NOTAMS
Older Announcements and Notams from 09/11/01 through 09/30/01
This page last updated: 122001@0523EST
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. Note that in many cases the FAA was confused, though in actuality, Transportation Secretary Mineta often was overruled by the NSA (National Security Agency) and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and had to take back already issued NOTAMs. There was much confusion and still will be much confusion in the country about conflicting flying directives from the FAA. The NOTAMs below are exactly as received with any and all misspellings!
NOTE:
09/11/01  09:43   FAA Command Center orders that no international flights are permitted to land in the United States.

09/11/01  09:45   FAA Command Center closes US airspace for the first time in history, ordering all aircraft to land at the nearest suitable airport.  TSD:  3,395 aircraft

09/11/01  10:10  All US Military forces are ordered to THREATCON DELTA.

The Pentagon declared "Threatcon Delta" {same as FPCON Delta} Tuesday {September 11} for U.S. forces around the world.
NOTE: "Threatcon" is short for "terrorist threat condition." The Threatcon system outlines the security measures to be taken by U.S. military facilities and personnel when threatened by a terrorist attack. Although the entire military is currently under the same Threatcon level, that isn't always the case. Different locations can have different Threatcon levels. [Correction, 9/13/2001: Recently, the Defense Department changed the official term from "threat condition" to "force protection condition."]
There are five Force Protection Conditions, DELTA is the highest.
FPCON DELTA is declared when a terrorist attack has occurred
 {it is the highest FPCON warning used}
WE ARE NOW IN FPCON DELTA

John Magnan

Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172

(Don't shoot the messenger)




GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND WORK YOUR WAY UP -> BOTTOM
TO READ THE NEWER ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM 10/01/01 TO CURRENT DATE CLICK HERE.

FAA revises consolidated NOTAMs
2300EDT 092901

9/29/01 10:10 AM, ET the FAA issued a revision of the earlier consolidated NOTAMs issued September 28. You can read them below by clicking HERE. Note that some parts of the NOTAMS are color coded to show the changes. Also the references to the interpretations given to EAA by the FAA have links in the text.

Special note regarding VFR flight testing in the Enhanced Class B is also given. Also the expanded EAA interpretation of the Ultralight NOTAM is given.

Click HERE for the beginning of the revised NOTAMs, now 1/0613,  1/0617 and 1/0628.

Click HERE to find out about flight testing amateur built aircraft VFR in Enhanced Class B. EAA references given.

Click HERE to find out about ultralights and ultralight training (part 103 vehicles). EAA references given.

Click HERE to find out about being intercepted by a fighter aircraft.

Click HERE to find out about being shot down.

Click HERE to find out what to avoid when flying.

John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313
EAA Chapter 172


Some NOTAMs modified; student pilot can solo in Class B;
Shootdown NOTAM Issued

2000EDT     09/28/01

All,

The whole set of emergency NOTAMs has been modified. Among them is one that allows student pilots to solo VFR in Enhanced Class B while certificated pilots can't fly VFR in Enhanced Class B airspace. The new set of NOTAMS will be on the Website  as http://jcmservices.net/notams.htm#1/0586

Also, local fly-ins in rural areas, such as Rotors Over Carolina at the Aiken, South Carolina,  airport, are far enough away from any restricted areas so as to be a "haven of safety." There is nothing restricted within at least a fifteen NM radius of Aiken.

AOPA says this about the changes:
The following operations are permitted outside of enhanced Class B airspace:

              IFR/VFR operations (except for specific exclusions listed in the notam)
             VFR flight training in non-turbojet aircraft of 12,500 lbs or less
             VFR banner towing, airship, balloons, traffic watch, news reporting
             VFR pipeline/powerline operations only permitted with assigned beacon code

Operations permitted inside enhanced Class B airspace:

             IFR operations (except for the enhanced Boston Class B and the Washington and New York TFRs).
             VFR flight training in piston single- and multi-engine non-turbojet aircraft with a gross weight of 6,000 pounds or less (except for the enhanced Boston Class B and the Washington and New York TFRs).
             Supervised student solo flight (except in the Boston enhanced Class B and the Washington and New York TFRs).

       VFR flight by certificated pilots inside enhanced Class B airspace is still prohibited — you read that correctly. [See also a graphic of Class B airspace.]

           Note from AOPA President Boyer: "This is absurd! What this means is a student can fly solo, VFR in Class B airspace, but his/her highly trained and licensed CFI cannot! With all due respect to the problems our country's leadership faces, we cannot ignore the lunacy of these decisions affecting some 120,000 licensed pilots. Will the FAA set up a procedure to downgrade their hard-earned licenses to student certificates so they can fly again?"

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The new NOTAM about deadly force:
 

                      9/28/01 6:18:16 PM, ET — As first reported yesterday, FAA has issued a notam warning pilots that commercial and private aircraft flying inside or close to restricted or prohibited areas will be intercepted and may be forced down by armed military aircraft. The military will use deadly force as a last resort after all other means of moving the aircraft away from the sensitive area have been exhausted. The FAA is also warning pilots that the new restricted and prohibited areas being created will not be shown on current charts.

                      If a pilot is approached by a military aircraft, he must follow the interception procedures in the Aeronautical Information Manual and comply with any instructions given by the military or FAA controllers. Pilots should attempt to establish contact with the intercepting aircraft or air traffic control on 121.5 MHz

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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  -- you had BETTER read -- the AIM procedures at http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm ]

AOPA says this about the NOTAM "AOPA has always opposed a 'no-questions-asked' shoot-down policy," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "But in these extraordinary times, should an organization of responsible pilots oppose a policy that our government believes is necessary to protect national security?""AOPA will demand that the military take every possible precaution to preclude shooting down an innocent aircraft, including ensuring that interceptors can communicate on the VHF frequencies used by civilian aircraft."

In addition, more sensitive areas will now be protected by added restricted and prohibited areas.

EAA has these words: "This new policy makes it EXTREMELY vital that general aviation pilots read and understand all NOTAMs prior to their flights. EAA is maintaining its efforts to reopen additional airspace and resume general aviation activities as they were prior to Sept. 11.  At the same time, as national security concerns remain the highest priority, EAA urges aviators to follow current flight restrictions exactly."

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
(Don't shoot the messenger)

BELOW IS THE MAIN UPDATED NOTAM TEXT. COLORING ADDED BY WEBMASTER.
FDC 1/0586 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139, THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:
THE FOLLOWING NOTAMS ARE CANCELED:

                       !FDC 1/0532
                       !FDC 1/0530
                       !FDC 1/0523
                       !FDC 1/0471
                      !FDC 1/0356
                       !FDC 1/0347 (and International 1/0348)
                       !FDC 1/0345 (and International 1/0346)
                       !FDC 1/0313



Changes and additions from FDC 1/0586 to FDC 1/0613 and 1/0617 are in thiscolor;
a strikethrough shows parts cancelled


FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 1 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THIS IS 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.

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -
SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 1.139, THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY 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 IRPORT/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 8

FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 2 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.

PART I. DEFINITIONS:

E. AIRSPACE

     1. CLASS B AIRSPACE AS DEFINED IN 14 CFR SECTION 71.41.

     2. "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.
[Added by Webmaster: Graphical representation of the Enhanced Class B airspace.]

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:

A. 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.

END PART 2 OF 8

FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 3 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

 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.

 5. PART 137 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

 6. PART 91 (IFR) OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

 7. EXCEPT FOR THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM, PART 91 (IFR) OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED INSIDE  "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING: NEWS REPORTING OPERATIONS AND TRAFFIC WATCH FLIGHT OPERATIONS, CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS, SIGHTSEEING OPERATIONS (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.

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FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 4 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

 8. ALL PART 91 (IFR) OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE AND HAWAIIAN AIRSPACE OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B  AIRSPACE."

 9. POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS (IFR) ARE AUTHORIZED FOR U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN "ENHANCED CLASS B" AIRSPACE AREAS, EXCEPT THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM.

10. 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 THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC 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.

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FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 5 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -
PART II.

11. AIRBORNE CANCELLATION OF IFR IS AUTHORIZED IN AIRSPACE WHERE VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

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

13. VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

14. 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.

15. U.S. AIRCRAFT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE BEACON CODE REQUIREMENT.

16. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS PLEASE  CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.  (1-800-992-7433)

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.

END PART 5 OF 8

FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 6 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART III.

     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 WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S., EXCEPT THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC 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  [Webmaster: They're missing a word or two here]

     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 6 OF 8

FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 7 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART III.

     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 7 OF 8

FDC 1/0613 FDC PART 8 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE IFR OPERATIONS IN 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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 !FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 1 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S. THIS IS 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.

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -
SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139, THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY 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 8

!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 2 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.

PART I. DEFINITIONS:
E. AIRSPACE

     1.CLASS B AIRSPACE AS DEFINED IN 14 CFR SECTION 71.41.

     2."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.

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:

B. 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.  [Webmaster note: What is "loitering with an aircraft? Whatever it is, don't do it!]

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!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 3 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

 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.

 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. U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 137 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

7. U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 (VFR) OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".  [EAA NOTE: there are no restrictions to Part 91 VFR flight  outside enhanced Class B or the established TFR’s, Prohibited Areas and restricted Areas.  Transponders or flight plans are not required for VFR flight unless specified in FAR 91.]

 8. PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT IFR/VFR OPERATIONS IN ALL AIRSPACE EXCEPT THE TFR AIRSPACES OF NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC AND SPORTING EVENT-OPEN AIR ASSEMBLIES, AND THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" IN BOSTON. AN ATC ASSIGNED BEACON CODE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THESE OPERATIONS.

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!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 4 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

 9. FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS (SEE DEFINITION) AND PROFICIENCY/CURRENCY/STUDENT SOLO OPERATIONS (NO INSTRUCTOR REQUIRED) ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" FOR PILOTS OF SINGLE AND MULT-ENGINE NON-TURBOJET POWERED AND NON-POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 12,500 POUNDS OR LESS.   [EAA NOTE: Turboprop and  reciprocating (piston) engine powered aircraft are authorized to conduct training.]

10. FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS (SEE DEFINITION) WITHIN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", EXCEPT THE BOSTON "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS, VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS AND SUPERVISED STUDENT SOLO  OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR SINGLE AND MULTI-ENGINE  NON-TURBOJET POWERED, NON-POWERED, AND ROTOR DRIVEN PISTON POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 6000 POUNDS OR LESS. [EAA NOTE: Turboprop engine powered aircraft are authorized to conduct training.]

11. POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN "ENHANCED CLASS  B" AIRSPACE AREAS, EXCEPT THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM. [EAA NOTE: Experimental amateur-built  aircraft are considered by the FAA to be “manufacturer production” aircraft for the initial test flight phase.] [CLICK HERE FOR THE REFERENCES 1 and 3.]

[Webmaster note: this section - FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 4 Paragraph 11 -- is about SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS not IFR!]

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!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 5 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

12. 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 THE BOSTON  ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC 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.

13. ALL PART 91 (VFR) OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE AND HAWAIIAN AIRSPACE OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

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

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!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 6 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART II.

15. 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 OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" WITH/WITHOUT A DISCRETE BEACON CODE AT THEIR REQUEST.

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

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

18. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.
[From Webmaster:Don't forget, to get current information 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 to find out about any changes in airspace.]

PART III.

C. 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.

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!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 7 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART III.

   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.

  G. THE AIRCRAFT AVOID "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

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!FDC 1/0617 FDC PART 8 OF 8 SPECIAL NOTICE VFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -

PART III.

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.

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 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.

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.

  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. (1-800-992-7433)

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 WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS, WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S., EXCEPT THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY  FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC 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.

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.[EAA NOTE: The following FAR Part 103 Ultralight operations are authorized:

           1.      Outside enhanced Class B. - All operations to include flight training under the exemption (solo and dual).

            2.      Inside enhanced Class B - All operations to include flight training under the exemption (solo and dual).]   See further EAA waiver information by clicking HERE.]

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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. [Webmaster note: Don't forget, to get current information 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 to find out about any changes in airspace.]

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!FDC 1/0628 FDC PART 1 OF 9 SPECIAL NOTICE OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S.
THIS IS 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 IN THE U.S.".

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS -
 SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139, THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:
[We're skipping this NOTAM which has to do with flying from the U.S. to and from other countries]





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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IN ADDITION, ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE 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. WIE UNTIL UFN
Again, you can read the AIM 5-6-2 at http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm

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Note: There are other NOTAMS having to do with the restricted airspace around New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. These are not reprinted here but can be found at EAA sites:http://eaa.org/news/notam_dca.html  and  http://eaa.org/news/notam_jfk.html
Also, there are TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) all around the country.

THESE ARE THE NEW RULES AS OF 2115 EDT 09/28/01

( "Pop" quiz in the morning!)


FAA Preparing to Issue "Shootdown" NOTAM;
Clarifications on other NOTAMs issued

0700 EDT     09/28/01

Though not yet issued as of this time and date, AOPA sent out this warning last night:

9/27/01 7:52:30 PM — AOPA learned tonight that the FAA is preparing to issue a notam warning pilots that military aircraft now have the authority to intercept, and if necessary as a last resort, shoot down civilian aircraft that enter restricted and prohibited areas without authorization. FAA will also warn pilots that that new restricted and prohibited areas are being created that will not be on shown on current charts.

Under the new authority, general aviation aircraft or airliners that enter restricted or prohibited airspace may be intercepted by military aircraft. If a pilot is approached by a military aircraft, he must follow the interception procedures in the Aeronautical Information Manual and comply with any instructions given by the military or FAA controllers. Pilots should attempt to establish contact with the intercepting aircraft or air traffic control on 121.5 MHz.
          [You can read  -- you BETTER read -- the AIM procedures at http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm ]

 "AOPA has always opposed a "no-questions-asked" shoot-down policy," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "But in these extraordinary times, should an organization of responsible pilots oppose a policy that our government believes  is necessary to protect national security?"

AOPA writes this about the expected NOTAM: "The consequences of miscommunication now could be deadly."

Don't forget, to get current information 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 to find out about any changes in airspace. This also applies to Part 103 (ultralight) pilots.
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The NOTAM texts for NOTAM references listed below have already been given in yesterday's notices.
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Both AOPA and EAA discussed  NOTAM FDC 1/0530 about avoiding flying over anything on the ground that is big or might be important. "Since most of these sites are not marked on any map and the term 'industrial complex' has not been defined, we urge pilots to use common sense when looking for and avoiding such sites."

Also the term "loiter" is very open to interpretation.
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Besides the other new NOTAM, AOPA and EAA have received clarifications about pipeline and powerline operators being able to conduct both VFR and IFR operations anywhere except near New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston;  sporting events and open air assemblies. They need a discrete transponder code to do this. (FDC 1/0523)

EAA and AOPA have received this clarifications about ultralights and airshows:

From FAA Headquarters, AFS-800
To All Aviation Flight Standards Divisional Managers :

This to clarify the information contained in various NOTAMs with regard to part 103 ultralight operations, parachute operations, and airshows. This clarification has been coordinated with air traffic here at HQ.

Regarding Ultralight operations:
1. Outside enhanced Class B. - All part 103 ultralight operations (powered and unpowered) to include flight training under the training exemption issued to the four ultralight organizations. The flight training is for both solo and dual.

2. Inside enhanced Class B - All part 103 ultralight operations (powered and unpowered) to include flight training under the exemption issued to the four ultralight organizations. The flight training is limited to dual only.

