Potomac Airfield Back In Business
Owner Agrees To Follow TSA Rules
Potomac Airfield, just outside of Washington, D.C., is open again, about six weeks after being shut down by the TSA. The airfield opened up for business on Friday afternoon, after owner David Wartofsky agreed to follow more strictly the TSA's rules. (He acknowledges he had made some changes to TSA-approved procedures, but said those procedures were outdated and his changes enhanced security.) Wartofsky said a useful dialog has been prompted by the disagreement. "More communication is going on now about some operational realities," he told AVweb. He said he's hopeful that within the next month or so the various agencies involved in securing the airspace will begin to hold productive discussions and improve the security procedures for pilots in the region.