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Many civilian flight operations in U.S. airspace remain prohibited as of 0200 UTC Thursday, November 8, 2001.

FDC NOTAM 1/1474 relaxes restrictions on VFR operations in the remaining Enhanced Class B airspace, with the exception of Boston, New York and Washington. As it did a week earlier, the FAA is "staggering" its implementation of relaxations at these locations through Wednesday, October 17. This NOTAM also includes:

  • A restatement of the definition of "Enhanced Class B" (ECB) airspace; and,

  • A restatement of which VFR operations are prohibited in ECB.

Similar to FDC NOTAM 1/1474, FDC NOTAM 1/1225 relaxed restrictions on VFR operations in Enhanced Class B airspace at 15 locations around the U.S. beginning Monday, October 15. The FAA "staggered" its implementation of these relaxations at these locations through Wednesday, October 17.

FDC NOTAMs 1/0989, 1/0613, 1/0617 and 1/0628 continue to be the most current statements of other operational restrictions.

  • NOTAM 1/0989 establishes Emergency Air Traffic Rules for the airspace centered around the JFK, DCA and BOS VOR facilities.

  • Reduces the 25-nm airspace rings around JFK and DCA to 18 nm and establishes similar restrictions within 15 nm of the BOS VORTAC;

  • Requires IFR flight plans, which must be filed at least one hour in advance; and,

  • Allows VFR flight training within the 18-to-25-nm rings around JFK and DCA and outside the 15-nm ring around the BOS VORTAC in piston-powered aircraft with a MGTOW of no more 4,000 pounds.

Other NOTAMs:

Highlights Include:

  • Temporary Flight Restrictions remain in place over large gatherings of people;

  • Deadly force is authorized to prevent incursion into restricted or prohibited areas; and,

  • All aircraft are directed to maintain a listening watch on GUARD frequencies (121.5 VHF and/or 243.0 UHF) if possible.


NOTAM 1/1016 advises that current editions of the Aeronautical Information Manual depicting intercept signals may be incorrect (this is true for the FAA's online version) and makes corrections.


Click here to read the FAA's list of Frequently Asked Questions About Resumption of Air Service.

Click here to read AVweb's disclaimer.

AVweb will update its readers as conditions allow.


!FDC 1/1786 ZAU IL.. FLIGHT RESTRICTION OVER DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, IL.

FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES, AND 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS.

EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS, AUTHORIZED BY ATC, ALL VFR FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED
WITHIN THE AREA DEFINED BY:

- A LINE DRAWN 1.5 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH FROM THE POINT DEFINED BY THE CHICAGO VOR/DME/ORD/116 DEGREE RADIAL AT 13 NAUTICAL MILES OR 415330N/873830W, EXTENDING IN AN ARC CLOCKWISE TO A LINE DRAWN 1.5 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH FROM THE SAME POINT.

- FROM THE SURFACE TO 3000 FEET AGL.


!FDC 1/1474 FDC PART 1 OF 2 ...SPECIAL NOTICE ... VFR INSIDE ECB ...

FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 22, 2001, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.139 THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 AND PART 137 VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE INSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

1) DEFINITION REPEATED: "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.

2) THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PROVISION AND REMAIN PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING VFR IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • NEWS REPORTING,
  • TRAFFIC WATCH,
  • CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING,
  • SIGHTSEEING (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.

3) AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE USING A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", USING NORMAL VFR CODES, I.E. 1200.

4) CAPABLE AIRCRAFT MUST MONITOR THE GUARD FREQUENCY ON 121.5/243.0 AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

5) APPROVAL/WAIVER TO OPERATE WITHOUT A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT, AND ON A FLIGHT-BY-FLIGHT BASIS, FROM THE LOCAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY CONTROLLING THE AFFECTED "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

6) EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • ATLANTA, GA;
  • LOS ANGELES, CA;
  • LAS VEGAS, NV;
  • MIAMI, FL; AND,
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

7) EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • DENVER, CO;
  • PITTSBURGH, PA;
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA;
  • DETROIT, MI; AND,
  • SAN DIEGO, CA.

8) EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • ORLANDO, FL; AND,
  • CHICAGO, IL.

VFR PILOTS IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" ARE ENCOURAGED TO OPERATE THEIR AIRCRAFT IN A NORMAL MANNER, AVOIDING AEROBATICS, LOITERING OR CIRCLING, AND UNPREDICTABLE FLIGHT PATHS.