3. Exemption holders are: USUA, EAA, ASC, USHGA.

4. There is NO requirement for a transponder inside of any (enhanced or  normal) class B airspace.
 

Regarding airshows:
1. Airshows are authorized by FDC NOTAM 1/0356 for shows outside of enhanced Class B airspace.

2. Airshows are excepted from FDC NOTAM 1/0298which establishes a TFR [Temporary Flight Restriction] for major professional or collegiate sporting event or any other major open air assembly of people. Airshows are authorized by the FAA via  waivers.

Regarding Parachute operations:
1. Parachute operations (to include demo jumps over congested areas) are authorized by FDC NOTAM 1/0356 for drops outside of enhanced Class B airspace for which a TFR has not been established.

2. Demo jumps may not be conducted into airspace above a major  professional or collegiate sporting event or any other major open air assembly of people for which a TFR has been established.

3. Demo jumps are authorized for events for which a TFR has not been established.

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Testing Experimentals

AOPA also wrote that production testing of aircraft weighing less than 95,000 pounds is now authorized with some restrictions. (FDC Notam 1/0532)

EAA note: FAA headquarters (9/27/01 @ 3:30 pm) has provided EAA with an interpretation of the above NOTAM.

1st: US company is defined as a "US Company" or a "US citizen" acting as a "manufacturer" of an experimental amateur-built aircraft or an independent A&P (US Citizen).

2nd: Test flight call sign - a VFR or IFR flight plan is required and in the remarks section enter "flight test per FDC Notam 1/0532". For experimental amateur-built aircraft operators and independent A&P's your call sign during the test flight will be, for example "N2345WB Test Flight." and

3rd: Comply with all other IFR procedures in effect - within enhanced Class B airspace only IFR operations are allowed, including all test flights. Outside enhanced Class B airspace, test flights can be either VFR (per FDC NOTAM 1/0356) or IFR. EAA needs to reinforce knowledge of operating limitations to builders/owners/pilots of experimental amateur-built aircraft, these state test flights can only be done VFR, e.g., no test flying within enhanced Class B airspace.
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Flight simulators? ----

EAA noted: An amendment to Senate Bill 1447, introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Sept. 26, would include checks on individuals using instructional flight simulators or flight training devices.
  If enacted, would this apply to Microsoft Flight Simulator since the terrorists also used that MS product?
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John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
EAA 1313


Keep away from:
Savannah River Site, Plant Vogtle, Clarks Hill/Thurmond and other dams --
Don't even circle!

0800EDT 09/27/01
All,

This NOTAM was not sent out by AOPA or the other organizations (they must have missed it, it's buried in a pile of NOTAMs) but impacts us here directly --- avoid interception! The NOTAM would seem to mean even over industrial areas in Augusta, Georgia, and other cities, and even out in the country where some large refineries have located, and any power plants, even non-nuclear (the sectionals don't have all the things listed -- so I guess you fly only over grasslands and between cities). Notice it reads "advised to avoid" -- you'll have to interpret that yourself.
 

Thu, 27 Sep 2001 11:55:00 GMT
NOTAM FDC 1/0530
SPECIAL NOTICE.... 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.
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Of course, the intercept NOTAM is still in effect:

FDC 1/9875 ZZZ U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE, 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. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT 'TA" ON THEIR TCAS EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.

Again, you can read the AIM 5-6-2 at http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm

John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
EAA 1313


Criminal Background Checks for Student Pilots?

0030EDT 09/27/01
All,

No new NOTAMs but a bill has been introduced in Congress to require flight students to get a criminal background check. AOPA's President Boyer has written a letter to protest this but I bet it will still be passed in Congress. After all, as a teacher I had to pay for a criminal background check, then to get my Commercial Driving License I had to do the same again; then to get my concealed weapon's permit I had to do the same again (plus fingerprints) -- the FBI should have a clearing house for these so a person doesn't have to pay the $35 or so each time. My commercial driving license is for school buses -- but they are required of anyone driving a commercial vehicle -- yet that hasn't stopped some terrorists from getting a commercial license to drive a big rig, and with a HAZMAT endorsement! So I can't see how this would stop terrorist student pilots.

Here's what AOPA wrote:

Sept. 26 — The first of what will be many bills addressing aviation security was introduced in Congress recently — this one would require flight students to pay for a criminal background check before taking lessons. However, AOPA  maintains that it was the failure of government agencies already charged with checking the backgrounds of people entering the United States that allowed the  terrorists into the country. In a letter today to the bill's sponsor, Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), AOPA President Phil Boyer wrote that AOPA "would be pleased to work with you on proposals to enhance the procedures of the government agencies that allowed terrorists to enter the country and enroll in  flight training," but he also warned that the legislation as written would penalize "an entire industry that has no direct responsibility for who is allowed to enter  the country...the financial burden of a background check will cause many of those with an interest in learning to fly to simply not try at all."
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Also, AOPA is the organization with the best lobby for GA -- General Aviation -- and they are on top of things faster than EAA and they don't take a break on the weekends like EAA! check out:http://aopa.org
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John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 172
EAA Chapter 1313


Ultralight Instructors in Enhanced Class B; Leaders testify;
Reminder about SCATANA

0600 EDT 09/26/01
All,

Not much more except for some clarifications has come from the FAA.  Aviation organization leaders testified yesterday before the House aviation subcommittee. Also, since it seems that an attack by US forces may occur soon, the FAA reminds us about SCATANA. There are some new NOTAMS about Berundi and Ethiopia but since they don't apply to most of us you can look them up yourselves. There is a problem about high powered cordless phones affecting aviation communications in the U.S. and the Bahamas and particularly in Harrison, Michigan (the FAA singled out that city).
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FAA Provides Clarification On Ultralights

Sue Gardner, FAA Flight Standards, has asked that EAA  provide the following clarification regarding FAR Part 103 ultralight operations.

     1.Outside enhanced Class B. - All operations to include  flight training under the exemption (solo and dual).
     2.Inside enhanced Class B - All operations to include flight  training under the exemption (dual only).

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Boyer asks Congress to help free the GA 41,000
                      9/25/01 4:44:40 PM, ET — AOPA President Phil Boyer this afternoon asked Congress to help free the GA 41,000, the aircraft currently trapped in 30 enhanced Class B airspace areas and the two no-fly zones around Washington, D.C., and New York. Testifying before the House aviation subcommittee, Boyer said, "In 28 of those Class B areas, no VFR flying is allowed, and 85% of general aviation pilots can only fly VFR. Yet in those 28 cities, dual flight  instruction is allowed. So a pilot like Mr. Hayes (a member of the aviation subcommittee from North Carolina) can't fly out of Charlotte. That doesn't make sense. And in New York and Washington, general aviation is shut down completely. Montgomery County Airport, for example was the third busiest airport in Maryland, contributing $15 million a year to the economy, and it's stopped dead in its tracks."

EAA President and CEO Tom Poberezny led off testimony from a panel of general aviation leaders before the U.S.  Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation on Tuesday afternoon. Joining Tom in Washington, D.C., were EAA Aviation Foundation President Dick Hanson and EAA Washington Office Director Doug Macnair.

Tom said the panel’s testimony was well received by the committee, which appeared very supportive of their urgent concerns: The prudent reopening of enhanced Class B airspace to allow some 40,000 aircraft currently grounded to fly again, and the dire economic straights in which many small GA-related business owners (FBOs, flight instructors, etc.) are facing under the continual flight restrictions.
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From DOT/DOD/FCC  (Department of Transportation [including FAA], Department of Defense, Federal Communications Commission):
FAA Order 7610.4, Appendix 17 has been established for the implementation anytime of the SCATANA (Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Navigation Aids) plan which will be actuated immediately when an "Air Defense Emergency" exists. An Air Defense Emergency is defined as: "an emergency condition which exists when an attack upon the continental United States, Alaska, Canada or US installations in Greenland by hostile aircraft or missiles is considered probable, imminent or is taking place." A Defense Emergency also exists when "a major attack is made upon US forces overseas or allied forces in any area." "Federal [ and non-federal ] NAVAIDS: radio beacons, VOR/DME, VORTAC, TACAN and ILS/MLS" may be shut down completely or in certain areas.

The FAA writes "At the time a portion or all of SCATANA is implemented, ATC facilities will broadcast appropriate instructions received from the military over available ATC frequencies. Depending on instructions received from the military, VFR flights may be directed to land at the nearest available airport, and IFR flights will be expected to proceed as directed by ATC."

The FAA writes "all pilots should guard an ATC or FSS frequency at all times while conducting flight operations."
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John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13


Airshows permitted; blimps allowed to fly IFR

0030 EDT 09/25/01

All,
Two recent NOTAMs put out over the past couple of days (NOTAMs 0267 and 0356) specifically allow airshows outside of  Enhanced Class B. This resolved the problem of flying over "ANY OTHER MAJOR OPEN AIR ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE" as prohibited by NOTAM FDC 1/0298. So it seems that, in some cases after the fact, airshows and fly-ins are legal.

Also, as pointed out by AOPA, there is the authorization of blimps (like the Goodyear and Fuji) being allowed to fly now, but they must do it IFR (some think the NOTAM writers should take a break, get some sleep, and read over what they write, but again, they may be told what to write by the NSA -- National Security Agency).

There was testimony in the U.S. House of representatives on Monday in a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting where the ranking member Jim Oberstar (Minnesota) said  he shares the committee chairman  Don Young's view of the importance of general aviation and indicated that he had already written to National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, to "urge her to lift the restrictions on VFR flights and boundaries of Class Bravo airspace and for flight school operations anywhere in the country." He closed by saying that he would work with the chairman to "develop a relief package for those sectors of the aviation industry not subject to the provisions of this bill."

AOPA President Phil Boyer will testify before the House Aviation Subcommittee today (September 25) and outline the elements of what AOPA believes should be included in relief legislation. EAA President Tom Poberezny will also testify on behalf of general and recreational aviation, as well as flight  instruction.

Don't forget, to get current information 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 to find out about any changes in airspace.

Also, stolen from the AOPA Website, here is a graphical representation of the Enhanced Class B airspace.

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           NOTAM 0356: Lists Authorized VFR Operations

                    Replaces NOTAM 0267 [which replaces NOTAM 0224 -- issued 09/20/01]

!FDC 1/0356 FDC PART 1 OF 4 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..

ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR
TRAFFIC RULES), PART 91 IFR AND VFR AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE
AUTHORIZED AS SPECIFIED IN NOTAMS 1/0347 AND 1/0348. TO THE EXTENT
THAT CONTRARY LANGUAGE EXISTS, THIS NOTAM SHALL SUPERCEDE.

NOTE: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, THE "TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE
U.S." MEANS THE AIRSPACE OVER THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES AND
POSSESSIONS AND THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE WATERS BETWEEN THE
U.S. COAST AND 12 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE U.S. COAST.

NOTE: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, AN OVERFLIGHT MEANS THE
AIRCRAFT TAKES OFF FROM AND LANDS AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S.,
ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS BUT ENROUTE TRANSITS THE
TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. WITHOUT LANDING IN THE U.S., ITS
TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

END PART 1 OF 4

!FDC 1/0356 FDC PART 2 OF 4 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..

NOTE: FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTAM, "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE"
IS DEFINED AS THAT AIRSPACE WITHIN THE EXTREME LATERAL LIMIT OF
CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM SURFACE TO INFINITY (I.E. SUCH OPERATIONS ARE
NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN, BELOW, OR ABOVE CLASS B AIRSPACE):

PART I. EXCEPT FOR THE OPERATIONS LISTED BELOW, PART 91 VFR
OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE
U.S., FOR U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT, PROVIDED THAT THOSE OPERATIONS
ARE CONDUCTED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

A. THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IFR ONLY:

     1. NEWS REPORTING OPERATIONS

     2. CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS

     3. SIGHT SEEING FLIGHT OPERATIONS (IN ROTORCRAFT AND AIRPLANES)  CONDUCTED FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE (UNDER PART 91, PURSUANT TO THE EXCEPTION IN 119.1(e)(2))

     4. TRAFFIC WATCH FLIGHT OPERATIONS

     5. AIRSHIP/BLIMP OPERATIONS

                         PART 2 OF 4

!FDC 1/0356 FDC PART 3 OF 4 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..

E) B. EXAMPLES OF AUTHORIZED VFR OPERATIONS, OUTSIDE "ENHANCED  CLASS B AIRSPACE" INCLUDE:

     1. AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REPOSITIONING.

     2. AIRSHOWS.

     3. BALLOON FLIGHTS-BOTH COMMERCIAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL.

     4. CIVIL AIR PATROL.

     5. GLIDERS.

     6. MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION FLIGHT TESTS.

     7. MAPPING/PHOTOGRAPHY MISSIONS.

     8. PIPELINE/POWERLINE INSPECTIONS.

     9. SEAPLANES.

   10. SKYDIVING.

   11. ULTRALIGHTS.

   12. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS.

 PART II. THE FOLLOWING PART 91 IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHIN   THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

                         PART 3 OF 4

 !FDC 1/0356 FDC PART 4 OF 4 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..

    1. FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT DEPARTING THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.

    2. FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT OVERFLYING THE U.S. WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT LESS THAN 95,000 POUNDS.

   3. VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS.

                         PART III. AUTHORIZATIONS.

       1. ALL PART 91 IFR/VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE.

      2. ALL PART 91 IFR/VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN HAWAIIAN AIRSPACE OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

     3. WITHIN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE," ALL MILITARY,MEDIVAC, RESCUE/RECOVERY, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION AIRCRAFT CAN CONDUCT IFR OR VFR OPERATIONS USING AN ATC-ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

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

                       PART IV. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT  LOCAL FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.

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John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
 
 


Part 137 Ag operations again banned;
AOPA and others working for opening Class B
1300 EDT 09/24/01

Of all the "alphabet" pilot/flying organizations, AOPA  at http://aopa.org, seems to be keeping on top of what is happening! We know that yesterday was Church day for many, but the FAA is operating 24/7 and sending out notices at all times day and night. Only AOPA was keeping updated yesterday (Sunday, September 23). More than a week ago AOPA set up a mirror Webserver to handle the traffic load (you are switched to it automatically).

The NAAA (National Agricultural Aviation Association) did have some explanation about the cropdusters. The FBI has asked all their members "to be vigilant to any suspicious activity relative to the use, training in or acquisition of dangerous chemicals or airborne application of same, including threats, unusual purchases, suspicious behavior by employees or customers, and unusual contacts with the public. Members should report any suspicious circumstances or information to local FBI offices."

This warning would probably apply to any FBOs that are able to operate. Until the terrorist cells in the country are uncovered and their members arrested we will have constant changes/updates to the NOTAMS with modifications to the exclusionary zones etc.

There is a reminder 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 to find out about any changes in airspace.
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Part 137 agricultural operations banned Monday as  well:
From AOPA:
                      09/24/01 11:30 AM, ET — FAA has again banned Part 137 agricultural ("cropduster") operations today for national security reasons. The ban includes all aircraft "capable or equipped for agricultural operations," whether they are flying under Part 137 or any other FAR (for example, Part 91). The latest ban  remains in effect until 12:05 a.m. local time Sept. 25. AOPA again reminds pilots that they must check all notams immediately prior to starting any flight.

