer perimeters of the circles are about three miles from the Pea Patch Aerodrome. Pea Patch pilots should avoid crossing US Highway 1 to the north.)

1/0189 - GA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ST. MARYS, GA. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION  OF KINGS BAY NAVAL BASE ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIR- SPACE AT AND BELOW 4999 FEET MSL WITHIN A 5 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3048N/08131W AND THE CRAIG /CRG/ VORTAC 002 DEGREE RADIAL AT 27 NAUTICAL MILES. JACKSONVILLE TRACON, 904-741-0767 IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. MACON /MCN/ AFSS 478-784-1155 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

1/0189 - GA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ST. MARYS, GA. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECTION OF KINGS BAY NAVAL BASE ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 4999 FEET MSL WITHIN A 5 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3048N/08131W AND THE CRAIG /CRG/ VORTAC 002 DEGREE RADIAL AT 27 NAUTICAL MILES. JACKSONVILLE TRACON, 904-741-0767 IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. MACON /MCN/ AFSS 478-784-1155 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

1/1188 - FL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS MAYPORT, FL.. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.137A1 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER AUTHORIZATION FROM THE NAVAL STATION MAYPORT OR JACKSONVILLE APPROACH CONTROL ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THIS AIRSPACE AT OR BELOW 2000 FT AGL WITHIN A 2 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 302300N/812500W, THE CRAIG /CRG/ VORTAC 065 DEGREE RADIAL AT 5 NAUTICAL MILES. THIS AIRSPACE IS TO PROVIDE A SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR U.S. NAVAL OPERATIONS. AIR OPERATIONS DUTY OFFICER, U.S.N PHONE 800-508-5772, IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. JACKSONVILLE APPROACH CONTROL, PHONE 904-741-0767, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

1/0385 - TN.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS KINGSPORT, TN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HOLSTON ARMY DEPOT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 5000 FT AGL WITHIN A 3 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF 3632.00N/8239.00W, THE GLADE SPRING /GZG/ VOR/DME 240 DEGREE RADIAL AT 33 NAUTICAL MILES. JOHN THOMASSON, 423-578-6242, IS IN CHARGE. NASHVILLE /BNA/ AFSS, 615-781-5450, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN
 

1/0387 - AL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ANNISTON, AL. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 5000 FT AGL WITHIN A 3 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF 3340.00N/8558.00W, THE TALLADEGA /TDG/ VOR/DME 040 DEGREE RADIAL AT 7 NAUTICAL MILES. PAUL HARPER, 256-235-7541, IS IN CHARGE. ANNISTON /ANB/ AFSS, 256-832-2100 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN
 

1/0951 - AL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTION, TALLADEGA, AL. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR FAR 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE AUTHORIZATION FROM THE CENTER FOR DOMESTIC PREPARDEDNESS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 3,000 FT AGL WITHIN A 1 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3343.50N/ 08547.47W AND THE TALLADEGA /TDG/ VOR/DME 055 DEGREE RADIAL AT 016 NAUTICAL MILES. BRUCE GREEN, U.S.DEPT.OF JUSTICE PHONE 256-847-2061, IS IN CHARGE. THE ANNISTON AFSS /ANB/, PHONE 256-832-2100, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313



Nuclear TFRs Cancelled --- Getting a Waiver from Emergency Rules

0800 EST 110701

Word came from AOPA and EAA last night that the Nuclear TFRs will expire as of midnight last night (0500 UTC on November 7, 2001).

AOPA wrote at  4:39:08 PM EST on 11/6/01: "Although FAA's nuclear TFR notam is set to expire at midnight tonight, AOPA has learned that government security officials have ongoing concerns regarding potential terrorist activity directed at nuclear facilities. AOPA continues to argue forcefully that general aviation aircraft do not pose a significant threat to these sites."

EAA wrote at 10:30 AM CST on 11/06/01 "EAA has verified with the FAA that this NOTAM is set to expire at 11 p.m. CST tonight barring anything unforeseen."

As of this writing (0800 EST 11/07/01) there has been no re-imposition of the nuclear NOTAMs.

Both groups remind everyone to call the FSS (Flight Service Station) at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433) or the FAA Command Center at 703-787-8351 or 703-787-8179 before each flight to find out about any changes in airspace.

FROM AOPA: You Can Fly Where You Want To,
Just Like Before September 11, If You Get A Waiver!

AOPA writes that you can do what you used to do, except, if you notice below, you have to give the FAA very specific unchangeable information on a two-page form. "AOPA has learned that the FAA is processing an average of 50 waiver requests a day and over 1,000 waivers have been granted since the tragedy on September 11."