PILOTS ARE URGED TO CHECK NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAMS) AND CALL THE LOCAL FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WX-BRIEF PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT.

 



!FDC 1/1225 FDC  ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... NEW NOTAM RE VFR INSIDE ECB

FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15, 2001, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.139 THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 AND PART 137 VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE INSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

1) DEFINITION REPEATED: "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.

2) THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PROVISION AND REMAIN PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING VFR IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • NEWS REPORTING,
  • TRAFFIC WATCH,
  • CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING,
  • SIGHTSEEING (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.

3) AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE USING A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE", USING NORMAL VFR CODES, I.E. 1200. 

4) CAPABLE AIRCRAFT MUST MONITOR THE GUARD FREQUENCY ON 121.5/ 243.0 AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

5) APPROVAL/WAIVER TO OPERATE WITHOUT A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT, AND ON A FLIGHT-BY-FLIGHT BASIS, FROM THE LOCAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY CONTROLLING THE AFFECTED "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

6) EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • HOUSTON, TX;
  • KANSAS CITY, MO;
  • MEMPHIS, TN;
  • NEW ORLEANS, LA, AND;
  • ST. LOUIS, MO.

7) EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • CLEVELAND, OH;
  • DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX;
  • HONOLULU, HI;
  • MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AND;
  • PHOENIX, AZ.

8) EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE":

  • CHARLOTTE, NC;
  • CINCINNATI, OH/ COVINGTON, KY;
  • SALT LAKE CITY, UT;
  • SEATTLE, WA, AND;
  • TAMPA, FL.

VFR PILOTS IN "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE" ARE ENCOURAGED TO OPERATE THEIR AIRCRAFT IN A NORMAL MANNER, AVOIDING AEROBATICS, LOITERING OR CIRCLING, AND UNPREDICTABLE FLIGHT PATHS. PILOTS ARE URGED TO CHECK NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAMS) AND CALL THE LOCAL FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WX-BRIEF PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT.


!FDC 1/1016 FDC AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL, TABLE 5-6-2, AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTING SIGNALS, SERIES 4, 5, AND 6, THE COLUMN HEADINGS ARE INCORRECT. THE LEFT COLUMN CURRENTLY LABELED INTERCEPTING AIRCRAFT SIGNALS SHOULD READ INTERCEPTED AIRCRAFT SIGNALS AND THE RIGHT COLUMN CURRENTLY LABELED INTERCEPTED AIRCRAFT RESPONDS SHOULD READ INTERCEPTING AIRCRAFT RESPONDS. THIS NOTAM REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 02/21/02.


!FDC 1/0989 FDC ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 6, 2001 0401 UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.139 THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

PART 1. .. WASHINGTON, DC. .. 

NO TITLE 14 PART 91 FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN AN 18 NM RADIUS OF THE WASHINGTON (DCA) VOR/DME FROM THE SURFACE TO INFINITY.

PART 91 FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED ONLY IN THAT AREA BETWEEN THE 18 NM RADIUS OF THE DCA VOR/DME AND THE 25 NM RADIUS OF THE DCA VOR/DME FROM THE SURFACE TO INFINITY, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:

1) ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN.

2) IFR FLIGHT PLANS MUST BE FILED NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE PROPOSED DEPARTURE TIME.

3) AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT AIRPORTS WITH AN OPERATING AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SHALL FOLLOW ATC INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY ESTABLISHED ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE PROCEDURES.

4) AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT AN OPERATING AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SHALL OBTAIN AN ATC CLEARANCE AND RELEASE TIME PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. AIRCRAFT SHALL FOLLOW ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS AS ASSIGNED BY ATC.

5) ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE CONDUCTED UNDER IFR THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT, EXCEPT THAT VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR SINGLE ENGINE NON-TURBO JET POWERED AND ROTOR DRIVEN PISTON POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 4,000 POUNDS OR LESS. PART 91 OPERATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE 25 NM RADIUS OF THE DCA VOR/DME ARE SUBJECT TO ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED FOR THAT AIRSPACE PROVIDED BY OTHER GUIDANCE, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.

PART 2. .. NEW YORK, NEW YORK ..

NO TITLE 14 PART 91 FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN AN 18 NM RADIUS OF THE KENNEDY (JFK) VOR/DME, FROM THE SURFACE TO INFINITY.

PART 91 OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED ONLY IN THAT AREA BETWEEN THE 18 NM RADIUS OF THE JFK VOR/DME AND THE 25 NM RADIUS OF THE JFK VOR/DME, INCLUDING THE REPUBLIC AND THE TETERBORO CLASS D AIRSPACE AREAS FROM SURFACE TO INFINITY, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:

1) ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN.