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From AOPA:
Monday, September 24, 2001 12:01:00 PM
FDC 1/0405 FDC ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES), FOR REASONS OF  NATIONAL SECURITY ALL PART 137 (AGRICULTURAL/CROPDUSTER) OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED  ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2001, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL 12:05 A.M. LOCAL SEPTEMBER 25, 2001, IN EACH TIME ZONE. IN ADDITION, NO AIRCRAFT CAPABLE OF OR EQUIPPED FOR AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS MAY OPERATE UNDER ANY OTHER F.A.R. PART CERTIFICATION  DURING THIS TIMEFRAME. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS FOR PART 137 FIRE FIGHTING TANKERS FLYING UNDER PUBLIC USE AND EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION FOR FIRE FIGHTING PURPOSES. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES IN U.S. DOMESTIC AIRSPACE.
 

09/24/01 10:51:00 AM, ET — AOPA staff continued efforts through the weekend to “free the GA 41,000.” That’s the number of general aviation aircraft trapped inside enhanced Class B airspace and the Washington, D.C. and New York  exclusionary zones. Those aircraft account for some 22 million flights per year. Although the aircraft could fly IFR (except in the Washington and New York areas), 90% of all GA flights are conducted VFR, and AOPA estimates that only 15% of GA pilots are current to fly IFR.

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The NBAA (National Busines Aircraft Association) reminds everyone that the Interception NOTAM is still in effect:

NOTAM 9875: NAS Intercept Procedures

                         FDC 1/9875 ZZZ U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE, 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. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT 'TA" ON THEIR TCAS EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.

Again, you can read the AIM 5-6-2 at http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm

John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
EAA 1313


Ag operations banned again;
VFR-on-top and airborne IFR activating OK
2000 EDT 09/23/01

Still not word of further opening up Enhanced Class B airspace other than what was reported earlier about flight instruction.

If you watched "60 Minutes" this evening they went into more detail about one or more of the terrorists considering using agplanes for some attack. The National Security Agency is concerned about terrorists who are still at large in this country using cropdusters. So, they grounded cropdusters again. This happened around 1630 EDT today and is in effect until 0005 local time tomorrow (12:05 AM for us in EDT) (why that time?).

Now, for the third time since September 11, Part 137 ag operations specifically have been banned:

FDC 1/0398 FDC ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES), FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY ALL PAR 137 (AGRICULTUREAL/CROPDUSTER) OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23,2001, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL 12:05 A.M. LOCAL SEPTEMBER 24,2001, IN EACH TIME ZONE. IN ADDITION, NO AIRCRAFT CAPABLE OF OR EQUIPPED FOR AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS MAY OPERATE UNDER ANY OTHER F.A.R. PART CERTIFICATION DURING THIS TIMEFRAME. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS FOR PART 137 FIRE FIGHTING TANKERS FLYING UNDER PUBLIC USE AND EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION FOR FIRE FIGHTING PURPOSES. THIS NOTAM APPLIES TO THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES IN U.S.DOMESTIC AIRSPACE.
 

From AOPA

FAA bans Part 137 agricultural operations
09/23/01 4:39:10 PM, ET — FAA banned Part 137 agricultural ("cropduster") operations once again on Sunday. The ban includes all aircraft "capable or equipped for agricultural operations," whether they are flying under Part 137 or any other FAR (for example, Part 91). The ban remains in effect until 12:05 a.m. local time Sept. 24. AOPA again reminds pilots that they must check all notams immediately prior to starting any flight.

 09/23/01 6:51:27 PM, ET
AOPA President Phil Boyer congratulated pilots "for following the sometimes complex airspace procedures, and adapting to the special regulations." General aviation pilots demonstrated their professionalism and did their best to adhere to the sometimes confusing and changing rules. AOPA staff worked through the weekend to ensure that pilots not only had the most recent information, but also  clear explanations of what the latest notams really meant.

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Neither EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) nor NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) had any mention of this. NBAA, however, did remind pilots about the NOTAM change for VFR-on-top and taking off VFR and activating and cancelling IFR while in the air.

FDC 1/0348 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
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PART I - U.S. OPERATIONS.
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                   7. AIRBORNE CANCELLATION OF IFR CLEARANCE IS NOW AUTHORIZED.

                   8. PILOTS ARE NOW AUTHORIZED TO DEPART VFR TO ACTIVATE IFR CLEARANCES AIRBORNE.

                   9. VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE NOW AUTHORIZED.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13



Nothing much new except perhaps TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions)
0900 EDT 09/23/01

All,

Both EAA and AOPA tell us that we should contact a FSS or call directly to the FAA Command (might be better since across the country the FAA Flight Service Stations are still getting it wrong ). There have been no changes since 0000UTC (UTC is the new term for Zulu time) on 092101. Instructors with gross takeoff weight less than 6000 pounds can fly both inside and outside of most Enhanced Class B areas. Speculation: An instructor could take a student who has a VFR plane locked in the Enhanced Class B up for a training flight and continue outside the Enhanced Class B to an airport of the Student's choosing and leave the plane there! You can most of the e-mail information that has been sent out at:  http://jcmservices.net/notams.htm

Also, ultralight pilots, with the Change in part 103, the rules apply to you too!

Bill Dunn, AOPAs VP Regional Affairs writes:

Check notams before flying
       09/22/01 5:25:46 PM, ET — Do not proceed with any flight (pattern work, CAVU weather, etc.) without checking for the latest notams. AOPA has been advised that the FAA may amend some of the present VFR requirements. These will be posted on AOPA Online when and if decisions are reached and these notams are initiated.

The official word that student solo outside of enhanced Class B airspace and TFRs (temporary flight  restrictions) is going out to FSSs now.

EAA writes:
Saturday, September 22, found several EAA Headquarter's staff members continuing their work toward EAA's goal of restoring  general aviation flight privileges to the same status as existed prior to the tragic events of September 11. EAA's executive staff and members of EAA's Government Programs staff here in Oshkosh and Washington D.C. spent most of the day finalizing  the testimony papers that EAA President Tom Poberezny will present to the House Aviation Subcommittee on Tuesday, September 25 ...

This is the NOTAM about the TFR -- Temporary Flight Restrictions

FDC 1/0224
PART IV - SPECIAL INFORMATION.
                              6.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 PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

                              9.IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT THE FAA COMMAND CENTER AT 703-787-8351 OR 703-787-8179.

And this the the TFR closest to the Augusta, Georgia, CSRA area:

Saturday, September 15, 2001 2:01:16 PM

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 5000 FEET AGL WITHIN A 5 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3048N/08131W AND THE CRAIG /CRG/ VORTAC 002 DEGREE RADIAL AT 27 NAUTICAL MILES. KINGS BAY NAVAL BASE, 912-673-2990 IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. MACON /MCN/ AFSS 478-784-1155 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

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And this is the part that includes "Large Crowds" which is still subject to constant change and interpretation. The FAA interpreted the crowd at the Wrens, Georgia, Centennial Celebration to be a "Large Crowd" -- probably won't be more than 2000 people!

FDC 1/0298 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.
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An still some don't understand that the Enhanced Class B airspace is the farthest limit of Class B (not just the 30 nm limit) and goes from surface to infinity -- no "shelf" "veil" etc.

FDC 1/0356 FDC PART 2 OF 4 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
NOTE: FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTAM, "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" IS DEFINED AS THAT AIRSPACE WITHIN THE EXTREME LATERAL LIMIT OF CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM SURFACE TO INFINITY (I.E. SUCH OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN, BELOW, OR ABOVE CLASS B AIRSPACE):

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And still you can be intercepted, so you have to follow the rules and remember, that during peacetime the F-15s, F-16s etc. while in the MOA (for instance, the Bulldog MOAs) didn't carry live ammunition. They do now!

!FDC 1/9875 ZZZ U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE, 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. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT 'TA" ON THEIR TCAS EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.

(AIM 5-6-2 can be read at  AIM 5-6-2)
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John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313


FAA approves resumption of most flight training activities --
Even inside of Enhanced Class B if less than 6,000 pounds gross
2045 EDT 09/21/01

OK, Steve (all the Steves who instruct), Rusty and others, warm up your engines . . . this is in effect at 8:00 PM this evening!

FROM AOPA:
9/21/2001 7:00:23 PM — The FAA has just released a notam permitting the  resumption of most flight training activities. The notam, which is effective at  0000Z (8 p.m. ET) tonight, allows VFR flight training in non-turbojet aircraft and gliders (weighing less than 12,500 pounds) outside of enhanced Class B airspace.

Within enhanced Class B airspace, with the exception of the Boston enhanced Class B and the Washington and New York exclusion areas (see TFR), VFR flight training in single- and multi-engine piston-powered aircraft under 6,000 pounds is permitted. (Almost all single-engine and light twin piston powered aircraft are less than 6,000).

Flight training, for the purposes of the notam, means with a certificated flight instructor on board and acting as PIC. Solo flight does not qualify.   “We’re absolutely delighted that the majority of the nation’s flight training operations can get back in the air this weekend,” said AOPA President Phil Boyer. “This is fantastic news for a segment of our industry that was suffering  greatly.

FROM EAA:       Updated: 9/21/01 - 6:14 p.m.

 EAA continues its efforts with officials throughout the federal government, supplying economic impact information from extensive surveys developed and collected over the past week by  its affiliate, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI).
 

(Note that AOPA jumped on top of the notice before EAA)

FDC 1/0345 FDC PART 1 OF 2 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER  22, 2001 0000 UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR 91.139 EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES:

1.IN ALL AIRSPACE OUTSIDE ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE, VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR SINGLE AND MULTI-ENGINE NON-TURBOJET POWERED  AND NON-POWERED (E.G., GLIDERS) AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT OF 12,500 POUNDS OR LESS.

2.FOR THOSE AIRPORTS WITHIN ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREAS, EXCEPT THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO FDC NOTICE 1/9953, VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR SINGLE AND MULTI-ENGINE PROPELLER AND ROTOR DRIVEN PISTON POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED GROSS TAKE-OFF WEIGHT OF 6,000 POUNDS OR LESS.

3.PART 91 SIGHTSEEING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALL AIRSPACE OUTSIDE ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AND OUTSIDE THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO FDC NOTICE 1/9953.

 4.MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT OF 95,000 POUNDS OR LESS WITHIN ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREAS, EXCEPT THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA AND EXCEPT FOR OPERTATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO FDC NOTICE 1/9953.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT LOCAL FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF. ( 1-800-992-7433 )

John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
EAA 1313


Nothing more about flight training;
Enhanced Class B VFR movement NOT allowed; can't fly over a parade.
1800 EDT  09/21/01

All,

Wait before acting when local FAA people permit something --  they may not have authorization to do it, as happened in Kansas City. Telling the F-15s circling above and below you and the Apache helicopter on your tail that the "FSS told me to do it"  might not cut it with steely eyed fighter jocks hyped up by President Bush's speech to the nation.

Some aircraft released prematurely from Kansas City Class B
From AOPA:
9/21/01 2:25:57 PM, ET —

AOPA's network of members and ASN volunteers reported this morning that FAA had allowed some aircraft to move VFR from inside the enhanced Kansas City (Missouri) Class B airspace to airports outside  the restricted airspace. AOPA's staff on scene at FAA headquarters immediately checked with air traffic officials to find out the details of the release. Turns out, local FAA officials had acted prematurely and were not authorized to release the aircraft. VFR aircraft still may not fly inside any enhanced Class B airspace.

AOPA obtained a copy of the the procedures used in Kansas City and this may give a clue to what pilot/owners caught in the Atlanta Enhanced Class B may have to do:
             Aircraft must be transponder equipped.
             Aircraft must be 2-way radio equipped.
             Pilot must file a flight plan — it will be an IFR flight plan, with notation that it is a VFR move.
             Pilot must contact approach control immediately after departure.
             Approach will vector to airport of pilots choice outside the enhanced Class B.
             Aircraft will not be allowed to return to the original airport until the enhanced Class B airspace restriction is lifted.

AOPA writes:   Again, at this time VFR flights are not permitted inside enhanced Class B. However, AOPA expects that FAA will publish a NOTAM within the next few days  that will permit pilots to move aircraft "trapped" inside the enhanced Class Bs. When that NOTAM is published, based on this incident, the procedures may very well look like those listed above.
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9/21/01 9:39:45 AM, ET — AOPA has learned that a decision on flight training activities will be made today. The flight training issue is currently under review at the top levels of the government.

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EAA elaborated more on the NOTAM about flying near stadiums or large crowds of people.
"If you’re out flying, look over your nose and if you’re in an  ultralight, look over your toes," said EAA Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Earl  Lawrence. If you see a stadium, then fly away from it."

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John Magnan also asked about planes flying over the parade route (as had been requested by City officials) during the Wrens City Centennial Celebration parade on September 29.

EAA's Timm Bogenhagen said about that: "Your question about flying over an open air assembly of persons in the parade I would suggest you not do this as I think it would be violating the NOTAM. "

This is Friday night, High School Football Night -- stay away from their stadiums and fields.
 

No answer was given yet to whether a fly-in or an airshow is considered an "open air assembly of people" as defined by the NOTAM FDC 1/0257.

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EAA 172/1313 Secretary John Magnan received this response from EAA about getting "something in writing" from the FAA about ultralight flight instructors:

Subject:       Ultralight clarification
   Date:         Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:30:44 -0500
   From:        Timm Bogenhagen <tbogenhagen@eaa.org>
     To:         "'jcm2@earthlink.net'" <jcm2@earthlink.net>
    CC:         Randy Hansen <rhansen@eaa.org>

John,
Other than verbal from the FAA in Washington Headquarters this is the "in writing" verification for the two-place ultralight training operations. Given the situation the FAA is in I do not expect to receive anything more in writing than this.

Timm Bogenhagen
EAA Ultralight Programs
920-426-6527
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Subject: Re: Ultralight clarification
Author:  Michael Henry at AWAAFS800
Date:    09/20/2001 8:17 AM
 . . .  if it is an N numbered aircraft, the part 91 restriction to flight instruction applies.  However, it may be operated VFR outside enhanced class B airspace.  If it is a two seat ultralight vehicle operated under the exemption, it may be used for flight instruction. Hope this helps.
Mike

John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172
EAA 1313


Flight training, intercept rules, ultralight rules 1000 EDT 09/21/01
An update on flight training should come today, according to AOPA. Also, both ASC and USUA the ultralight organizations have phone numbers to call if you are training students under the ASC or USUA exemptions and are challenged. Also, there is a new FAA/NSA requirement going into effect October 11, 2001, requiring all ultralight pilots to follow all the aircraft rules. Most have, but some were saying "well, I'm really a vehicle, not an aircraft, and I don't have to follow the regular airplane rules."

Reminder to all: Intercept rules are still in effect.

Decision on flight training to come today
                      9/21/01 9:39:45 AM, ET
— AOPA has learned that a decision on flight training
activities will be made today. The flight training issue is currently under review at the top levels of the government. FAA asked AOPA and the AOPA Air Safety  Foundation for recommendations on how to resume flight training. AOPA and ASF staff prepared volumes of research and facts for FAA to present to the National Security Council to demonstrate the safety of flight training and the economic impact the current VFR flight training ban is having.

EVERYONE NEEDED A CONTACT NAME, NOT USE "EAA SAID SO."
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From Aero Sports Connection --- ASC
9/20/01 8:35 AM  Subject: Re: Ultralight clarification

            Author:  Michael Henry at AWAAFS800 [an FAA person]
                  Date:    09/20/2001 8:17 AM

Bill, if it is an N numbered aircraft, the part 91 restriction to  flight instruction applies.  However, it may be operated VFR outside enhanced class B airspace.  If it is a two seat ultralight vehicle operated under the exemption, it may be used for flight instruction. Hope this helps.