From AOPA:
11/6/01 10:34:29 PM ET — The FAA has established a process for Part 91general aviation operators to petition for waiver from recent emergency air traffic rules that restrict operations in the National Airspace System. Approval is granted on a case-by-case basis for relief from FDC notams 01/0613 [IFR operations in the US],
01/0617 [VFR operations in the US], and 01/0628 [operations to and from the US]. These notams establish emergency rules for IFR and VFR operations — including enhanced Class B airspace specialty operations — and
international arrivals and departures. [The waiver asks for specific information such as names, social security numbers, passport numbers and nationalities for each soul on board including crew; exact itinerary -- each leg of the flight both going and return flights, the reason for the flight, all info about the aircraft to be used for the flight].

From AOPA: "The FAA requires seven working days notice for waiver consideration. The waiver request form must be filled out completely. Failure to provide all of the required information will result in a denial of the request. Operators should fax the completed form to the FAA at (202) 267-5456. If the request is granted, the approval letter will be faxed to the number provided in your waiver request form."

Get your Waiver Request Form Here (in PDF format).

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313



FAA Establishes New TFRs;
Allows Soon-to-be-Trapped Planes to Escape Today

0530 EST 110201

Word came from AOPA (EAA must get staff to stay up all all hours like AOPA) that a new NOTAM has been issued allowing aircraft trapped in the new TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) areas to leave their airports.

AOPA wrote: "Late Thursday evening the FAA released an expected revision to the notam issued Tuesday that established temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) near nuclear facilities . . . Pilots are also advised in another NOTAM that they have until 2200 UTC (5 p.m. EST) today to relocate their aircraft from airports within these new TFR areas. Pilots with aircraft stranded at 15 airports by nuclear-site TFRs have a four-hour window today in which to relocate their aircraft. The airports are Pryor Regional Airport, Alabama; Livermore Municipal, California; Boulder Municipal, Jeffco, and Tri-County, Colorado; Groton-New London, Connecticut; Plymouth Municipal, Massachusetts; Brunswick County, North Carolina; Beaver County, Capital City, and Harrisburg International, Pennsylvania; Oconee County Regional and Rock Hill/York County, South Carolina; and Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field and Newport News/Williamsburg International, Virginia. Flights can be made from 1600 to 2000 UTC (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time) November 2; pilots must file a VFR or IFR flight plan with Flight Service (do not use DUATs or other vendors) that takes the aircraft directly away from the nuclear facility and TFR area. The FAA has stressed to AOPA that VFR pilots should fly away from the nuclear facility and exit the TFR by the most direct route possible."

Note that AOPA is using Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc. and EAA is using Aerochart.com to make special charts for all the TFRs (which both say, of course, are "not valid for navigation"). Both charting companies are doing this as a service during the Emergency. They, of course, hope you will purchase their services and products for future use.

The Aerochart graphic seems better than the Jeppesen one since it shows all the TFRs in one area rather than using separate charts for each TFR even if they are located together. Click on http://jcmservices.net/newtfr.gif to see the Augusta area chart with the three new TFRs in our area on one map. Note that Twin Lakes Airpark is NOT in the TFR; neither is the Pea Patch Aerodrome though it is within four miles of the Fort Gordon TFR. Sizemore's private strip (New Ellenton) probably is in the TFR for Savannah River Site.
Here are the NOTAMS:
 

NOVEMBER 2, 2001 1600 UTC UNTIL NOVEMBER 2, 2001 2000 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14
CFR PART 91.139, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT: FOR AIRCRAFT THAT ARE LOCATED AT THE AIRPORTS LISTED BELOW, WHICH ARE WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTED AREAS OVER NUCLEAR SITES AS DEFINED IN FDC NOTAM 1/1763 IFR AND VFR GENERAL AVIATION DEPARTURES WILL BE ABLE TO RELOCATE OUTSIDE THE TFR AREAS, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: - ALL FLIGHTS MUST FILE EITHER AN IFR OR VFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION. - THE FLIGHT PLAN MUST PROVIDE FOR THE AIRCRAFT TO DEPART DIRECTLY FROM THE TFR AREA. - DO NOT FILE UNDER DUATS OR OTHER VENDORS. - ADDITIONAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE THE FLIGHT WILL BE AUTHORIZED. - ALL FLIGHTS MUST OPERATE UNDER THE FILED FLIGHT PLAN WHILE IN THE TFR AREA. END PART 1 OF 2

The following are new TFR areas and airports affected by them:
 

!FDC 1/1983 ZZZ PART 2 OF 2.. SPECIAL NOTICE - AIRPORTS: - LVK, LIVERMORE MUNICIPAL, CA. - BJC,  JEFFCO, CO. - 1V5, BOULDER MUNICIPAL, CO. - 48V, TRI COUNTY, CO. - PYM, PLYMOUTH MUNICIPAL, MA. - BVI, BEAVER COUNTY, PA. - CEU, OCONEE COUNTY REGIONAL, SC. - CXY, CAPITAL CITY, PA. - DCU, PRYOR FIELD REGIONAL, AL. - GON, GROTON-NEW LONDON, CT. - LYH, LYNCHBURG, VA. - MDT, HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL, PA. - PHF, NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - SUT, BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC. - UZA, ROCK HILL, SC. END PART 2 OF 2

And these TFRs have been deactivated:

LOUISIANA
REMOVED TWO STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE SITES - BAYOU CHOCTOW, LA AND WEST HACKBERRY, LA.