2) IFR FLIGHT PLANS MUST BE FILED NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE PROPOSED DEPARTURE TIME.

3) AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT AIRPORTS WITH AN OPERATING AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SHALL FOLLOW ATC INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY ESTABLISHED ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE PROCEDURES.

4) AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT AN OPERATING AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SHALL OBTAIN AN ATC CLEARANCE AND RELEASE TIME PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. AIRCRAFT SHALL FOLLOW ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS AS ASSIGNED BY ATC.

5) ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE CONDUCTED UNDER IFR THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT, EXCEPT THAT VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR SINGLE ENGINE NON-TURBO JET POWERED AND ROTOR DRIVEN PISTON POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 4,000 POUNDS OR LESS. PART 91 OPERATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE 25 NM RADIUS OF THE JFK VOR/DME ARE SUBJECT TO ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED FOR THAT AIRSPACE PROVIDED BY OTHER GUIDANCE, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.

PART 3. .. BOSTON, MA. ..

NO TITLE 14 PART 91 OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED WITHIN A 15 NM RADIUS OF THE BOSTON (BOS) VORTAC, FROM THE SURFACE TO INFINITY, EXCEPT FOR THE PURPOSE OF IFR ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE OPERATIONS AT THE BOSTON (BOS) AIRPORT. PART 91 OPERATIONS ARE PERMITTED IN THE AREA BETWEEN 15 NM OF THE BOS VORTAC, AND THE OUTER LIMITS OF THE BOSTON ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE AREA, INCLUDING THE BEVERLY, BEDFORD, AND NORWOOD MEMORIAL AIRPORT CLASS D AIRSPACE AREAS, FROM SURFACE TO INFINITY, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:

1) ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN.

2) IFR FLIGHT PLANS MUST BE FILED NO LESS THAN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE PROPOSED DEPARTURE TIME.

3) AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT AIRPORTS WITH AN OPERATING AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SHALL FOLLOW ATC INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY ESTABLISHED ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE PROCEDURES.

4) AIRCRAFT OPERATING AT AIRPORTS WITHOUT AN OPERATING AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SHALL OBTAIN AN ATC CLEARANCE AND RELEASE TIME PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. AIRCRAFT SHALL FOLLOW ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS AS ASSIGNED BY ATC.

5) ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE IFR THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT, EXCEPT THAT VFR FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR SINGLE ENGINE NON-TURBO JET POWERED AND ROTOR DRIVEN PISTON POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF 4,000 POUNDS OR LESS.

PART 4.

PILOTS ARE ADVISED THAT MILITARY AIRCRAFT PATROL THE ABOVE INDICATED AREAS AND ALL FLIGHTS ARE ACTIVELY MONITORED. ANY AIRCRAFT WITHIN THESE AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTION AND THE USE OF FORCE.

NOTE: PART 135 AIRCRAFT ARE ONLY AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT OPERATIONS CONDUCIVE TO ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES WITHIN AIRSPACE DESCRIBED HEREIN.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FLIGHT SERVICE STATION, 1-800-WX-BRIEF.


(Issued September 28, 2001, 22:47Z)

!FDC 1/0613 FDC 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 91.139, THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:

PART I. DEFINITIONS

"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.

"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. EN ROUTE TO AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

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.

"FLIGHT TRAINING" MEANS THAT TRAINING, OTHER THAN GROUND TRAINING, RECEIVED FROM AN AUTHORIZED INSTRUCTOR IN FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT.

AIRSPACE

CLASS B AIRSPACE AS DEFINED IN 14 CFR SECTION 71.41.

"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 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:

IFR - OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

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.

PART 121 CARGO OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

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.

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

PART 91 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE."

EXCEPT FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION AREAS FOR THE NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON DC AREAS ESTABLISHED BY NOTAM, PART 91 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

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.

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

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

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:

VFR OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN D BELOW.

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.

PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.

IFR/VFR POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST VFR 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

PART 101 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART 103 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART V. SPECIAL INFORMATION.

FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT MUST OBTAIN SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGH THEIR EMBASSY PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.

PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.

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.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.


(Issued September 28, 2001, 23:28Z)

!FDC 1/0617 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE

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

"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.

"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. EN ROUTE TO AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

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.