Mike
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From USUA:

September 20, 2001 4:30 pm EST - Powered/Unpowered - ALL PART 103 FLIGHTS AUTHORIZED

In conversation with USUA , within the last hour, FAA officials confirmed that all Part 103, powered and Un-powered flight operations, including training operations have been restored.

This means that it is permissible fly all types of ultralights including trikes, powered  parachutes and paragliders, gyroplanes, hang gliders, airplanes, balloons and sailplanes in areas not affected by air space restrictions.

In an effort to ensure smooth operations for Ultralights and Ultralight trainers USUA  advises anyone being challenged by FAA authorities to contact the FAA Command Center for confirmation of their freedom to fly. The FAA Command Center may be  reached at 703-787-8351.
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John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
 
 
 


September 20, 2001 - Alert! Change to Part 103 Alert!

            FAA INCREASES FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR ULTRALIGHTERS

Although the change will not become effective until October 11, 2001, Ultralighters should be aware of recent revisions to Part 103.20 Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of Certain Areas Designated by Notice To Airmen. Specifically, this action amends the ultralight vehicle regulations to include all applicable reference to Temporary Flight Restrictions.

 Since 1985, Part 103.20 has specifically prohibited the operation of an ultralight  vehicle in areas designated in a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) under Part 91.141, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties and Part 91.143, Flight Limitation in the Proximity of Space Flight Operations.

     Amended Part 103.20

Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of Certain Areas Designated by Notice to Airmen

No person may operate an ultralight in areas designated in a Notice to Airmen under Sec. 91.137, Sec. 91.138, and Sec. 91. 141, Sec. 91.143, or Sec.91.145 of this chapter, unless authorized by:
(a) Air Traffic Control (ATC); or
(b) A Flight Standards Certificate of Waiver or Authorization issued for the demonstration or event.

As seen above the amended Part 103.20 now includes those temporary restrictions included in: Sec. 91.137, Temporary Flight Restrictions in the Vicinity of Disaster/Hazard Areas; SEC. 91.138, Temporary Flight Restrictions in National Disaster Areas in the State of Hawaii; Sec 91.141, Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of the Presidential and Other Parties; Sec. 91.143, Flight Limitations in the Proximity of Space Flight Operations and Sec. 91.145, Management of Aircraft Operations in  the Vicinity of Aerial Demonstrations and Major Sporting Events.

An FAA spokesperson, said, "Today there are TFR's (temporary flight restrictions) up all over the country in places that are typically unlikely. It is vital that all aviators take time to become aware of NOTAMS for their flying areas by obtaining a briefing from and FAA briefer or a DUATS report prior to any flight operation."

Ultralight pilots should begin making a call to an FAA Briefer or visit the DUATS website as part of their regular preflight operations routine. Ultralight pilots may obtain a briefing by calling 1-800-WX-BRIEF. When connected to the briefer simply identify  yourself by saying your last name and that you are a pilot (whether you are operating  under Part 103 or Part 91). If only interested in obtaining NOTAM information you should ask for an "Abbreviated Briefing, NOTAMS only". Similar NOTAM information may be obtained online at WWW.duats.com. (see registration procedures for Duats in earlier USUA website posting)

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
 
 



More confusing NOTAMs and trapped airplanes, flight training
1700 EDT, 09/20/01

The FAA has issued a new NOTAM that is confusing in that it could possibly include fly-ins and air shows. If you belong to EAA or AOPA let the EAA and AOPA people know about the confusion (don't contact FAA -- Garvey and Mineta have gone to bat for us -- it's the NSA [National Security Agency] who is calling the shots).

Also there is a problem with the more than 40,000 planes trapped in "Enhanced Class B" airspace --- EAA and AOPA are working to get a way to allow these planes to leave. Perhaps it will be done the way it was managed around New York and Washington, D.C. -- windows of time were given and once you took off you were gone, couldn't turn back for anything (barring an emergency, of course!).

EAA has presented some answers about flight training including ultralight two place training.

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New TFR prohibits flight above sporting events, other open-air assemblies
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 9/20/01 2:13:17 PM, ET — FAA has issued a new temporary flight restriction (TFR) prohibiting flight below 3,000 feet above ground level within a three nautical mile radius of any "any major professional or collegiate sporting event or any other major open air assembly of people." The FAA says the National Security Council insisted on this restriction (see notam).

 "We understand the continuing security concerns," said AOPA President Boyer, "and considering the spectacular nature of some of these events, the intent of  the notam is clear.

"But it also places an extraordinary responsibility on pilots to determine when and where events are taking place. We don't think that is reasonable. We're working with FAA right now to come up with something pilots can reasonably comply with.

 "In the mean time, pilots should comply with the intent of the restriction. Unless   you are being directed by air traffic control, don't fly near stadiums and other places were large numbers of people might be gathering."
 

FDC 1/0257 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.
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AOPA pressing for answers, procedures for moving  "trapped" VFR aircraft
                      Update: 9/20/01 12:31:06 PM, ET —

 Now that FAA has reopened the nation's  airspace to some VFR operations, AOPA is pressing for answers about the  restrictions that still remain in place. Flight training is still prohibited, and VFR  flight is not permitted in "enhanced" Class B airspace surrounding the 30  busiest airports in the United States. [See also the notam.]

AOPA's top priorities now are to get relief for VFR pilots whose aircraft are trapped on the ground inside enhanced Class B airspace and to get approval for  the resumption of at least some flight training activities.

AOPA's airports staff has determined that there are some 41,800 general aviation aircraft based on 282 airports inside the 30 enhanced Class B airspace  areas. Those aircraft would normally account for some 21 million operations a  year. There are also numerous transient aircraft also "trapped" at these airports, unable to fly home VFR.

                      Today AOPA is discussing with FAA procedures for relocating aircraft grounded  inside the DCA and JFK TFRs. Those temporary flight restrictions prohibit all Part 91 IFR and VFR general aviation flights within 25 nautical miles of the Washington, D.C and New York JFK VORs.
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09/20/01 1105 EDT
EAA has received many questions regarding flight training and what is or is not authorized. Here is the simple explanation:

If the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) require you to log the flight time as flight instruction, it is prohibited. Realize that this NOTAM prohibits VFR flight training. IFR flight training can continue if under an IFR flight plan. Discussions regarding the resumption of VFR flight training are expected to resume today (September 20).

Aerobatic practice: The FAA has verified that aerobatic flight practice is not considered flight training and is therefore authorized to be activated outside of enhanced Class B airspace.

Two-place ultralights: The FAA has verified that ultralight instructors and pilots may operate under the various two-place training exemptions, including EAA's exemption.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13


NO BIG CHANGES BUT SOME CONFUSION 09/20/01  1200 EDT
A number of people on the Internet noted that since there is no more "shelf," "veil," "top" etc. to Class B, it is, in effect, Class A airspace! Class B or what it is called now,  "Enhanced Class B" exists from "SURFACE TO INFINITY" as worded by the NOTAMs and starts at the extreme outer limits (as found on the VFR sectionals).

The FAA has reissued (BUT NOT CHANGED SUBSTANTIALLY) the VFR NOTAM, originally published at 2100 EDT 09/19/01, a couple of times, and the latest is now FDC 1/0224. They shortened it and removed more confusing language. They also have a lot of special temporary notices about exceptions for flying in Class B airspace. These include a number of sports stadiums where they gave the local police the authority to permit aircraft to fly within a a certain distance below a certain altitude of the stadium. For example:

!FDC 1/0080 ZLA CA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS PASADENA, CA. EFFECTIVE 0109221830 UTC UNTIL 0109222330 UTC. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1), TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT TO ENHANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY AT THE ROSE BOWL STADIUM. ONLY ACFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 3000 FT MSL. WITHIN A 1 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 340939N/1181004W AND THE LOS ANGELES /LAX/ VORTAC 029 DEGREE RADIAL AT 19 NAUTICAL  MILES. LIEUTENANT TOM OLDFIELD, PHONE 626-744-4625, PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT, IS THE EVENT COORDINATOR. HAWTHORNE /HHR/ AFSS, PHONE 310-970-1341, IS THE FAA COORDINATION  FACILITY.

We won't put all of them here since there are many special notices. It is interesting that they gave the local authorities  the right to decide which aircraft can fly.

AOPA is concerned about the confusion involving flight instruction: What IS flight instruction? Does it count touch-and-goes? What about a flight review? Read below:
AOPA pressing for answers, resumption of flight training
           9/20/01 11:12:34 AM, ET — Now that FAA has reopened the nation's airspace  to some VFR operations, AOPA is pressing for answers about the restrictions  that still remain in place. Flight training is still prohibited, and VFR flight is not permitted in "enhanced" Class B airspace surrounding the 30 busiest airports in the United States.

 AOPA is asking FAA for a clear definition of what flight training activities are prohibited. AOPA members have already asked, for example, if a flight review for  a certificated pilot (such as a BFR or instrument proficiency check) is "flight  training." What about student cross-country solos? Touch-and-goes in the  pattern by either a student or certificated pilot? Practice maneuvers? AOPA will  post FAA's answers as soon as they are available, and will make sure the flight service stations also know the official line from FAA headquarters.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
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09/20/01
FDC 1/0224
                     ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES), PART 91 IFR AND VFR AIRCRAFT OPERATION ARE AUTHORIZED AS SPECIFIED IN NOTAMS 1/0111 AND 1/0112.  TO THE EXTENT THAT CONTRARY LANGUAGE EXISTS, THIS NOTAM SHALL SUPERCEDE.

                     NOTE: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, THE "TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S." MEANS THE AIRSPACE OVER THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE WATERS BETWEEN THE U.S. COAST AND 12 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE U.S. COAST.

NOTE: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, AN OVERFLIGHT MEANS THE AIRCRAFT TAKES OFF FROM AND LANDS AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS BUT ENROUTE TRANSITS THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. WITHOUT LANDING IN THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

NOTE: FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" IS DEFINED AS THAT AIRSPACE WITHIN THE EXTREME LATERAL LIMIT OF CLASS B AIRPACE FROM SURFACE TO INFINITY (I.E. SUCH OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN, BELOW, OR ABOVE CLASS B AIRSPACE):

                     PART I. EXCEPT FOR THE OPERATIONS LISTED BELOW, PART 91 VFR OPERATION ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S., FOR U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT PROVIDED THAT  THOSE OPERATIONS ARE CONDUCTED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

                        A.THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED:
                             1.CIVIL AIRCRAFT VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS
                             2.BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS
                             3.SIGHT SEEING FLIGHT OPERATIONS CONDUCTED FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE UNDER PART 91, PURSUANT TO THE EXCEPTION IN 119.1(e)(2))
                             4.TRAFFIC WATCH FLIGHT OPERATIONS
                             5.AIRSHIP/BLIMP OPERATIONS
                             6.NEWS REPORTING OPERATIONS

                        B.EXAMPLES OF AUTHORIZED OPERATIONS, OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" INCLUDE:
                             1.AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REPOSITIONING.
                             2.BALLOONS.
                             3.CIVIL AIR PATROL.
                             4.GLIDERS.
                             5.MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION FLIGHT TESTS.
                             6.MAPPING/PHOTOGRAPHY MISSIONS.
                             7.PIPELINE/POWERLINE INSPECTIONS.
                             8.SEAPLANES.
                             9.SKYDIVING.
                            10.ULTRALIGHTS.
                            11.WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS.

                     PART II. THE FOLLOWING PART 91 IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL  AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

                        1.FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT DEPARTING THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.
                        2.FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT OVERFLYING THE U.S. WITH A GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT  LESS THAN 95,000 POUNDS.

                     PART III. AUTHORIZATIONS.

                        1.ALL PART 91 IFR/VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE.
                        2.WITHIN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE," ALL MEDIVAC, RESCUE/RECOVERY, FIRE FIGHTING,  LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION AIRCRAFT CAN CONDUCT IFR OR VFR OPERATIONS USING AN ATC-ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.
                        3.COMMERCIAL SPACE OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES.

                     PART IV. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT LOCAL FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.



VFR Airspace Opens  Through Much of U.S. with certain restrictions
2100 EDT 09/19/01
All,

Most, but not all flight privileges have been restored. HOWEVER, WAIT A COUPLE HOURS BEFORE FLYING -- LAST WEEK THE FAA CHANGED ITS MIND AFTER LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR. Then check to see what has been changed (if anything).

Note that NO VFR IS PERMITTED IN CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM THE GROUND TO INFINITY! Don't use that "shell" or inverted cone diagram to see where you can fly. Just use the line on the chart. Still no flight training (sorry Steve, Rusty and others!) and no banner towing, traffic watch/reporting, airship/blimps, and news reporting.

                      Updated: 9/19/01  7:35 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta announced late  today that much of the nation’s airspace available to pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) has been reopened, with restrictions remaining in major metropolitan areas and flight training.

EAA, which has worked diligently over the past week for restoration of general aviation access to the national airspace,
called the move a very positive first step. Earlier Wednesday, EAA president Tom Poberezny received a call from FAA Administrator Jane Garvey, briefing him on the opening of significant national airspace segments to VFR traffic, specifically addressing "recreational flying, air shows, ultralights and a variety of general aviation activities." FAA issued a NOTAM on this issue with specific details on airspace access.

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AOPA wrote:
Some VFR operations restored Boyer's town meeting interrupted with good news that FAA gives partial relief for VFR operations Wednesday, September 19, 2001 8:20:58 PM — While conducting a Pilot Town Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, AOPA President Phil Boyer was called by his staff, advising him that a notam had just been released by the FAA authorizing the limited return of Part 91 VFR flights. "This is an crucial step in restoring the nation's important general aviation system. Rest assured the effort isn't  finished," said Boyer.

VFR is now permitted for U.S. registered aircraft outside of "enhanced" Class B airspace; that is, Class B airspace within the lateral limits from the surface to infinity. No VFR flights are permitted over the top of Class B airspace, nor are VFR operations permitted from airports and airspace "under the shelf" of Class B airspace. In addition, several Temporary Flight Restrictions remain in effect.

Under the FAA notam, VFR flight training operations are prohibited. However, AOPA has been advised by the FAA that this will be discussed at a meeting with the White House on Thursday morning. In addition, restrictions continue to apply to banner towing, traffic watch/reporting, airship/blimps, and news reporting.

                      It is imperative that pilots receive a full briefing from FSS or DUATs and familiarize themselves with the text of the notam below.
 

NOTAMs Updated as of September 19, 2001  7:22pm

All,

A number of people on the Internet noted that since there is no more "shelf," "veil," "top" etc. to Class B, it is, in effect, Class A airspace! Class B or what it is called now,  "Enhanced Class B," exists from "SURFACE TO INFINITY" as worded by the NOTAMs and starts at the extreme outer limits (as found on the VFR sectionals).

The FAA has reissued (BUT NOT CHANGED SUBSTANTIALLY) the VFR NOTAM, originally published at 2100 EDT 09/19/01, a couple of times, and the latest is now FDC 1/0224. They shortened it and removed more confusing language. They also have a lot of special temporary notices about exceptions for flying in Class B airspace. These include a number of sports stadiums where they gave the local police the authority to permit aircraft to fly within a a certain distance below a certain altitude of the stadium. For example:

!FDC 1/0080 ZLA CA.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS PASADENA, CA. EFFECTIVE 0109221830 UTC UNTIL 0109222330 UTC. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1), TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT TO ENHANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY AT THE ROSE BOWL STADIUM. ONLY ACFT OPERATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE AIRSPACE AT AND BELOW 3000 FT MSL. WITHIN A 1 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 340939N/1181004W AND THE LOS ANGELES /LAX/ VORTAC 029 DEGREE RADIAL AT 19 NAUTICAL  MILES. LIEUTENANT TOM OLDFIELD, PHONE 626-744-4625, PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT, IS THE EVENT COORDINATOR. HAWTHORNE /HHR/ AFSS, PHONE 310-970-1341, IS THE FAA COORDINATION  FACILITY.