MISSOURI
REMOVED KANSAS CITY PLANT - KANSAS CITY, MO.

NEW MEXICO
REMOVED SANDIA NATIONAL LABS - SANDIA, NM.

TEXAS
REMOVED TWO STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE SITES - BIG HILL, TX. AND BRYAN MOUND, TX.

VIRGINIA
REMOVED NAVAL REACTOR FUEL STORAGE - LYNCHBURG, VA.

FDC 1/1980 ZZZ PART 1 OF 6 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 02, 2001 2200 UTC UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITES EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

It then lists the same areas as on 10/30/01.
 

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313
 
 




Augusta Area Pilots Will Have to Thread Needle --
New NO-FLY Zones Around ALL Nuclear Facilities

2000 EST 10/30/01

The State of Emergency has just heightened -- The FAA has just released many NOTAMS which say, in effect  all general aviation flight operations below 18,000 feet MSL within 10 nm of any nuclear power plant and several
other strategic facilities are forbidden: This NOTAM is effective now until November 7, 2001. No operations
except scheduled airline and emergency operations will be allowed at any airports within these 10-mile radii. This includes gliders, ultralights, hot-air balloons etc. Exceptions are specifically made for medevac, law enforcement, rescue/recovery, emergency evacuation and fire fighting when authorized by ATC!

For those in our clubs, these are the new TFR -  no fly zones. The actual NOTAM will be listed below.

   Within three miles and lower than 5000 feet AGL of a specific location at Fort Gordon -- NO AIRCRAFT
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Georgia.
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of Savannah River Site near Aiken (and Barnwell), South Carolina.
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of Hatch Nuclear Plant, Baxley, Georgia
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of Catawba Nuclear Plant, Rock Hill, North Carolina
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of H.B. Robinson Nuclear Power Plant, Florence, South Carolina
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of Summer Nuclear Power Plant, Columbia, South Carolina
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of Oconee Nuclear Power Plant, Greenville, South Carolina
   Within ten miles and lower than 18,000 feet, of  Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant, Crystal River, Florida

Some of you are now grounded! You can't leave your airport or land there if you are within the specified areas. Those of you at Barnwell may be effectively grounded. Also, for those at the Pea Patch in Blythe, Georgia, you may be within the three mile radius of the Fort Gordon location listed below! Check your sectionals.

There are plenty more of these new TFRs. Check Flight Service before you fly --1-800-WXBRIEF.  (1-800-992-7433) This now includes ultralights, just tell them you are flying under Part 103!

Note that when you include other restricted areas you had better know where you are are where you are going within less than a mile! Otherwise, the FAA has noted in other current NOTAM passages, that you are subject to being forced down.

 !FDC /1763 - PART 1 OF 6 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITES EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

This is followed by a long general listing, but below are the actual TFR listings for our areas:
1/0382 - GA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AUGUSTA, GA. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.137A1 TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. ONLY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FORT GORDON ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 5000 FEET AGL WITHIN A 3 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3323.00N/8214.00W, THE COLLIERS /IRQ/ VORTAC 195 DEGREE RADIAL AT 20 NAUTICAL MILES. LT COL ALTMAN, U.S. ARMY, 706-791-3127, IS IN CHARGE. MACON /MCN/ AFSS, 478-784-1155, IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            VOGTLE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 26 MILES SE OF AUGUSTA, GA.

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE  PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            SAVANNAH RIVER SITE - 11 MILES S OF AIKEN, SC.

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            EDWIN I. HATCH NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 11 MILES N OF BAXLEY, GA.

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC.PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            CATAWBA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 6 MILES NNW OF ROCKHILL, NC.

/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            H.B. ROBINSON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 26 MILES NW OF FLORENCE, SC.

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC.PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            SUMMER NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 26 MILES NW OF COLUMBIA, SC.

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            OCONEE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 3O MILES SW OF GREENVILLE, SC.

1/1763 - TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER  THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITE EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

            CRYSTAL RIVER NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - 7 MILES NW OF CRYSTAL RIVER, FL.

Also, for those in the New York areas a new NOTAM  issued today that prohibits VFR flight operations below 18,000 feet MSL within a 30-nautical mile radius of Yankee Stadium during scheduled World Series games. The NOTAMS will be in effect from 6:45 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. for games scheduled October 30-31. The NOTAM will also be in force if a game 5 is played on Thursday, November 1.
 

