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TSA Sends Kudos to GA


January 19, 2012 - During a discussion this week with EAA, TSA expressed thanks to the entire recreational and GA pilot community for their professionalism and awareness of proper operations within Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) areas.

"Continuing education has been the key tool in the overall reduction of TFR violations," said Kerwin Wilson, acting manager of the TSA General Aviation Division. "For example, during the most recent Hawaii TFR there were no TFR violations and we thank the recreational and general aviation community for their compliance with the flight restrictions."

EAA reminds pilots operating in vicinity of the DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) that the FAA updated the Special Awareness Training Course to include recent changes to the Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) operating procedures.

"Although pilots are not required to retake the course," said Randy Hansen, EAA government relations director, "EAA encourages pilots who took this course prior to November 30, 2011, to take it again as a refresher. Continuing education is the key to improve your airspace situational awareness when operating in the vicinity of special flight rule and/or TFR blocks of airspace."


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