We won't put all of them here since there are many special notices. It is interesting that they gave the local authorities  the right to decide which aircraft can fly.

AOPA is concerned about the confusion involving flight instruction: What IS flight instruction? Does it count touch-and-goes? What about a flight review? Read below:

AOPA pressing for answers: Resumption of flight training
                      9/20/01 11:12:34 AM, ET — Now that FAA has reopened the nation's airspace  to some VFR operations, AOPA is pressing for answers about the restrictions  that still remain in place. Flight training is still prohibited, and VFR flight is not permitted in "enhanced" Class B airspace surrounding the 30 busiest airports in the United States.

 AOPA is asking FAA for a clear definition of what flight training activities are prohibited. AOPA members have already asked, for example, if a flight review for  a certificated pilot (such as a BFR or instrument proficiency check) is "flight  training." What about student cross-country solos? Touch-and-goes in the  pattern by either a student or certificated pilot? Practice maneuvers? AOPA will  post FAA's answers as soon as they are available, and will make sure the flight service stations also know the official line from FAA headquarters.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
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                       !FDC 1/0215 FDC PART 1 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES), PART 91 IFR AND VFR AIRCRAFT OPERATION ARE AUTHORIZED AS SPECIFIED IN NOTAMS 1/0111 AND 1/0112. TO THE EXTENT THAT CONTRARY LANGUAGE EXISTS, THIS NOTAM SHALL SUPERCEDE. NOTE: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, THE "TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S." MEANS THE AIRSPACE OVER THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND THE AIRSPACE OVERLYING THE WATERS BETWEEN THE U.S.
 COAST AND 12 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE U.S. COAST.

                       NOTE: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, AN OVERFLIGHT MEANS THE AIRCRAFT  TAKES OFF FROM AND LANDS AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS BUT ENROUTE TRANSITS THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. WITHOUT LANDING IN THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.
                       END PART 1 OF 5

                       !FDC 1/0215 FDC PART 2 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
NOTE: FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" IS DEFINED AS THAT AIRSPACE WITHIN THE EXTREME LATERAL LIMIT OF CLASS B AIRPACE FROM SURFACE TO INFINITY (I.E. SUCH OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN, BELOW, OR ABOVE CLASS B AIRSPACE): PART I. EXCEPT FOR THE OPERATIONS LISTED BELOW, PART 91 VFR OPERATION ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.,   FOR U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT PROVIDED THAT THOSE OPERATIONS ARE  CONDUCTED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."
                       A. THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED:
                            1. CIVIL AIRCRAFT VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS
                            2. BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS
                            3. SIGHT SEEING FLIGHT OPERATIONS CONDUCTED FOR  COMPENSATION OR HIRE (UNDER PART 91, PURSUANT TO THE EXCEPTION IN 119.1(e)(2))
                            4. TRAFFIC WATCH FLIGHT OPERATIONS
                            5. AIRSHIP/BLIMP OPERATIONS
                            6. NEWS REPORTING OPERATIONS

                       END PART 2 OF 5

                       !FDC 1/0215 FDC PART 3 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..

                     B. EXAMPLES OF AUTHORIZED OPERATIONS, OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" INCLUDE:

                            1. AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REPOSITIONING.
                            2. BALLOONS.
                            3. CIVIL AIR PATROL.
                            4. GLIDERS.
                            5. MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION FLIGHT TESTS.
                            6. MAPPING/PHOTOGRAPHY MISSIONS.
                            7. PIPELINE/POWERLINE INSPECTIONS.
                            8. SEAPLANES.
                            9. SKYDIVING.
                            10. ULTRALIGHTS.
                            11. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS.

                       END PART 3 OF 5

                       !FDC 1/0215 FDC PART 4 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                       PART II. THE FOLLOWING PART 91 IFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHIN  THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.
                       1. FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT DEPARTING THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.
                       2. FOREIGN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT OVERFLYING THE U.S. WITH A GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT LESS THAN 95,000 POUNDS.

                       PART III. AUTHORIZATIONS.
                       1. ALL PART 91 IFR/VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE.
                       2. WITHIN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE," ALL MEDIVAC, RESCUE/RECOVERY,  FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND EMERGENCY EVACUATION AIRCRAFT CAN CONDUCT IFR OR VFR OPERATIONS USING AN ATC-ASSIGNED  DISCRETE  BEACON CODE.
                       END PART 4 OF 5

                       !FDC 1/0215 FDC PART 5 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE...
                       3. COMMERCIAL SPACE OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE APPROVED
IN ACCORDANCE WITH ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES.

                       PART IV. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT LOCAL FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13



FAA continues work on NOTAM authorizing VFR flying 9/19/2001 1945 EDT

9/19/2001 6:08:30 PM —

From AOPA:
According to AOPA's representative on-site at FAA  headquarters, work continues into the evening on the eagerly awaited notam for resumption of some VFR operations. No details on the content are yet available.

From EAA HQ:
VFR Operations  NOTAM Imminent
Updated 9/19/01 5:35 p.m.

The anticipated NOTAM allowing VFR flight in much of the  nation’s airspace is still being finalized at FAA Headquarters.
 

From:     NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association)
          Updated September 19, 6:15 PM ET

                   Current Status:

1. The United States National Airspace System (NAS) is operating under emergency air traffic rules. NBAA is currently seeking ways to increase access for all air operations in the National Airspace System. However, national security will always take precedence over commerce. Additionally, coordination is required with many Federal agencies before operations can be restored.

NBAA continues to work with Federal, State and Local officials to:

 -- Restore operations of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules;

-- Resolve problems with all general aviation operations at airports and heliports near Washington D.C., Chicago and New York;

-- Increase U.S. (N) registered aircraft customs portals to and  from the United States; and Authorize operations of foreign registered aircraft currently  located within the U.S.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313



Limited VFR Airspace  Announcement due at 1800 EDT  09/19/01

Updated 9/19/01 2:55 p.m. (CDT)

 EAA president Tom Poberezny just received a call from FAA
 Administrator Jane Garvey, briefing him on the opening of certain national airspace segments to VFR traffic. FAA is endeavoring to  have the NOTAM on this issue posted by 6 p.m. (EDT).

Administrator Garvey is committed to continuing efforts with the Department of Defense and national security officials regarding
 the incremental release of more VFR airspace in the future.
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From AOPA:
FAA working to issue notam permitting some VFR operations today

Update: 9/19/01 3:14:51 PM, ET —
AOPA has learned that FAA is drafting a  notam that will permit the resumption of some VFR operations. AOPA President
Phil Boyer has talked at length with FAA Administrator Jane Garvey and the head of FAA's Air Traffic Services. They had just come from a meeting with  Department of Defense and national security officials.

"We made some progress towards more VFR flight," Garvey told Boyer. But she said that VFR privileges would not be restored all at once. "As Secretary of Transportation Mineta has already said, there will be a series of phase-ins, with operations restored incrementally."

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313



FAA to issue notam permitting some VFR operations today . .

LATEST NEWSFLASH FROM AOPA 13:30 EDT!
FAA to issue notam permitting some VFR operations today . . .

                      9/19/01 1:30:03 PM, ET — AOPA has learned that FAA will issue a notam today between 4 and 6 p.m. ET that will permit the resumption of some VFR operations. AOPA President Phil Boyer has talked at length with FAA Administrator Jane Garvey and the head of FAA's Air Traffic Services. They had just come from a meeting with Department of Defense and national security officials.

                      "We made some progress towards more VFR flight," Garvey told Boyer. But she said that VFR privileges would not be restored all at once. "As Secretary of Transportation Mineta has already said, there will be a series of phase-ins, with operations restored incrementally."
                      Garvey said that FAA will continue daily meetings with national security officials, and that the agency will continue work to free up more types of VFR operations.
                      "If you don't like what you hear today, just stay tuned," said Boyer. "More privileges will be restored as time goes on. And AOPA will be there to make sure that the needs of all pilots are addressed, if not today, then tomorrow."
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The big GA organizations (AOPA and EAA) are strongly lobbying for us:

9/19/01 12:38:50 PM, ET — AOPA President Phil Boyer this morning continued a barrage of phone calls and messages to top national security officials to push for a return of VFR flight privileges. Those calls have included senior members of  President Bush's personal staff and national security leaders in Congress.

                      Today Boyer called Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, and an active pilot and AOPA member. Sen. Inhofe said he has been assured that there will be a decision very soon on VFR operations, but that there may be some  restrictions initially. Inhofe confirmed that it is the Department of Defense and other national security officials, not FAA, that are holding up the return of VFR flight privileges.

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If you are an EAA member but have not given EAA your e-mail address you would not have received their mailout about possible limitations --- EAA needs your input within a few hours. You can cut and paste between the ========    ========== below and e-mail to:  Brenda Anderson at: banderson@eaa.org  or FAX it to her at:  Attn. Brenda Anderson 920-426-6560

or e-mail me and I'll forward you the whole e-mail.

Note that the question is about what limitations we will accept for VFR flying.

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Please take a minute or two to complete the following questionnaire.  We
need your response within 48 hours.  (Please only complete and submit one!)

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Put an "X" in front of each of your responses and make sure to complete the
comments area.  Please return the questionnaire to banderson@eaa.org or fax
to:  Attn. Brenda Anderson 920-426-6560
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EAA Questionnaire #1
September 19, 2001

With the current VFR flight restrictions, what areas have you noticed that have experienced the most significant negative economic impact?  (Please "X" only one.)

___  Flight School Closed
___  Fuel Sales Reduced
___  Cancelled Personal Flying Activities
___  Cancelled Flying Events
 

If VFR flight were brought back on line with some limitations, which of the following is least acceptable?  (Please "X" only one.)

___  Transponder Required
___  VFR Flight Plan Required
___  50 Mile Flight From Home Airport Restriction
___  No Night Operations
 

What is your level of confidence we will return to all flight operations as they were before September 11th?  (Please "X" only one.)

___  High Level of Confidence
___  Medium Level of Confidence
___  Low Level of Confidence
___  No Confidence
 
 

COMMENTS:
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EAA President Tom Poberezny wrote this:

Updated 9/19/01 11:10 a.m. (CDT)

"As of this morning, airspace discussions between national security officials, FAA, DOT and other government representatives are continuing. The return of VFR flying was not addressed during Tuesday evening’s session, but it expected to be discussed during today’s meetings. EAA and its affiliate, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), maintain their No. 1 goal of returning general aviation to where it was prior to the events of Sept. 11."

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13



9:00 AM (0900 EDT) 09/19/01 UPDATE: Photo missions partly VFR allowed
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:09:09 -0400
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:09:09 -0400

Slowly, as AOPA, EAA and organizations have stated earlier, limited VFR operations are being added to the list. Now certain photo VFR flying is allowed (we have at least one member involved in photographing forest grids). However, the flight must start IFR and end IFR and the transponder must be on at all times and all "no fly areas" and Class B airspace must be avoided.

There are reports now, in the Augusta, Georgia, area, of at least one pilot being arrested for violating the Emergency Orders. There is no confirmation currently of this report.

Here is what a couple of the organizations are saying after the NSA (National Security Agency) met last night:

From AOPA:
9/19/01 8:47:39 AM, ET — The National Security Council (NSC) met again last night at 5 p.m. EDT to consider VFR flight operations, but it made no decisions. VFR flight still is prohibited except in Alaska and with a few exceptions noted below. The NSC is supposed to discuss VFR flight again today.

FAA has issued an amended notam that now permits some photo missions to  circle VFR, provided that the flight begins and ends on an IFR flight plan, and the  photo activity remains clear of Class B airspace, temporary flight restrictions, and other restricted airspace. Certain medevac and other emergency VFR flights  are also permitted, along with Part 137 agricultural operations outside of Class B airspace. Pilots must obtain and understand the most current notams. Pilots are again warned: VFR flight is prohibited. Fighter aircraft will intercept any civilian aircraft that takes off without an IFR flight plan, a discrete beacon code, and  ATC clearance.

From EAA:
NOTAMs Updated as of September 19, 2001  8:00am CDT

NOTAM 0148: Amendment to NOTAM 1/0111 to  allow Part 91 Photo Missions

                        FDC 1/0148 FDC AMDT 1/0111 SPECIAL NOTICE

                        PART 1 ITEM 12...

                        EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

                        12. PART91 PHOTO MISSIONS, OR OTHER SUCH   ACTIVATES THAT REQUIRE CIRCLING IN AQ LOCALIZED  AREA, MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE IFR REQUIREMENT ONLY  FOR THAT PORTION OF THE FLIGHT THAT THE AIRCRAFT   IS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE MISSION ACTIVITY,  PROVIDED THAT THEY REMAIN CLEAR OF CLASS B  AIRSPACE AREA, TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, AND  OTHER RESTRICTED AIRSPACE. A DISCRETE BEACON CODE  IS REQUIRED FOR THE ENTIRE FLIGHT.
 

                       !FDC 1/0074 ZZZ PART 1 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                       ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES) U.S. MILITARY AND .U. S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT, AS WELL AS U.S. OR CANADIAN REGISTERED  AIRCRAFT, CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS, ARE AUTHORIZED IN UNITED STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND   NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:
PART IV - SPECIAL INFORMATION.

                          1.ALL MEDIVAC, MILITARY, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE EVACUATION AIRCRAFT (HURRICANE EVAC AIRCRAFT OPERATING ALONG THE COASTAL STATES FROM TEXAS TO NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING AIRSPACE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL RIG
EVACUATION) CAN OPERATE BETWEEN ALL AIRPORTS AND OPERATE WITH AN ASSIGNED DISCRETE
BEACON CODE.
                          2.U.S REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS  MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE BEACON CODE REQUIREMENT.
3.PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE IFR REQUIREMENT ONLY FOR THAT PORTION OF THE FLIGHT THAT THE AIRCRAFT IS ACTIVELY   ENGAGED IN PIPELINE/POWERLINE
OPERATIONS. A DISCRETE BEACON CODE IS REQUIRED FOR THE ENTIRE FLIGHT.
                          4.FOREIGN MILITARY OR STATE AIRCRAFT MUST REQUEST APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN SOVEREIGN U.S. AIRSPACE BY TELEPHONING 703-904-4423. THIS  APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.
                          5.PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC  VOLUME.
                          6.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 PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
                          7.THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RESTRICTION ARE AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN
SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY, RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS, FIRE-FIGHTING OR
NATIONAL EMERGENCY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE   EVACUATION.
                          8.TRANSIT OF U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE BY ANY AIRCRAFT BEYOND THE 12 NAUTICAL MILE TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS PERMITTED.
                          9.IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT THE FAA
COMMAND CENTER AT 703-787-8351 OR 703-787-8179.
 
 

            John Magnan
Secretary
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 172
EAA Chapter 1313



Update 2300 EDT on 09/18/01 -- "pilots can't screw up now."
No new NOTAMs that apply to us, just more clarification of the "No Fly Zones" and also how pilots can move their planes out of the airports in the "No Fly Zones."  These may apply, however, to our members in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. areas. E-mail me separately to get the full scoop, if you wish.

AOPA and EAA heads met with Jane Garvey and Secretary Mineta trying to push the need to open the airspace to VFR flying.

AOPA's President Boyer warns "If we want a full return to all flying privileges, pilots can't screw up now."