FDC 1/1754 ZNY NY.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS NEW YORK CITY, NY. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY EFFECTIVE:

OCTOBER 30, 2001 2345 UTC UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2001 0700 UTC. OCTOBER 31, 2001 2345 UTC UNTIL NOVEMBER 01, 2001 0700 UTC. NOVEMBER 01, 2001 2345 UTC UNTIL NOVEMBER 02, 2001 0700 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, ALL VISUAL FLIGHT RULES OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN 30 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE KENNEDY VOR BELOW 18000 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL. THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN ADDITION TO FDC NOTAM 1/0989.
 

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313



Twelve More Enhanced Class B Areas Open Beginning Monday

0035 EDT  10/22/01

The FAA has released twelve more enhanced Class B Areas (including Atlanta!) but is still keeping New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Boston as the only areas where VFR remains prohibited.

The schedule is:

--Monday, October 22, at 1100Z (7:00 a.m. Eastern time):
  Atlanta, Georgia; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California,
  Miami, Florida, and San Francisco, California.

--Tuesday, October 23, at 1100Z (7:00 a.m. Eastern time):
  Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and San Diego, California.

--Wednesday, October 24, at 1100Z (7:00 a.m. Eastern time):
  Chicago, Illinois, and Orlando, Florida.

AOPA writes" "This is an important milestone and fantastic news for VFR pilots," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. Restoring VFR flight in ECB airspace has been an AOPA priority for weeks. "But now our focus must turn to restoring operations in the three remaining metropolitan areas and in getting the news and traffic reporters, banner towers, and other specialty operators back in the air everywhere."

EAA made a similar announcement.

FAA Administrator Jane Garvey said "This is another step in the FAA’s phased program to safely restore full access to US airspace. We expect to take additional actions to restore GA consistent with national security."

The same rules as the earlier 15 Enhanced Class B VFR openings will apply:
The procedures for these cities are the same as those established for the 15 areas opened last week. Aircraft flying in enhanced Class B (ECB) airspace must have an encoding transponder and squawk 1200 (or as assigned by ATC). Aircraft without a transponder must get a waiver from ATC for each flight in ECB airspace. If equipped to do so, pilots flying in ECB airspace should monitor the guard frequency of 121.5 MHz. The notam also asks pilots to operate their aircraft in a "normal" manner, avoiding aerobatics as well as circling or loitering.

BUT NOTE THIS: FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS WILL LOSE PRIVILEGES THEY HAD WITH THE CLOSED ENHANCED CLASS B! BEFORE THEY DID NOT HAVE TO CONTACT ATC AND GET A WAIVER:

From AOPA:
Question: If I am not equipped with a coded radar beacon transponder, do I need to obtain a waiver for each flight and is there a limit on the number of waivers I will be allowed to receive?

Answer: In the 27 ECB areas that allow (or will allow) Part 91 VFR flight, a waiver will be required for each flight in an aircraft without a coded radar beacon transponder, including non-electrical equipped aircraft. In the 3 ECB areas that allow Part 91 VFR Flight Instruction only, non-electrical equipped aircraft are exempt from the transponder requirement. However, this exemption was inadvertent, so check the most recent NOTAMS prior to departure for changes or updates.

Other answers from AOPA:

Question: Do I have to be in constant contact with ATC if I am underlying what is typically known as Class B airspace but within the enhanced Class B area?

Answer: There is NO requirement to be in contact with the controlling facility for the enhanced Class B area unless entering or maneuvering within the Class B airspace. The pilot is to comply with  the associated rules and/or services prescribed for the underlying/overlying Class B airspace. This  means, except for transponder equipment, there are no additional rules and/or services prescribed for the 27 enhanced Class B areas that allow Part 91 VFR operations. For example, if a pilot departs a non-towered airport VFR, they would simply announce their intentions on Unicom or CTAF as instructed in the Aeronautical Information Manual.
 

Question: If I am only equipped with one radio, how should I monitor both 121.5 and be in contact with ATC?

Answer: The NOTAM stipulates that IF CAPABLE, the pilot must monitor 121.5/243.0 when inside ECB. With only one radio, the pilot should remain in contact with ATC when necessary and otherwise monitor 121.5/243.0.
 

Question: What process should I follow to receive the waiver?

Answer: Pilots must contact their local ATC facility and request a one-time waiver. Pilots should be prepared to provide all information pertinent to the flight, aircraft make and model, intended departure point, route of flight and destination. Pilot and passenger information may also be  required.
 

==> FDC 1/1474 FDC...SPECIAL NOTICE...VFR INSIDE ECB... <==

FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 22, 2001, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.139 THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 AND PART 137 VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE INSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

1) DEFINITION REPEATED: "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" REFERS TO THE CLASS B AIRSPACE AND THAT AIRSPACE UNDERLYING AND OVERLYING THE CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM THE SURFACE TO FL180. THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT CHANGE THE ASSOCIATED RULES AND/OR SERVICES PRESCRIBED FOR CLASS B AIRSPACE. ADDITIONALLY, THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT CHANGE THE ASSOCIATED RULES AND/OR SERVICES PRESCRIBED FOR THE UNDERLYING/OVERLYING AIRSPACE.

2) THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PROVISION AND REMAIN PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING VFR IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": NEWS REPORTING, TRAFFIC WATCH, CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING, SIGHTSEEING (IN ROTORCRAFT AND AIRPLANES) CONDUCTED FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE (UNDER PART 91, PURSUANT TO THE EXCEPTION IN 119.1(E)(2)), AND AIRSHIP/BLIMP OPERATIONS.

3) AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE USING A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", USING NORMAL VFR CODES, I.E. 1200.

4) CAPABLE AIRCRAFT MUST MONITOR THE GUARD FREQUENCY ON 121.5/ 243.0 AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

5) APPROVAL/WAIVER TO OPERATE WITHOUT A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT, AND ON A FLIGHT-BY-FLIGHT BASIS, FROM THE LOCAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY CONTROLLING THE AFFECTED "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

6) EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": ATLANTA, GA; LOS ANGELES, CA; LAS VEGAS, NV; MIAMI, FL; SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

7) EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": DENVER, CO; PITTSBURGH, PA; PHILADELPHIA, PA; DETROIT, MI; SAN DIEGO, CA.

8) EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": ORLANDO, FL AND CHICAGO, IL.

VFR PILOTS IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" ARE ENCOURAGED TO OPERATE THEIR AIRCRAFT IN A NORMAL MANNER, AVOIDING AEROBATICS, LOITERING OR CIRCLING, AND UNPREDICTABLE FLIGHT PATHS. PILOTS ARE URGED TO CHECK NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAMS) AND CALL THE LOCAL FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WX-BRIEF PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT.
 

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313



NOTE: All of us should extend our condolences to Marie Brock and Family upon the death of her husband, Ken Brock. He was killed Friday afternoon in an accident involving his Thorp T-18 at El Mirage, California. Upon landing at the airstrip there, his tail wheel assembly broke off the aircraft and in the ensuing struggle to keep control of the aircraft his left wing hit a steel pole on the side of the runway, severing most of  the wing and causing the T-18 to flip over. Marie was with him and suffered a head bump and some injury to her leg (from the instrument panel). Ken broke his neck and died.

For those who wish to send condolences . . . Ken Brock Manufacturing, 11852 Western Ave. Stanton, CA 90690
717-898-4366

You may wish to send something to Marie personally (this address has not been confirmed) Marie Brock, 3087 W. Ball Road Anaheim, CA 92804



Opening of 15 Enhanced Class B Areas Begins Monday

2330 EDT  10/14/01
As stated here on 101201, the NSC and FAA have opened fifteen Enhanced Class B areas to VFR flight (other than the already limited VFR use by CFIs doing dual instruction, student pilots, maintenance and post production test flights and emergency and law enforcement). The rules are similar to what is being done now by those doing post production test flights -- Note that the NOTAM states that all capable aircraft (meaning with radio) MUST monitor 121.5 or 243.0 mhz at all times during the flight.
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From AOPA:
10/13/2001 11:39:44 PM ET —

"The FAA tonight issued a notam permitting VFR operations in 15 of 30 enhanced Class B areas. The notam is less restrictive than originally thought, and permits VFR operations subject to the following conditions:

    1). Aircraft flying inside ECB airspace must have an operating transponder and squawk VFR code (1200).

    2). Aircraft without a transponder must obtain a waiver for each flight from the air traffic control facility responsible for the ECB airspace.

    3). Aircraft must monitor the “guard” frequency of 121.5 MHz (if equipped) while flying within ECB airspace.

           The notam will become effective at 7 a.m. ET on Monday, October 15, for:

                  Houston, Texas
                           Kansas City, Missouri
                           Memphis, Tennessee
                           New Orleans, Louisiana
                           St. Louis, Missouri

        On Tuesday, October 16, the following ECB airspaces will be opened at 7 a.m. EDT:

                           Cleveland, Ohio
                           Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
                           Honolulu, Hawaii
                           Minneapolis, Minnesota
                           Phoenix, Arizona

      And on Wednesday, October 17, the following airspace will be opened to VFR operations:

                           Charlotte, North Carolina
                           Cincinnati, Ohio – Covington, Kentucky
                           Salt Lake City, Utah
                           Seattle, Washington
                           Tampa, Florida

The notam will also ask pilots to operate their aircraft in a “normal” manner,  avoiding circling or loitering.

Pilots must check the latest notams and verify airspace status prior to flight.

FAA continues to prohibit news and traffic reporting flights, sightseeing operations, banner-towing and airship/blimp operations inside enhanced Class B airspace. AOPA is continuing to push for the restoration of these flight operations."

EAA made a similar announcement.

Below is the actual NOTAM.
 
