Issue Date: February 28, 2006 at 18:43 UTC
Location: Metropolitan Area ADIZ, Washington,
District of Columbia
Beginning Date and Time: March 01, 2006 at 17:00
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions
for Special Security Reasons
Replaced NOTAM(s): 5/9477: This notice and
another, separate notice for the Flight Restricted Zone (DC FRZ)
combines previously issued FDC NOTAMs 5/9477, 5/1254, 4/5555,
5/9481, 5/9482, 6/0465.
Pilots May Contact: Leesburg (LEE) Automated
Flight Service Station, 866-225-7410
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Air Defense Identification
Altitude: From the surface up to but not including
March 01, 2006 at 17:00 UTC (March 01, 2006 at 12:00 EST) -
Until further notice
Bay Bridge and Kentmoor
Altitude: From the surface up to but not including 4500 feet
March 01, 2006 at 17:00 UTC (March 01, 2006 at 12:00 EST) -
Until further notice
Operating Restrictions and Requirements
No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this
NOTAM (except as described).
For purposes of this NOTAM only, a DC ADIZ flight plan is
defined as a flight plan filed for the sole purpose of complying
with the requirements for VFR operation into or out of the DC ADIZ.
The DC ADIZ flight plan is separate and distinct from a standard
VFR flight plan. There is no search and rescue associated with DC
ADIZ flight plans.
Transponder Failure: Any person operating an
aircraft within the DC ADIZ who becomes aware of an inability to
comply with the requirement to continuously squawk the ATC assigned
transponder code must immediately request control instructions and
comply with all instructions from ATC. If unable to contact ATC,
pilots must exit the DC ADIZ by the most direct route. These
procedures do not authorize entering restricted areas.
Penalties: Pilots who do not adhere to the
above procedures may be intercepted, detained and interviewed by
federal law enforcement/security personnel and/or DoD. Additonal
sanctions are possible.
Resources: Direct any questions on the DC
ADIZ/FRZ to the federal aviation representative at the National
Capital Regional Coordination Center (NCRCC), telephone
703-563-3221. Get more information about waiver applications from
the FAA website at http://www.waiver.tfr.faa.gov,
or call the NCRCC, telephone 703-563-3221, or Leesburg Automated
Flight Service Station (AFSS), telephone 866-225-7410.
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area ADIZ
A. Operating requirements in the DC ADIZ: The following
procedures apply within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan ADIZ. No
person may operate an aircraft, including ultralight vehicles,
unmanned air systems, civil aircraft, and public aircraft, unless
that person follows the rules of 14 CFR and meets the following
standard DC ADIZ operating requirements:
1. The aircraft is equipped with an operable two-way radio
capable of communicating with ATC on appropriate radio
2. The aircraft is equipped with an operating transponder
with automatic altitude reporting capability as specified in 14 CFR
3. Before departing from an airport within the DC ADIZ or
before entering the DC ADIZ, pilots must file and activate an IFR
flight plan or, for VFR, a DC ADIZ flight plan. For VFR operations,
the FAA will consider the DC ADIZ flight plan to enter/exit the DC
ADIZ closed when the pilot lands aircraft at an airport within the
DC ADIZ or when the aircraft exits the DC ADIZ. Once an aircraft
exits the DC ADIZ, it cannot re-enter the DC ADIZ on the same
4. Before operating in the DC ADIZ, pilots must get a
discrete transponder code from ATC and must continuously squawk
that code until leaving the DC ADIZ or landing at an airport within
the DC ADIZ.
5. Pilots must establish and maintain two-way radio
communications with the appropriate ATC facility before entering
and while operating in the DC ADIZ. Aircraft operating in an
airport traffic pattern at non-towered airports and monitoring the
Common Traffic Advisory Frequency are exempt from this
6. Pilots must get an appropriate clearance before
operating within Class B airspace and must establish two-way
communications with the ATC facility providing air traffic services
before entering Class D airspace.
7. Aircraft operations by pre-approved DoD, law
enforcement or aeromedical flights are exempt from the requirements
B. VFR traffic pattern operations at towered airports
1. Pilots conducting VFR traffic pattern operations (not
including practice instrument approaches) at an airport with an
operational airport traffic control tower within the DC ADIZ
a) Request closed pattern work before departure or traffic
b) Remain in two-way radio communication with the
c) Continuously squawk transponder code 1234.
2. Before exiting the traffic pattern or conducting any
other flight operations within the DC ADIZ, pilots must comply with
standard DC ADIZ operating requirements.
3. DoD aircraft operating in the VFR traffic pattern of a
military airport may be assigned a discrete code other than
4. Pilots operating under the provisions of this section
need not to file a flight plan if the aircraft remains exclusively
within the airport VFR traffic pattern of the same airport.
C. DC ADIZ Egress procedures for select airports: These
procedures permit aircraft operating from select airports to exit
the DC ADIZ by the shortest route without complying with the
standard DC ADIZ requirements. They apply only to aircraft exiting
the DC ADIZ. These procedures do not authorize entering restricted
1. These procedures further apply only to aircraft
departing the following airports: Airlie /2VA9/ VA (DCA270035),
Albrecht /MD48/ MD (DCA043044), Harris /VA97/ VA (DCA284040),
Martin /MD90/ MD (DCA101036), Martin State /MTN/ MD (DCA054040),
Meadows /3VA1/ VA (DCA272036), Mylander /MD92/ MD (DCA083034),
Stewart /MD64/ MD (DCA101035), St. John /4MD9/ (DCA026039),
Tilghman Whipp /7MD9/ MD (DCA111034), Upperville /2VG2/ VA
(DCA288039), Wolf /1W5/ MD (DCA017033).
2. The following egress procedures apply:
a) Pilots need not file a flight plan.
b) Aircraft must squawk code 1205 to indicate their intent
to depart the DC ADIZ.
c) Pilots must monitor Potomac approach as soon as
practicable after departing and until clear of the DC ADIZ.
d) Pilots must exit the DC ADIZ by the shortest route
before proceeding on course.
e) Pilots need not communicate with Potomac TRACON unless
directed by ATC.
f) Pilots arriving at one of the above airports, or
transiting the DC ADIZ, must comply with standard DC ADIZ
Bay Bridge and Kentmorr
A. