...With PR Push On The Hill...

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Kathleen Roy, a media and public-affairs specialist for AOPA, gave a demo flight in a Piper Archer to a reporter from The Hill, a local D.C. newspaper widely read by legislators and politicos. "Although Roy had filed a flight plan before takeoff, as required, she was denied access initially because air traffic control could not identify her plane," Hill reporter Jackie Kucinich wrote. "She circled outside the area [for 15 minutes, according to AOPA] while calling in her second attempt. Finally, she was given a four-digit transponder code that identified her aircraft as clear to enter the airspace." Landmarks that identify the ADIZ boundaries were difficult to identify in the haze, Kucinich wrote.