FDC 1/1225 SPECIAL NOTICE ... NEW NOTAM RE VFR INSIDE ECB FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL
SECURITY, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15, 2001, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.139 THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT: 

                      U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 AND PART 137 VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE INSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: 

                      1) DEFINITION REPEATED: "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" REFERS TO THE CLASS B AIRSPACE  AND THAT AIRSPACE UNDERLYING AND OVERLYING THE CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM THE SURFACE  TO FL180. THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT CHANGE THE ASSOCIATED RULES AND/OR SERVICES PRESCRIBED FOR CLASS B AIRSPACE. ADDITIONALLY, THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT CHANGE THE ASSOCIATED RULES AND/OR SERVICES PRESCRIBED FOR THE UNDERLYING/OVERLYING AIRSPACE. 

                      2) THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PROVISION AND REMAIN PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING VFR IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": NEWS REPORTING, TRAFFIC WATCH, CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING, SIGHTSEEING (IN ROTORCRAFT AND AIRPLANES) CONDUCTED FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE (UNDER PART 91, PURSUANT TO THE  EXCEPTION IN 119.1(E)(2)), AND AIRSHIP/BLIMP OPERATIONS. 

                      3) AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE USING A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", USING NORMAL VFR CODES, I.E. 1200. 

                      4) CAPABLE AIRCRAFT MUST MONITOR THE GUARD FREQUENCY ON 121.5/ 243.0 AT ALL TIMES  WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE". 

                      5) APPROVAL/WAIVER TO OPERATE WITHOUT A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER MUST  BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT, AND ON A FLIGHT-BY-FLIGHT BASIS, FROM THE LOCAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY CONTROLLING THE AFFECTED "ENHANCED CLASS B AIR- SPACE". 

                      6) EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": HOUSTON, TX; KANSAS CITY, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; NEW ORLEANS, LA, AND; ST. LOUIS, MO. 

                      7) EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": CLEVELAND, OH; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; HONOLULU, HI; MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AND; PHOENIX, AZ. 

                      8) EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS  DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE": CHARLOTTE, NC; CINCINNATI, OH/ COVINGTON, KY; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; SEATTLE, WA, AND; TAMPA, FL. 

                      VFR PILOTS IN "ENCHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" ARE ENCOURAGED TO OPERATE THEIR AIRCRAFT IN A NORMAL MANNER, AVOIDING AERO- BATICS, LOITERING OR CIRCLING, AND UNPREDICTABLE FLIGHT PATHS. PILOTS ARE URGED TO CHECK NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAMS) AND CALL THE LOCAL FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WX-BRIEF PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT. 
 

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172

You can see the earlier notices below.



Atlanta left out of Enhanced Class B Opening
But, ANY "post maintenance" flight tests are authorized

1930EDT 10/12/01

All:

With both EAA and AOPA crediting their efforts in working with the FAA, some of the enhanced Class B airspace will be opening in increments starting Monday, October 15, 2001. The list does not include the Atlanta enhanced Class B for reasons of national security (read below). Also, I have received an answer from EAA about post maintenance work (such as replacing a prop, engine etc.) on experimental/homebuilt. This is the reply:

Subject:         RE: Question about 1/0617 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE ---
   Date:         Fri, 12 Oct 2001 08:29:14 -0500
   From:         Randy Hansen <rhansen@eaa.org>
     To:         'John Magnan' <jcm2@earthlink.net>

John, FDC Notam 617 item 11 http://www.eaa.org/news/notam.html  says that ANY "post maintenance" flight tests are authorized within enhanced Class B airspace.  Again, although not a requirement, EAA strongly urges individuals conducting flight tests under the authority of FDC Notam 617 file a VFR flight plan and in the remarks block enter: "VFR post maintenance flight test per FDC Notam 617, item 11."

Randy Hansen
EAA
 

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My question to him was:

What about changing a major item --- engine, prop, tail assembly? Normally a builder would have to log 5 or 10 hours (or whatever it might be) of testing in the test area. Would this fall under the terms of the letter you received? -- in other words, if I'm in enhanced Class B, and I change my prop or engine on my homebuilt /experimental, may I fly VFR in enhanced Class B to test fly the aircraft for the required 5, 10 or whatever hours? This is after I have logged the 20/40 hours sometime in the past and am out of the "Phase I" testing period.

So, one could change a prop, engine -- anything major -- on a perfectly good experimental and then have to fly post maintenance test time VFR in Enhanced Class B.

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This is what each wrote about the opening up of some Enhanced Class B (don't forget, the NOTAM is supposed to be issued Saturday, 10/13/01):

EAA:
Updated: 10/12/01  8:10 pm

EAA’s continuing efforts on behalf of airplane owners grounded in enhanced Class B airspace have produced significant positive results. Over the last four weeks, while VFR operations and flight instruction were permitted in much of the country, the restriction on VFR operations in enhanced Class B airspace continued.

Earlier this week, procedures for the resumption of VFR flight in 15 cities were finalized and these procedures were approved by the National Security Council and the White House Friday evening.