"FLIGHT TRAINING" MEANS THAT TRAINING, OTHER THAN GROUND TRAINING, RECEIVED FROM AN AUTHORIZED INSTRUCTOR IN FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT.

AIRSPACE

CLASS B AIRSPACE AS DEFINED IN 14 CFR SECTION 71.41.

"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 AIR SPACE OF THE U.S. IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

VFR - OPERATIONS WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

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.

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.

PART 121 CARGO OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

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.

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

U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE OUTSIDE "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

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.

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 MULTI-ENGINE NON-TURBOJET POWERED AND NON-POWERED AIRCRAFT WITH A MAXIMUM CERTIFICATED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT OF12,500 POUNDS OR LESS.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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:

VFR OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN D BELOW.

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.

PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.

IFR/VFR POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST VFR 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

PART 101 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART 103 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART V. SPECIAL INFORMATION.

FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT MUST OBTAIN SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGH THEIR EMBASSY PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.

PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.

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.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.


(Issued September 28, 2001, 22:47Z)

!FDC 1/0628 FDC 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 ADDRESSES IFR OPERATIONS IN THE U.S.; AND THE SECOND NOTAM ADDRESSES VFR OPERATIONS 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:

PART I. DEFINITIONS

"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.

"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. EN ROUTE TO AN AIRPORT/LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S., ITS TERRITORIES OR POSSESSIONS.

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.

"FLIGHT TRAINING" MEANS THAT TRAINING, OTHER THAN GROUND TRAINING, RECEIVED FROM AN AUTHORIZED INSTRUCTOR IN FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT.

AIRSPACE

CLASS B AIRSPACE AS DEFINED IN 14 CFR SECTION 71.41.

"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 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:

OPERATIONS TO/FROM LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S. IFR/VFR

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:

  • THE AIRCRAFT IS REGISTERED IN THE U.S., CANADA OR MEXICO.
  • THE FLIGHT CREW AND ONLY KNOWN PASSENGERS ARE ON BOARD.
  • THE AIRCRAFT FILES AND ACTIVATES A FLIGHT PLAN.
  • THE AIRCRAFT IS IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE GOVERNING ATC FACILITY AT THE TIME OF THE BOUNDARY CROSSING.
  • THE AIRCRAFT IS SQUAWKING AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.
  • 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.
  • THE AIRCRAFT AVOID "ENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACE".

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:

  • THE AIRCRAFT IS REGISTERED IN THE U.S., CANADA OR MEXICO.
  • THE FLIGHT CREW AND ONLY KNOWN PASSENGERS ARE ON BOARD.
  • ENTRY BETWEEN CANADA AND ALASKA MUST BE DONE NORTH OF THE 54TH PARALLEL.
  • TRANSPONDER EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT SQUAWK 1200.
  • THE AIRCRAFT FILES AND ACTIVATES A FLIGHT PLAN.

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, AND PART 121 AND 125 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PART 129 CANADIAN OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OVERFLY THE TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE OF THE U.S.

PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE.

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

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.

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:

VFR OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN D BELOW.

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.

PART 91 OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO DEPART THE U.S. WITH NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS WITHIN THE U.S.

IFR/VFR POST MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURER PRODUCTION, AND ACCEPTANCE FLIGHT TEST VFR 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

PART 101 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART 103 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED.

PART V. SPECIAL INFORMATION.

FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT MUST OBTAIN SPECIFIC APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGH THEIR EMBASSY PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.

PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME.

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.

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR AUTHORIZATION STATUS, PLEASE CONTACT A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WXBRIEF.


!FDC 1/0329 (and FDC 1/0330 Int'l version) FDC 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.


!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.


!FDC 1/0609 (and FDC 1/0610 Int'l version) 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 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.


!FDC 1/1516 FDC ....SPECIAL NOTICE....

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY, ALL PILOTS OPERATING IN ACCORDANCE WITH VISUAL FLIGHT RULES ARE STRONGLY URGED TO NOT CIRCLE OR LOITER OVER THE FOLLOWING SITES:

  • NUCLEAR/ELECTRICAL POWER PLANTS,
  • POWER DISTRIBUTION STATIONS,
  • DAMS,
  • RESERVOIRS,
  • REFINERIES,
  • OR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS,

UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY ATC OR AS REQUIRED TO LAND AND DEPART AT TOWERED/NON-TOWERED AIRPORTS.

ANY VFR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE ABOVE INDICATED AREAS, IF CAPABLE, ARE TO MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON VHF 121.5 OR UHF 243.0 EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES.


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