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Itís pretty hard to find anyone in aviation who actually supports the ADIZ becoming permanent but the FAA isn't interested in whether we like it. The agency is looking for insight into what pilots think will be the actual impact of making the ADIZ permanent by assessing the effects of the "temporary" zone. Specifically, the FAA wants to know if people are flying less because of the ADIZ and how much it's cost them. Panelists will be looking for documentary evidence to back up the claims.

And while the FAA is the lead agency in airspace issues, it's widely speculated (and privately conceded by FAA brass) that itís the Secret Service, Department of Defense and the Transportation Security Administration that are really calling the shots. Representatives of two of those three, the DOD and TSA, will be at the meeting. Be brief and to the point. Others will be wanting their turn.