Beginning on Monday, October 15, VFR operations in 15 Enhanced Class B areas will be phased in over a three-day period according to the following schedule:

Monday, October 15. Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO; Memphis, TN; New Orleans, LA, and St. Louis, MO.

Tuesday October 16. Cleveland, OH; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; Minneapolis, MN, and Phoenix, AZ.

Wednesday, October 17. Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH/Covington, KY; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA, and
Tampa, FL.

Aircraft with transponders and altitude encoding capability will be able to conduct VFR operations in the Enhanced Class B airspace outlined above. Pilots are instructed to monitor the guard frequency 121.5 MHz while in the Enhanced Class B areas. Aircraft without transponders will also be able to fly in Enhanced Class B airspace if they first obtain a waiver. Procedures for obtaining such a waiver and the NOTAM outlining the airspace release will be published on the EAA web site as soon as they become available.

For reasons of national security, current restrictions on VFR flying in the other 15 major metropolitan areas with Enhanced Class B airspace remain unchanged.

This is what AOPA wrote:

10/12/2001 7:50:16 PM ET — The FAA tonight announced that some enhanced Class B (ECB) airspace areas will be opened to limited general aviation (Part 91) VFR operations beginning on Monday.

 “The first of the GA 41,000 can escape!” said AOPA President Phil Boyer. “City  by city, airplane by airplane, we’re taking whatever we can get, and then pushing  for more.”

FAA is expected to issue a notam Saturday afternoon (that would become effective Monday) that would permit VFR operations in the enhanced Class B areas in Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri. An additional ten ECBs are expected to be opened within the next few days (see listing below). This phased-in approach follows AOPA’s suggestions that operations be permitted first in those areas with less critical national infrastructure.
 

The notam is expected to specify:

Aircraft weighing 6,000 pounds or less may operate VFR to and from airports inside enhanced Class B airspace, but outside of Class B airspace.

1). All flights inside ECB will be required to file a VFR flight plan.

2). Aircraft must exit and enter the ECB via charted VFR flyways or via the shortest possible route to minimize flight over densely populated areas.

3). Aircraft will also be allowed to remain in the airport traffic pattern.

4). Pilots may fly to another airport within the same ECB, provided they use charted flyways or the shortest route that avoids populated areas.

5). Aircraft must have an operating transponder with encoding altimeter (Mode C).

6). All flights in ECB must monitor the “guard” frequency of 121.5. Pilots must check the latest notams and verify airspace status prior to flight.
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AOPA wrote nothing about the waiver requirement for aircraft without transponders.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13



Enhanced Class B: what it is now (10/04/01);
what EAA & AOPA recommend;
2330 EDT October 4, 2001

NOTE: AS OF 10/04/01 11:22:17 PM, EDT AOPA ANNOUNCED THAT THE FAA POSTPONED THE SCHEDULED RELOCATION OF AIRCRAFT FROM THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C. "NO FLY" ZONES. Up to that moment there had been a fairly complex schedule in place for moving VFR aircraft out starting October 5. No reasons were given.
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As described on October 1, the "Enhanced Class B" airspace now only goes up to FL180. Also, as discussed, now the "internal workings" of the former plain-jane Class B are in effect, including the Mode C veil. However, The Mode C Veil may be inside or outside of the Enhanced Class B. Look at the updated graphic NEW GRAPHIC  to see this.  The graphic depicts an Enhanced Class B airspace around Cincinnati or some other major airports more than the one around Atlanta where the "Mode C Veil" is inside of the Enhanced Class B rather than outside as in Cincinnati. Look at your Atlanta and Cincinnati VFR sectionals to see this.

This leads to what EAA and AOPA are doing. They are talking with the National Security Council (NSC) and trying to suggest options for the new rules that are being formulated for VFR aircraft inside Enhanced Class B to remove as few privileges as possible [face it, Enhanced Class B inhabitants are going to lose some privileges!]. Some in the NSC want a transponder on every aircraft aloft in Enhanced Class B. The NSC (by way of the FAA) wants to know in Enhanced Class B exactly where  every aircraft is and where it's going. The NSC wants to make sure authorized people are flying the aircraft and it has a legitimate payload. Also the NSC is concerned about the  payload capability of General Aviation (GA) aircraft.

This is what EAA suggested to Jane Garvey, the FAA Administrator, on 10/02/01. In turn, Ms. Garvey presented it to the NSC on October 4:

10/4/01 11:53:08 AM, EDT
AOPA's Phil Boyer had no similar recommendations but pointed out that there are some 282 airports in 30 metropolitan areas that remain effectively closed to VFR operations. More than 41,000 aircraft are affected. These aircraft are used for personal and business transportation, just as Americans use their cars, Boyer said. Many of these aircraft are used extensively for business travel and provide a necessary alternative to the airlines. The continued VFR ban, Boyer said, is also having a tremendous economic  impact on the infrastructure that supports general aviation. Businesses that sell fuel, maintain aircraft, flight schools, etc. are suffering significant losses and many have had to layoff or fire employees.