AOPA UPDATE: 9/17/01 2:11:29 PM
In the meantime, it is absolutely imperative that general aviation pilots strictly adhere to all restrictions. Over this weekend, there were instances across the country where pilots ignored the notams and took off VFR. F-16 fighter jets intercepted these non-authorized flights and forced them to land. [Review intercept procedures.] And AOPA just received this report from a member:

            "While flying to [Batavia] (I69) from Fairfield County, a short 35 min flight, I heard of two aircraft busting the regs flying VFR with transponders turned off. ATC was trying to track them and solicited help from nearby pilots to ID them. I hope incidents like these do not undo all of AOPA's hard work just to get GA IFR pilots back in the air."

                      AOPA President Boyer said, "National security officials are paying close attention to how general aviation behaves. IFR pilots must follow the rules exactly. VFR pilots must remain on the ground.

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EAA's President Tom  Poberezny wrote:

                      Updated 9/18/2001, 4:15 p.m. (CDT)

"Efforts continue to return all general aviation flights to the skies. Part 137 agricultural and pipeline inspection flights were reactivated beginning this week. But we have heard from numerous EAA members, especially those involved in general aviation businesses, regarding the economic hardship caused by the grounding of VFR flying. Those economic issues support the No. 1 goal of EAA and its affiliate, the National Association of  Flight Instructors (NAFI) — returning general aviation to where it was prior to the events of Sept. 11."

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The crop dusters (including Pierre Smith) weren't helped by the prime time specials on TV this evening showing how anthrax and other biological agents could be spread by the terrorists.

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The local authorities are getting very cautious and suspicious:
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From Herman-J. Wimmer (Hermie-Joe@msn.com)

They (the authorities) mean it too. There were police and FAA people at our airport feeling up engines (even mine in the hangar) because Albany Approach radar painted a "target" near our airport.
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At the Wrens, Georgia, airport two police cars were dispatched there because a low flying perhaps Cessna 150/152 was flying over the area.

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Finally, here is a copy of an e-mail you may have already received (I received several versions of it). It might cheer you up!

Subject: Weather Forecast

The weather forecast next week for Kabul, Afghanistan:

 "Brief periods of bright light followed by winds 400-500 mph, temperatures in the low 4000's."



The following may just be another piece of  "flying urban legend" or may have happened:

From Jimi on the Nieuport Conferencing:

Folks I heard this today at the airport from a cargo Pilot, I do not know if it is true but with the events of late would not count it out. Repeat, I got this 3rd hand so don't know if it is true, anyone in the area mentioned may be able to substantiate it. This is what I was told;

    A Piper Cherokee took off from St Lewis this morning and had filed an IFR Flight plan as directed. During the flight to Colorado, ( Destination not specified), the transponder went intermittent. The pilot was in contact with ATC and they were tracking him. Several minutes after the transponder went intermittent he was joined by 2 fighter aircraft, ( F-15 or 16's ). They continually "Buzzed" him even though he was in contact with ATC. They almost caused the plane to crash from the wake turbulence. He was forced down at an airport in Oklahoma where the local Authorities arrived and almost arrested him. The only way he got out of arrest was calling a flight service and they verified to the locals that he was an "Authorized" flight that was forced down.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13


UPDATE ON VFR ETC.

0100 EDT Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Besides part 137 (Cropdusters [WITH THE LIMITATION OF NOT FLYING IN CLASS B AIRSPACE]) and VFR in Alaska, still no VFR operations are permitted in U.S. airspace. There is a meeting (FAA, NSA, FBI etc.) later on this morning which may change some things.

Note that when Part 137 aircraft (cropdusters) were allowed to fly VFR again there was a limitation on not being allowed to go into Class B airspace (like around Atlanta). The flying organizations indicate that when more VFR operations are allowed they will too have innumerable limitations. For example, it may be a long time before VFR operations are allowed in the Washington D. C., Boston, New York corridor.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313
 

                       NOTAMs Updated as of September 18, 2001  8:00am CDT

                       !FDC 1/0074 ZZZ PART 1 OF 5 ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                       ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES) U.S. MILITARY          AND U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT, AS WELL AS U.S. OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT, CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS, ARE AUTHORIZED IN UNITED STATES  CONTROLLED AIRSPACE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

                       PART I - U.S. OPERATIONS.

                          1.PART 121 AND PART 125 OPERATORS INCLUDING FERRY FLIGHTS ARE PERMITTED TO OPERATE BETWEEN U.S. SECURE AIRPORTS.
                          2.PART 121 CARGO OPERATORS IN THE U.S. ARE AUTHORIZED TO RESUME OPERATIONS.
                          3.PART 135 IFR AND VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN 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 (FOR EXAMPLE, "TN552Q").
                          4.ALL PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED, EXCEPT FOR THOSE OPERATIONS CONDUCTED UNDER 14 CFR SECTION 133.33 (D) (CONGESTED AREA OPERATIONS.) APPROVED PART 133 OPERATIONS CAN OPERATE IN AND OUT OF SECURE OR NONSECURE AIRPORTS. THESE AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE WITH AN ASSIGNED  DISCRETE BEACON CODE.
                          5.PART 91 AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE, INCLUDING HAWAII AND ALL U.S. TERRITORIES, PROVIDED OPERATORS FILE AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN AND OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH IFR  FROM DEPARTURE TO DESTINATION.
                          6.PART 91 AIRCRAFT OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT 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 FILE AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN; 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.AIRBORNE CANCELLATION OF IFR CLEARANCE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
                          8.PILOTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DEPART VFR TO ACTIVATE IFR CLEARANCES  AIRBORNE.
                          9.VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
                        10.PART 91 AIRCRAFT IFR AND VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN   AIRSPACE.
                         11.ALL PART 137 OPERATIONS  PROVIDED THEY REMAIN CLEAR OF CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA.

PART II - INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS.

                          1.PART 121, 125, AND 129 OPERATORS CAN DEPART THE U.S. FROM SECURE  AIRPORTS.
                          2.PART 121 OPERATORS FROM EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS (THOSE STATIONS AT WHICH THE FAA REQUIRES EXTRAORDINARY SECURITY MEASURES) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND PART 121, 125, 129 FROM ALL AIRPORTS IN CANADA,  SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND, AND NORTHERN IRELAND ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES.
                          3.FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE, ON A STATION-BY-STATION BASIS, PART 121OPERATORS FROM NON-EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS TO ENTER THE U.S.
                          4.PART 129 OPERATORS ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE U.S.  UPON AFFIRMING TO THEIR FAA PRINCIPAL SECURITY INSPECTORS THAT THEY  HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY PROVISIONS OF THE FAA   EMERGENCY AMENDMENT.
                          5.ALL CANADIAN REGISTERED PART 129 OPERATORS ORIGINATING FROM AND RETURNING TO CANADA ARE PERMITTED TO OPERATE AND OVERFLY U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE.
                          6.PART 129 AIRCRAFT THAT DIVERTED TO OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE U.S. ARE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TO THEIR FINAL U.S. DESTINATION.
                          7.PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE ASSIGNED A DISCRETE   BEACON CODE.

                       PART III - THE FOLLOWING FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED IN THE UNITED  STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE:

                          1.OVERFLIGHTS OF THE SOVEREIGN TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT AS  APPROVED BY FAA. (NOTE: AIRCRAFT OPERATORS MUST ASCERTAIN THE STATUS   OF ITS DESTINATION AIRPORT).
                          2.PART 91 VFR OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED.

                       PART IV - SPECIAL INFORMATION.

                          1.ALL MEDIVAC, MILITARY, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE EVACUATION AIRCRAFT (HURRICANE EVAC AIRCRAFT OPERATING ALONG THE COASTAL STATES FROM TEXAS TO NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING AIRSPACE OVER  THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL RIG EVACUATION) CAN OPERATE BETWEEN ALL  AIRPORTS AND OPERATE WITH AN ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.
                          2.U.S REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE BEACON CODE REQUIRMENT.
                          3.PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE IFR REQUIREMENT   ONLY FOR THAT PORTION OF THE FLIGHT THAT THE AIRCRAFT IS ACTIVELY  ENGAGED IN PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATIONS. A DISCRETE BEACON CODE IS  REQUIRED FOR THE ENTIRE FLIGHT.
                          4.FOREIGN MILITARY OR STATE AIRCRAFT MUST REQUEST APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT  OPERATIONS IN SOVEREIGN U.S. AIRSPACE BY TELEPHONING 703-904-4423. THIS APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.
                          5.PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC   VOLUME.
                          6.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 PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
                          7.THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RESTRICTION ARE AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN    SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY, RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS, FIRE-FIGHTING OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE  EVACUATION.
                          8.TRANSIT OF U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE BY ANY AIRCRAFT BEYOND THE 12  NAUTICAL MILE TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS PERMITTED.
                          9.IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT THE FAA  COMMAND CENTER AT 703-787-8351 OR 703-787-8179.

                      !FDC 1/9875 ZZZ U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES  UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE, 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. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT 'TA" ON THEIR TCAS EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.

(AIM 5-6-2 can be read at  AIM 5-6-2)


2100 EDT update 09/17/01
        Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:26:05 -0400

The news is not too heartening:

The NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) wrote:

4. Part 91 VFR operations are not authorized in the United States and its territories except for Alaska. NBAA does not expect authorization of Part 91 VFR operations in the near term. We will post updates on VFR status as soon as they become available.
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Of course, NBAA has mostly what it wanted -- it is focused on business aircraft and most of them are flying now. So it may not be that interested in opening VFR operations.
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EAA has nothing new
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This was written about AOPA's efforts by AOPA president Phil Boyer:
Boyer, in attempting to manage pilot expectations, stated, "One thing is clearly evident from my discussions with FAA management and what little of the national security concerns they can publicly share: the return of VFR privileges will almost certainly be implemented in stages.”

Meanwhile, AOPA this afternoon expressed concern to FAA air traffic officials about inaccurate information some pilots are receiving from a few flight service stations. For example, one FSS told an AOPA member that he should “take your airplane apart because VFR will be permanently prohibited.” Another FSS told a pilot that all VFR flights would have to be on a flight plan. None of this information is official or accurate. AOPA asked FAA headquarters to ensure that all communications to pilots consist of official information, not rumors or speculation.
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So even the FAA Flight Service Stations are giving inaccurate information. Try telling that to a fighter jock on your tail (or circling you or firing flares across your nose).
 

Keep the faith and don't take apart your aircraft just yet!

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13



Update at 1900 09/17/01
        Mon, 17 Sep 2001 19:04:23 -0400
There is still no VFR flying except in Alaska. The AOPA stated that some have been taking off (and being escorted down) because they heard in the news that the airspace was open.

Don't forget that the NOTAMS are your source of authoritative news, and then check with your local FAA toll-free number.

This is what EAA had to say:
           QUESTION: When can I fly VFR again?

                      Currently, all national airspace is under the control of national security authorities, not FAA or the U.S. Department of  Transportation. EAA has been advised that this is because a viable threat remains from unmonitored small and large aircraft operations, including ultralights. FAA and DOT are in the process of presenting a plan to national security officials to  return VFR operations to our nation’s airspace. An exact timetable for such a resumption has not yet been established.

            QUESTION: Why is my small aircraft considered a risk?

                      National security officials at the highest levels of government will make the ultimate decision on the return of VFR operations. Currently, those officials believe there still are threats to security within the country. Therefore, they are taking          unprecedented  precautions to protect security. That includes prohibitions on unmonitored aircraft operations, which could be used by  terrorists.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13


Noon, September 17 update
        Mon, 17 Sep 2001 13:17:39 -0400

Nothing much more to update ...

The text of the NOTAM for the cropduster change is below:

FDC 1/0031 ZZZ - SPECIAL NOTICE....

                         ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE...
                         EFFECTIVE 0109161730 UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

                        PART 137 OPERATIONS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED.

Also, of interest, but it doesn't really apply to us is:

!FDC 1/9755 ZZZ AFGHANISTAN ADVISORY

                          EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
                     BY ORDER OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FEDERAL
AVIATION ADMINISTRATION  FLIGHTS WITHIN THE TERRITORY AND AIRSPACE OF
AFGHANISTAN BY ANY  UNITED STATES AIR CARRIER, AND COMMERCIAL OPERATOR,
BY ANY PERSON  EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF AN AIRMAN CERTIFICATE ISSUED
BY THE  FAA, OR BY AN OPERATOR USING AN AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN THE
UNITED  STATES ARE PROHIBITED UNLESS THE OPERATOR OF SUCH AIRCRAFT IS
A   FOREIGN AIR CARRIER.

=================================================

However, there have been reports of people flying anyway; Dave DeWinter mentioned a powered parachute, and then there are these:

Yesterday evening some one took off in their old Luscomb from a nearby small town  airport over 100 miles from the nearest big city (Houston), and within  minutes he had two F-16s as escort.  Eventually they fired flares in
front of him and he landed at another small airport.  The F-16s buzzed several local grass strips (try to find Louise, Texas on the map), either checking or warning.

Bob Ziegenhals
Wharton, Texas
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and also:

>From Carlos Chatten:

Look at:  http://www.aerosports.org/  (the ASC website)
9/16/01  11:36AM  Just heard report that a single place ultralight was forced down yesterday by an Apache Army helicopter.  Pilot of UL is in detainment at army base.  He only made it 3 miles!  Do not fly!

(Rusty, was that you in the Apache?)
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One writer put this about his model planes:

I will not fly my RC either, They may think it is a IRAC form of our "Buffalo Hunter".

I am 40 miles down the road from Edwards AFB and we are on the fringes of the test area. We see Stealth aircraft all the time.

Maybe I should take my Wind Sock down for awhile.

Gordon Brimhall
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Finally,

The reminder about interceptions (from before):

NOTAM 9875: NAS Intercept Procedures

FDC 1/9875 ZZZ U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT  PROCEDURES.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL
AIRSPACE, 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. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS
COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT 'TA" ON THEIR TCAS
 EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.

I've put the text for 5-6-2 from the AIM on my Website. Click here:
http://jcmservices.net/inter.htm

Remember, the public's perception of aircraft is not a friendly one at the present time!

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13


 Nothing much new on NOTAMS from the FAA except . . .
        Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:45:35 -0400
Nothing more came about our VFR flights from the FAA but . . .

The FEDS are getting very "antsy." I talked with a friend of mine who does crop dusting (with an 800 hp turboprop AgCat) and he has just been grounded again (he was allowed to fly starting around noon on Friday):

                Updated September 16, 4:40 PM EDT
                Part 137 Operations are Grounded

            According to the ATCSCC, Part 137 operators
(agricultural and crop dusting) are grounded immediately.
 

Pierre Smith (my friend the cropduster) said that the rumors he heard is that someone in the NSA (National Security Agency) said that crop dusters, with their tanks that can hold 5000 pounds or more, could possibly carry Anthrax!
Note that Transportation Secretary Mineta has to listen to the FBI and the NSA.

With the NSA and FBI operating on rumors, the resumption of regular VFR flights is becoming something more distant in the future, after all, we don't have transponders so they don't know exactly where we are, and we could wreak havoc in a city if we strapped explosives to our ultralights, gyros or light planes!

