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 The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

February 8, 2003   Volume 3, Number 7



Flight Operations Will Change Significantly in Baltimore-Washington D.C. Area Beginning Monday
EAA President Tom Poberezny and Washington Office Director Doug Macnair took part in a teleconference Saturday with FAA Administrator Marion Blakey and TSA Chief operating Officer Admiral Shkor and their staffs to discuss soon to-be-implemented airspace restrictions and special flight procedures for general aviation flight operations into, out of, through, or within the National Capital Region (NCR).

The new airspace control measures create an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the airspace under 18,000 feet roughly based on the existing outer ring of Class B airspace around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. This action, scheduled to go into effect at 6 a.m. EST Monday, February 10, will affect operations at many outlying airports in the area.

Pilots are strongly urged to seek out the latest information regarding airspace restrictions. Look for more detailed information, including maps, on the EAA website as soon they are available.

“It is imperative that EAA members and other pilots operating in or near the newly expanded restricted areas check the NOTAMs before take-off,” stressed Poberezny. “Superior airmanship is absolutely required on the part of all general aviation.”

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