10/4/01, 4:45 PM, ET — AOPA President Phil Boyer joined the sponsors of the General Aviation Small Business Relief Act of 2001 (H.R. 3007) at a Capitol Hill press conference today to announce the introduction of the legislation and to discuss the  importance of general aviation to the economy.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313



Enhanced Class B flight testing verified;
ultralights have new rules; Boshears definitely cancelled

2200EDT October 1, 2001

This e-mail came to me at 1848EDT  October 1, 2001, from Boshears Chairman Ed Johnson

"Boshears Sky Fest 2001 has been cancelled.   there will be NO airshow in Augusta this year.  The board has indicated the possibility of having an airshow in the spring of 2002.  I feel  certain that the board will continue to look at this and everyone will be informed when a decision is made."

"I want thank all of you for your efforts in working so hard in attempting to have an event this year.

Ed"

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Note also in the NOTAM sent out over the weekend, Enhanced Class B airspace has been re-defined as: "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE REFERS TO THE CLASS B AIRSPACE AND THAT AIRSPACE UNDERLYING AND OVERLYING THE CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM THE SURFACE TO FL180" no more infinity. That way those people testing their homebuilts VFR won't go up to FL220. Also, the internal Class B rules still apply --- so that ultralight instructors who are allowed to fly VFR doing dual instruction in Enhanced Class B, for example, won't be taking students into Hartsfield in their Quicksilvers. (They probably could have, legally, Thursday or Friday before this NOTAM was issued!)
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EAA Working to Restore VFR Flight in Enhanced Class B Airspace
Updated: 10/01/01

"While many of the flight restrictions initially imposed on Sept 11 have been lifted, EAA realizes our task is still far from finished. Our top priority is to completely open enhanced Class B airspace to VFR flying. We remain committed to getting this restriction lifted, because it continues to adversely affect members, owners, operators, fixed-base operations (FBOs) and flight schools in 30 of our largest metropolitan areas."

Then EAA sent me this (we were warned about it earlier):
        Mon, 1 Oct 2001 11:56:39 -0500
Notice to all Chapters - Based upon an EAA recommendation, the FAA has announced a change to FAR 103.20.  The change, effective October 11, 2001 reads:

"FAR 103.20  Flight Restrictions in the proximity of certain areas designated by notice to airmen.

No person may operate an ultralight vehicle in areas designated in a Notice to Airmen under FAR 91.137, 91.138, 91.141, 91.143 or 91.143, unless authorized by:
(a) Air Traffic Control (ATC); or
(b) A Flight Standards Certificate of Waiver or Authorization issued for the demonstration or event."

Questions concerning this change should be addressed to Timm Bogenhagen, EAA Ultralight Programs Manager, 888-322-4636, extension 6831, or via e-mail: tbogenhagen@eaa.org."

Since few have memorized what all the FAR numbers and subparagraphs mean, here they are:

91.137  Temporary flight restrictions.
91.138  Temporary flight restrictions in national disaster areas in the State of Hawaii.
91.141  Flight restrictions in the proximity of the Presidential and other parties.
91.143  Flight limitation in the proximity of space flight operations.

FAR 91.137 is basically what has been in these E-mails over the past three weeks.

Then, to get further documentation of being able to fly VFR in Enhanced Class B, I e-mailed several people (EAA, AOPA and FAA) to get a more concrete source for allowing Phase 1 flight testing of amateur built (experimental) aircraft VFR in the Enhanced Class B airspace.

So far only EAA has responded:

"John, the source is a verbal phone call from FAA Headquarters.  Also, just a reminder to keep checking your NOTAM's.  EAA published NOTAM 586 as soon as it was available - 5 pm on Friday.  Just to show you how fast things are changing - by 9 pm we had a new NOTAM concerning VFR flight on line that superceded 586.  FDC 1/0617 is available on our web site.  Not much has changed - experimental amateur-built aircraft can still do test flights. EAA recommends you place the following in the remarks block of your VFR flight plan - "VFR Manufacturer Production test flight per FDC NOTAM 1/0617 No. 11" when doing the experimental amateur-built aircraft flight tests - this shows the AFSS that you are aware of the restrictions currently in place."

"One of EAA primary jobs these past two weeks has been to help member gain clarification from AFSS facilities who make incorrect interpretations of a NOTAM - there have only been 630 issued since Sept 11."

Randy Hansen

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He just repeated what I have put on the Website and in the e-mails over the weekend. So if you have been flying your Phase I test flights in Enhanced Class B over the weekend you were OK. A similar letter has been on the Website for several days.

Just remember to print out this e-mail and have it ready to wave at the intercepting F-15s and Apaches. [just a bit of humor, don't e-mail nasties to me or "flame" me!]

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13


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