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13


The State of Emergency
        Sun, 16 Sep 2001 10:39:05 -0400
Those that want to see the text of the State of Emergency click here:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010914-4.html

Note the the statutes invoked mostly apply to the military. Other portions of Federal Law already deal separately with States of Emergency as they apply to the FAA and other government agencies.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA Chapter 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313


 Special NOTAM: Interception

        Sat, 15 Sep 2001 22:43:37 -0400

This NOTAM was sent out by the FAA today -- it seems too many of the GA and other aircraft that have been intercepted during the past four days didn't know what the hell to do:
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NOTAM 9875: NAS Intercept Procedures

FDC 1/9875 ZZZ U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT  PROCEDURES.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL
AIRSPACE, 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. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS
COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT 'TA" ON THEIR TCAS
 EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.
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The AIM section 5-6-2 is quite detailed, with drawings etc. (for the smart alecks in the group, the F-16 will circle above you in a manner to keep up with slow aircraft). Click HERE to see and read it.

Be careful when you can fly: Both EAA, AOPA and other aviation sites have reported GA aircraft being escorted to the closest airport (not necessarily the aircraft's base) and in Texas, an instructor and student pilot were forced to land. The instructor was arrested. Aircraft flying contrary to the Emergency Rules are subject to confiscation. Don't forget, in matters of the Emergency Powers Act they don't have to let you go after 48 hours even if they don't charge you with anything. Besides that, how many judges or juries would sympathize with you -- everyone has seen the 757/767s go into the Twin Towers at least a hundred times!

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
 


 Most recent UPDATE on AIRSPACE
        Sat, 15 Sep 2001 20:54:34 -0400

Here is a 1926 EDT (Saturday, September 15) update to the RULES. Note that if you are in Alaska you are free to fly your gyro (VFR now permitted there); you can also fly VFR between Washington State and Alaska through Canadian territory (as long as you have their permission!). Also Part 133 rotorcraft can fly except over congested areas but it seems to indicate that they've still got to have a transponder. [they're getting closer!].

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA Chapter 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA Chapter 1313

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Notams

                      9/15/2001 7:26:34 PM — An updated notam:

                      !FDC 1/0008 FDC PART 1 OF 5    ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                        ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY   UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PURSUANT TO 14 CFR
SECTION 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES) MILITARY AND U.S GOVERNMENT
AND IFR/VFR FLIGHTS BY COMMERCIAL  AIRCRAFT ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE IN
THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL  AIRSPACE SYSTEM IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL
APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND  NOTICES TO AIRMEN. SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING
PROVISIONS:
                       PART I - U.S. OPERATIONS:
                          1. PART 121 AND PART 125 OPERATORS, INCLUDING
FERRY FLIGHTS, ARE  PERMITTED TO OPERATE BETWEEN U.S. SECURE AIRPORTS.
                          2. PART 121 CARGO OPERATORS IN THE U.S. ARE
AUTHORIZED TO RESUME   OPERATIONS.
                          3. PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST
BE ASSIGNED A DISCRETE BEACON CODE. PART 135 AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT HAVE
A  COMPANY CALL SIGN MUST FILE A "T" PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT TAIL   NUMBER
(FOR EXAMPLE, "TN552Q").
                          4. ALL PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED,
EXCEPT FOR THOSE
                             OPERATIONS UNDER 14 CFR SECTION 133.33 (D)
(CONGESTED AREA OPERATIONS.) APPROVED PART 133 OPERATIONS CAN OPERATE IN
AND OUT OF SECURE OR NONSECURE AIRPORTS. THESE AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE
WITH AN ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.
                      END PART 1 OF 5
 

                      !FDC 1/0008 FDC PART 2 OF 5    ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                           5. PART 91 AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHIN THE
                              UNITED STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE SYSTEM, INCLUDING
                              HAWAII AND ALL U.S. TERRITORIES, PROVIDED OPERATORS FILE
                              AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN AND OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH IFR
                              FROM DEPARTURE TO DESTINATION.
                           6. AIRBORNE CANCELLATION OF IFR CLEARANCE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
                           7. PILOTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DEPART VFR TO ACTIVATE IFR  CLEARANCES AIRBORNE.
                           8. VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
                           9. PART 91 AIRCRAFT ARE AUTHORIZED TO FLY BETWEEN THE STATE  WASHINGTON AND THE STATE OF ALASKA, THROUGH CANADIAN AIRSPACE.
                          10. PART 91 IFR AND VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE.
                          11. PART 137 OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE  SYSTEM.
                      END PART 2 OF 5

                      !FDC 1/0008 FDC PART 3 OF 5    ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                        PART 11 - INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS:
                           1. PART 121, 125, AND 129 OPERATORS CAN DEPART THE U.S.FROM
                              SECURE AIRPORTS.
                           2. PART 121 OPERATORS FROM EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS (THOSE STATIONS AT WHICH THE FAA REQUIRES EXTRAORDIANRY SECURITY
 MEASURES) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND PART 121, 125, 129 FROM ALL
AIRPORTS IN CANADA, SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND, AND  NORTHERN IRELAND ARE
AUTHORIZED TO ENTER OR OVERFLY THE  UNITED STATES.
                           3. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE, ON A STATION
BY STATION BASIS,  PART 121 OPERATORS FROM NON-EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS
TO     ENTER THE U.S.
                           4. PART 129 OPERATORS ARE PERMITTED TO
OPERATE TO THE U.S. UPON AFFIRMING TO THEIR FAA PRINCIPAL SECURITY
INSPECTORS THAT
 THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY PROVISIONS OF THE FAA
EMERGENCY AMENDMENT.
                           5. ALL CANADIAN REGISTERED PART 129 OPERATORS
ORIGINATING FROM  CANADA ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE U.S.
                           6. PART 129 AIRCRAFT THAT DIVERTED TO OTHER
AIRPORTS IN THE U.S.  ARE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TO THEIR FINAL U.S
DESTINATION.
                           7. PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND
MUST BE ASSIGED A  DISCRETE BEACON CODE.
                      END PART 3 OF 5
 

                      !FDC 1/0008 FDC PART 4 OF 5    ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                        PART III - THE FOLLOWING FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED  IN THE UNITED STATES AIRSPACE SYSTEM:
                           1. OVERFLIGHTS OF THE SOVEREIGN TERRITORY OF THE UNITED  STATES EXCEPT AS APPROVED BY FAA. (NOTE: AIRCRAFT   OPERATORS MUST ASCERTAIN THE STATUS OF ITS DESTINATION AIRPORT).
                           2. TRAMSIT OF U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE BY ANY
AIRCRAFT   BEYOND THE 12 NM TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS PERMITTED.

                        PART IV - SPECIAL INFORMATION.
                           1. ALL MEDIVAC, MILITARY, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW
ENFORCEMENT,  AND HURRICANE EVACUATION AIRCRAFT (HURRICANE EVAC  AIRCRAFT OPERATING ALONG THE COASTAL STATES FROM TEXAS  TO NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING AIRSPACE OVER THE (GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL RIG EVACUATION). THESE AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE  BETWEEN ALL AIRPORTS AND MUST BE ASSIGNED A DISCRETE  BEACON CODE.
                      END PART 4 OF 5

 !FDC 1/0008 FDC PART 5 OF 5    ..SPECIAL NOTICE..
                           2. FOREIGN MILITARY OR STATE AIRCRAFT MUST
REQUEST APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN SOVEREIGN U.S. AIRSPACE BY
TELEPHONING 703-725-3332.
                           3. PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE  TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.
                           4. 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 PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
                           5. THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RESTRICTION ARE AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY, RESCUE AND  RECOVERY MISSIONS, FIRE-FIGHTING OR
NATIONAL EMERGENCY,  LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE EVACUATION.
                           6. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT  THE FAA COMMAND CENTER AT, PHONE 703-787-8351 OR 703-787-8179.
                      END PART 5 OF 5
 
 


09/15/01 1401 EDT NOTAM re area around St. Mary's, Georgia; others

        Sat, 15 Sep 2001 15:12:47 -0400
No new news about VFR but this special NOTAM about the area around the King's Bay Naval Base -- avoid being shot down! (other national areas are on the list but this one is probably the only one that applies to us) also included (for Captain Silver and George Moore and others in the D.C. area) are (obviously) the ones around Washington, D.C.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 1313
           Saturday, September 15, 2001 2:01:16 PM

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 5000 FEET AGL WITHIN A 5 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 3048N/08131W AND THE CRAIG /CRG/ VORTAC 002 DEGREE RADIAL AT 27 NAUTICAL MILES. KINGS BAY NAVAL BASE, 912-673-2990 IS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION. MACON /MCN/ AFSS 478-784-1155 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. WIE UNTIL UFN

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DC.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WASHINGTON, DC SEPTEMBER 13, 2001 LOCAL. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14, SECTION 91.137A(1) OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. EXCEPT FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY, RESCUE/RECOVERY, MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS, FLIGHT OPERATIONS WITHIN 7 NAUTICAL MILES OF RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT(DCA) BETWEEN THE SURFACE AND 3000 FEET MSL ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. THIS RESTRICTION REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WIE UNTIL UFN

DC.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WASHINGTON, DC EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A(1) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT DUE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. NO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91 (GENERAL AVIATION) FLIGHT  PERATIONS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN A 25 NAUTICAL RADIUS OF THE WASHINGTON /DCA/VOR/DME, EXCLUDING THE MANASSAS, VIRGINIA CLASS D AIRSPACE AREA; OR WITHIN A 25 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF THE KENNEDY /JFK/ VOR/DME, EXCLUDING THE WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK CLASS D AIRSPACE AREA. WIE UNTIL UFN

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MD.. THURMONT, MARYLAND, SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 LOCAL PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 SECTION 91.141 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREA UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY ATC. NOTE: MILITARY PARTICIPATING IN THE P-40 FIGHTER CAP ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS RESTRICTION. 8 NMR BLW 12500 FEET AGL OF 393853N/772800W OR THE FDK351014.8 FROM 0109141600 (1200 LOCAL 09/14/01) UNTIL 0110011600 (1200 LOCAL 10/01/01). THURMONT MARYLAND. WIE UNTIL UFN

FROM EAA 09/15/01 REGARDING THE AIRSPACE EMERGENCY
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FROM THE EAA WEBSITE: Concerning "ultralights"

What about ultralight flying?

Although ultralights are not officially considered aircraft, but vehicles, they are still subject to Federal Air Regulations, specifically, Part 103. No matter what we fly, aircraft or vehicles, the National Emergency has
closed the National Airspace System (NAS) to all general aviation flights, including Ultralights. We urge ultralight enthusiasts to remain grounded until regular general aviation operations are again underway. Ultralight pilots who do fly during this National Emergency risk not only violation of FARs, but arrest and seizure of their  aircraft/vehicle. There have been confirmed reports of pilots/aircraft being intercepted during flight, escorted
to the nearest airfield, where the pilots were arrested. This is a very sensitive time for all, and it is imperative that we all respect the nature of the emergency.


Emergency Powers
        Fri, 14 Sep 2001 20:25:29 -0400
Click on this link: http://spot.colorado.edu/~mcguire/emergency.html
to see what powers President Bush now has. There was a discussion on TV that some might take advantage of this to go after those they don't like. Who knows?

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 172
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13


UPDATE: limited GA IFR flights allowed as are a few VFR GA flights
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 19:07:42 -0400
Following is the text of the press release from the Department of Transportation: (but be careful, recall what happened yesterday when the FAA rescinded a NOTAM). And don't forget that since our country is now in a State of Emergency (declared today) the authorities can do what they want and even hold you in custody as long as they want.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA

            September 14, 2001
                      DOT 97-01

                      Secretary Mineta Re-opens Skies to General Aviation

 Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta has approved restoration of the next phase of national air service, allowing certain general aviation flights back into the air effective at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time today.

"Effective today, general aviation -- that important segment of aviation consisting of privately owned and operated aircraft -- will be allowed to resume flights operating under Instrument Flight Rules, or IFR," Secretary Mineta said. "Under IFR, certified pilots operate under direction from air traffic controllers, after filing specific flight
plans with the FAA."

Temporarily, however, general aviation flights will not be allowed to fly within 25 nautical miles of New York City and Washington, D.C. Those restrictions will be kept in place until further notice as officials continue to assess the recovery situation in those cities over the near term.

   The Secretary's decision today also permits the FAA to allow private aircraft owners to evacuate their aircraft under visual flight rules from harm's way during the predicted approach of Tropical Storm Gabrielle within the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama.

          Secretary Mineta said he is hopeful that the remaining general aviation flights, those operating under Visual Flight Rules, can resume flying later this weekend. Commercial flights were allowed to resume on Thursday, contingent upon airline and airport compliance with heightened security standards established by the Federal Aviation Administration.

"We are restoring the national airspace system in a phased mariner, after careful evaluation of the safety and security issues in each sector," the Secretary said. "Again, I ask the patience of the flying public. Please remember that we are recovering from a massive disruption and widespread shock. But very soon we will work our way back to full recovery."
  There are more than 200,000 privately owned and operated aircraft registered in the United States.

Notams

FDC 1/9938 "SPECIAL NOTICE" EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 2000 UTC AND PURSUANT
TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES. IN ADDITION TO THE
GUIDELINES STIPULATED IN FDC NOTAM 1/9853, PART 91 AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS BY U.S.
REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE UNITED STATES DOMESTIC AIRSPACE
SYSTEM PROVIDED THEY FILE AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN AND OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
IFR FROM DEPARTURE TO DESTINATION. THIS AUTHORIZATION DOES NOT INCLUDED PART 91 INTERNATIONAL OPERATION TO OR FROM UNITED STATES AIRPORTS. AIRBORNE
CANCELATION OF IFR CLEARANCE IS NOT AUTHORIZED. PILOTS ARE NOT ALLOWED
TO DEPART VFR TO ACTIVATE IFR CLEARANCES AIRBORNE. PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME. APILOTS 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 PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS RESTRICTION ARE AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY, RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS, FIRE- FIGHTING OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE EVACUATION. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NOTAM
SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO ATCSCC AT 703-787-8179 OR 703-787-8351.
142044-150200
01/09/14 20:47 FSB.//wkstn07a ATCSCC ADVZY 060 DCC 09/14/01 07GGDC01TL
MRU000
142013 RC =00 GG KDZZNAXX 142013 KDZZNAXX

!FDC 1/9937 ZNY NY.. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS NEW YORK, NY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTION 91.137A (1) TEMPORARY AUTHORIZED BY ATC, NO FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN A 25  NAUTICAL RADIUS OF THE WASHINGTON /DCA/ VOR/DME, EXCLUDING THE MANASSAS, VIRGINIA CLASS D AIRSPACE AREA; OR WITHIN A 25 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF THE  KENNEDY /JFK/VOR/DME, EXCLUDING THE WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK CLASS D AIRSPACE AREA.
 
 


NOTAM updates
        Fri, 14 Sep 2001 16:02:33 -0400
In my last message I wrote something about the limited airspace openings omitting ag operations. Well, finally there is an amended NOTAM including Ag operations (spraying etc.) -- that's the Part 137 operations. Below is the latest NOTAM as of this time.
Also word is that IFR flights for Part 91 operations will be permitted in a couple of hours but with certain limitations.
 

Also, I just heard on the network news that President Bush has declared a State of Emergency.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172

ATCSCC ADVZY 045 DCC 09/14/01- U.S. AIRSPACE OPERATIONS

                     .
                     ****CORRECTION TO ADVZY 043 TO ADD NUMBERS 11 AND 12 BELOW.

                     .
                     **THIS IS THE TEXT OF FDC NOTAM FDC FDC 1/9906 ZZZ**

                     .
                     SPECIAL NOTICE--EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY-- UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
                     PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES.
                    MILITARY, U. S. GOVERNMENT, AND IFR/VFR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT
                     OPERATIONS UNDER 14 CFR PARTS 121, 125, 129, AND 135 ARE AUTHORIZED TO
                     OPERATE IN THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM WITH THE
                     FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

                        1.PARTS 121, 125 - WITHIN THE U.S., TO AND FROM SECURE AIRPORTS ONLY.
                          THIS INCLUDES FERRY FLIGHTS.
                        2.PART 121 U.S. CARGO OPERATORS MAY RESUME NORMAL OPREATIONS IN
                          ACCORDNACE WITH EXISTING FEDERAL AIR REGULATIONS.
                        3.PARTS 121, 125 - DEPARTING EXTRAORDINARY (SECURE) AIRPORTS
                          OVERSEAS AND CANADIAN AIRPORTS, AS IDENTIFIED BY FAA
                          HEADQUARTERS, DESTINED TO THE UNITED STATES. FAA SECURITY, ON A
                          CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, MAY AUTHORIZE FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM
                          NON-EXTRAORDINARY AIRPORTS.
                        4.ALL MEDVAC, MILITARY, FIRE FIGHTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND
                          HURRICANE EVACUATION AIRCRAFT (HURRICANE EVAC AIRCRAFT
                          OPERATING ALONG THE COASTAL STATES FROM TEXAS TO NORTH
                          CAROLINA INCLUDING WATERS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL RIG
                          EVAC). THESE AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE IN AND OUT OF SECURE OR
                          NON-SECURE AIRPORTS AND MUST BE ASSIGNED A DISCRETE BEACON
                          CODE.
                        5.PART 135 AIRCRAFT CAN OPERATE FROM SECURE AND NON-SECURE
                          AIRPORTS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND MUST BE ASSIGNED A
                          DISCRETE BEACON CODE. PART 135 AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT HAVE A
                          COMPANY CALL SIGN MUST FILE A "T" PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT TAIL
                          NUMBER. WE WILL ALSO ACCEPT CANADIAN PART 135 AIRCRAFT INTO
                          THE U.S. FROM CANADA AND CANADA WILL ACCEPT U.S. PART 135 INTO
                          THEIR AIRSPACE. WE WILL ACCEPT ALL U. S. PART 135 AIRCRAFT FROM
                          FOREIGN DEPARTURE POINTS.
                        6.ALL CANADIAN FLAGGED PART 129 AIRCRAFT ORIGINATING FROM
                          CANADA ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER U. S. AIRSPACE.
                        7.PARTS 121, 125, AND 129 AIRCRAFT CAN DEPART THE U. S. FROM SECURE  AIRPORTS.
                        8.PART 129 AIRCRAFT WHICH DIVERTED TO AIRPORTS, OTHER THAN THEIR
                          PLANNED DESTINATION AIRPORT, WITHIN THE U. S. ON TUESDAY,
                          SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 MAY CONTINUE TO THEIR ORIGINAL U. S.
                          DESTINATION.
                        9.PART 129 AIRCRAFT WHICH DIVERTED TO CANADIAN AIRPORTS ON
                          TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 MAY CONTINUE TO THEIR ORIGINAL U. S.
                          DESTINATION AIRPORT.
                       10.ALL EL AL, ALL NIPPON AND JAPAN AIRLINE CAN OPERATE INTO, OUT OF,
                          OR OVER U. S. AIRSPACE.

                     NOTE: IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE USER TO ASCERTAIN
                     THE STATUS OF THEIR DESTINATION AIRPORT.

                       11.FOREIGN MILITARY AIRCRAFT MUST RECEIVE APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT IN
                          THE U.S. PHONE 703-725-3332 FOR APPROVAL.
                       12.PART 137 OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED EFFECTIVE 141615 UTC.

                     .
                     FLIGHTS NOT AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE IN THE NAS:

                        1.GENERAL AVIATION, PART 91, TO INCLUDE CORPORATE AIRCRAFT.
                        2.PART 129 AIRCRAFT ARE NOT PERMITTED INTO THE U.S., OTHER THAN
                          THOSE EXCEPTIONS AS IDENTIFIED ON THE ABOVE AUTHORIZED LIST.
                        3.NON-U.S./CANADIAN FLAG CARRIERS ARE NOT APPROVED TO OVERFLY
                          THE U.S. SOVEREIGN.

                     IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF AUTHORIZATION STATUS, CONTACT THE FAA
                     COMMAND CENTER AT 703-787-8179 OR 703-787-8351.

                     ITHIS NOTAM CANCELS FDC 1/9895 AND 1/9897

                    .
                     01/09/14 17:35 FSA.//wkstn07


Boshears air show, grounded aircraft

Thu, 13 Sep 2001 23:05:37 -0400

At a meeting tonight the Boshears Air Show committee has cancelled the Boshears flyin/airshow. It is being postponed to a later date, possibly October, 2001, maybe as far in the future as March, 2002.

The reasons are:

The FAA in all this confusion around the tragedies in New York and Washington, is concerned about the flying of "uncontrolled aircraft."

They did open the airspace to General Aviation around 0700 and at 1030 EDT 09/13/01. But then, in a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) issued at 1055 EDT and not transmitted until 1120 EDT there was this curt NOTAM:

ATC Bulletins 09/13/01

  10:55 AM EDT Notice From the GA
  Desk at ATCSCC
  GA OPERATORS NOT TO ENTER
  ATC SYSTEM UNTIL FUTHER
  NOTICE

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Unfortunately some aircraft had already received clearance and were airborne:

According to AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association) "However, pilots who did obtain a legal briefing got that notam, filed flight plans, in some cases, even departed at what they thought was a legal hour. But, in fact, they unknowingly violated a new 1457Z notam prohibiting all GA flights. The horror stories then began to unfold.
Flight crews had told their corporate chiefs they could depart at 11a.m. ET. So they taxied out, and then were turned around by the tower. Some flights did get into the air, but don’t count them lucky. F-16s intercepted not only corporate aircraft, but also a Texas student and flight instructor. All were forced to return to home base and land."

Imagine being in your gyroplane, ultralight or light plane and having a fighter jet come right up to you (he'd have to pass you, but fast) -- in the rules of the current emergency, they don't have to follow the FARs. After a predetermined protocol, if you don't understand what he wants and don't land immediately, he can shoot you down. In American airspace. In this confusion and fear bred by the tragedies, the fighter jocks have itchy trigger fingers.

According to AOPA and other aircraft organizations (such as NBAA [National Business Aviation Association, Inc.]) "Secretary Mineta said that the National Security Council perceives VFR flight as uncontrolled, and therefore a greater threat somehow."

"The bottom line is that decision-makers outside of FAA and the Department of Transportation believe the nation still faces a heightened security risk, and that general aviation might be used to attack the nation. While we all know that is pretty farfetched, the mood at the moment is to not take any risks, no matter how unlikely they might be."

==============================

Daniel Field, Bush Field, Aiken Aviation etc. are all financially hurting by the lengthy closing of airspace.

The final words of AOPA are "When the security threats lessen, first will come the approval for Part 91 IFR flying. Then, no sooner than 48 hours later, should come the restoration of VFR privileges."
 

Of course keep your prayers and any financial support and blood going to the relief efforts in Washington and especially New York.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172

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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:33:46 -0400
From: John Magnan <jcm2@earthlink.net>
Here all planes in the country are grounded except for Lifeguard flights (air ambulances) and law enforcement both of which have to have air traffic control clearance to fly and to give all personal information about everyone on board including name, date of birth, location of birth, social security number etc. and also their destination and tail number, time of departure, location, cargo, and all other possible information. Another exception is commercial flights that were interrupted so they can finish their flight, but no new flights. F-15 and F-16 fighters are overhead to enforce the rules. I just called the FAA since a GA (General Aviation) plane just flew over me -- they will check their radar since no flight to them had been permitted. I also called the Wrens Police Department to check the airport and detain and arrest (to hold for Federal Marshals) anyone who landed.

Unfortunately, we are in a state of war. Pearl Harbor had 2400 deaths and about 3800 total casualties. This attack has many more deaths and injuries.

An attack like this was predicted, as you know, but not by our aircraft in this manner. In the future, if you fly anywhere, carry nothing metal --- since it seems that common boxcutters were the weapon of choice by the hijackers/killers/terrorists.

Here there is much on security -- our local army base (Fort Gordon) is locked down and at the highest possible security. Also, our local atomic power plant has the same high security state. Also our local nuclear power research facility (Savannah River Plant) also has the highest security alert in place.

-----------------------NOTAM (FDC1/9731)
!FDC 1/9731 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - DUE TO EXTRADORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES AND FOR REASONS OF SAFETY. ATTENTION ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATORS, BY ORDER OF THE FEDERAL AVATION COMMAND CENTER, ALL AIRPORTS/AIRDROMES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR LANDING AND TAKEOFF. ALL TRAFFIC INCLUDING AIRBORNE AIRCRAFT ARE ENCOURAGE TO LAND SHORTLY.

!FDC 1/9760 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE. FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE
SYSTEM BY UNITED STATES CIVIL AIRCRAFT AND FOREIGN CIVIL
AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT ARE PROHIBITED, EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE
WITH ADVZY 043 OR AS AMENDED OR REVISED.

!FDC 1/9746 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - EFFECT IMMEDIATELY. SCATANA HAS
NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED, HOWEVER, DOD AIRCREWS ONLY WILL FOLLOW
SCATANA PROCEDURES FOR FILING FLIGHT PLANS IN ORDER TO GAIN
DEPARTURE APPROVAL. REPEAT: SCATANA HAS NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED.

!FDC 1/9731 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - DUE TO EXTRADORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
AND FOR REASONS OF SAFETY. ATTENTION ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATORS,
BY ORDER OF THE FEDERAL AVATION COMMAND CENTER, ALL AIRPORTS/
AIRDROMES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR LANDING AND TAKEOFF. ALL TRAFFIC
INCLUDING AIRBORNE AIRCRAFT ARE ENCOURAGE TO LAND SHORTLY.
<<<
ALL IFR AND VFR GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHTS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE
NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Sep 13 18:01:32 GMT 2001
!FDC 1/9853 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER
NOTICE.
PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES.
MILITARY, U.S.
GOVERNMENT, AND IFR/VFR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER 14 CFR
PARTS
121, 129, AND 135 ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL AIRSPACE
SYSTEM
PROVIDED THEY HAVE AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. AIRPORT AND
AIRCRAFT WILL BE OPERATING UNDER INCREASED SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.
SPECIFIC
AIRPORTS MAY NOT HAVE RESUMED OPERATIONS BY THIS TIME FRAME. OPERATORS
ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT THEIR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS ARE MET, THAT
THE
POINT OF DEPARTURE AND DESTINATION AIRPORT IS SECURITY CERTIFIED AND
OPERATIONAL. ALL IFR AND VFR GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHTS ARE PROHIBITED
WITHIN
THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
 AIRCRAFT WITH APPROVAL FROM THE FAA COMMAND CENTER AT 703-787-8179 OR
 703-787-8351:

        AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY,
        RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS,
        FIRE FIGHTING OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY,
        LAW ENFORCEMENT,
        HURRICANE EVACUATION,
        THESE AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE
BEACON CODE.
        THIS NOTAM CANCELS FDC 1/9832.

John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172



Unfortunately some aircraft had already received clearance and were airborne:

According to AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association) "However, pilots who did obtain a legal briefing got that notam, filed flight plans, in some cases, even departed at what they thought was a legal hour. But, in fact, they unknowingly violated a new 1457Z notam prohibiting all GA flights. The horror stories then began to unfold. Flight crews had told their corporate chiefs they could depart at 11a.m. ET. So they taxied out, and then were turned around by the tower. Some flights did get into the air, but don’t count them lucky. F-16s intercepted not only corporate aircraft, but also a Texas student and flight instructor. All were forced to return to home base and land."





REFERENCE:
SCATANA= Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Naviagational Aids

AIM Section 5-6-1 : National Security, section g: Special Security Instructions

1. During defense emergency or air defense emergency conditions, additional special security instructions may be issued in accordance with the Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Naviagational Aids (SCATANA) plan.

2. Under provisions of the SCATANA plan, the military will direct the action to be taken-in regard to landing, grounding, diversion, or dispersal of aircraft and the control of air navigation aids in the defense of the US during emergency conditions

3. At the time a portion or all of SCATANA is implemented, ATC facilities will broadcast appropriate instructions recieced from the military over available ATC frequencies. Depending on instructions recieved from the military, VFR flights may be directed to land at the nearest available airport, and IFR flights will be expected to proceed as directed by ATC

4. Pilots on the ground may be required to file a flight plan and obtain approval (through FAA) prior to conducting flight operation.

5. In view of the above, all pilots should guard an ATC or FSS frequency at all times while conducting flight operations.

!FDC 1/9805 FDC PART 1 OF 2 SPECIAL NOTICE - DUE TO EXTRAORDINARY
CIRCUMSTANCES PURSUANT TO 14 CFR, SECTION 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR
TRAFFIC RULES, THE FOLLOWING FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE EFFECTIVE
IMMEDIATELY AND GOVERN FLIGHT FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN THE UNITED
STATES SOVEREIGN AIRSPACE:
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 14 CFR 121 AND 129 DIVERSION RECOVERY AIR-
CRAFT THAT DIVERTEDTO UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN AIRPORTS WILL BE
ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR ORIGINAL INTENDED DESTINATION AIRPORT,
WITH THEIR ORIGINAL CARGO AND PASSENGERS, WHERE THOSE AIRPORTS ARE
AVAILABLE FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS. SOME FLIGHTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO A
DIFFERENT DESTINATION AT THE DISCRETION OF ATC DUE TO AIRPORT
CLOSURE.
NON-REVENUE FERRY FLIGHTS CONDUCTED BY 14 CFR 121 OR 129 OPERATORS
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES DOMESTIC AIRSPACE INCLUDING HAWAII AND
ALASKA WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO REPOSITION AIRCRAFT AND FLIGHT CREWS TO
UNITED STATES AIRPORTS WHERE THOSE AIRPORTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FLIGHT
OPERATIONS, AND CANADIAN AIRPORTS. THESE FLIGHTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO
FERRY REPOSITIONING CREWS, BUT NO PASSENGERS OR CARGO.
END PART 1 OF 2
!FDC 1/9805 FDC PART 2 OF 2 SPECIAL NOTICE
FLIGHT TO CANADIAN AIRPORTS MAY RETURN TO ANY U.S. AIRPORT THAT IS
AVAILABLE FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS PROVIDEDTHEY RETURN UTILIZING THE
SAME CALLSIGN ON OUTBOUND AND INBOUND LEGS. THESE OPERATIONS MAY
BEGIN AND TERMINATE AT AIRPORTS THAT HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED ALL
SECURITY CERTIFICATIONS, OR OPERATE OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN PURSUANT
TO NOTAM KZOA A3586/01. ALL OTHER AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF MEDICAL EMER GENCY, RESCUE RECOVERY, MILITARY AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.
THIS NOTAM CANCELS FDC 1/9731 AND FDC 1/9771.
PROPONENTS OF THE AUTHORIZED FLIGHTS SHOULD FAX THE BELOW INFORMATION
TO THE ATCSCC AT 703-904-4459:
AIRCRAFT CALLSIGN
DEPARTURE AIRPORT
DESTINATION AIRPORT
NUMBER OF CREW
ANY QUESTIONS ON THE MATTER SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ATCSS AT
703-787-8170 OR 703-787-8351.
END PART 2 OF 2
John Magnan
Secretary
EAA 1313
PRA Chapter 13
EAA 172




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