Chart Glitch Could Cause ADIZ Busts
The FAA is telling pilots operating in some of the nationís busiest airspace to ignore a newly released chart until Aug. 30. AOPA says the Cincinnati sectional chart includes a sliver of the current Air Defense Identification Zone around Washington, D.C., but that section of the ADIZ will be eliminated when the boundaries of the restricted airspace change on Aug. 30. The FAA revised the chart and then released it prematurely, meaning pilots following the information on the sectional could end up busting the restricted airspace. The offending chart is recognizable by a blue dot on the front panel. The error was spotted by AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Robert Clark, who told AOPA about the problem. AOPA told the FAA and the FAA issued a NOTAM warning pilots to use the old Cincinnati sectional until Aug. 30.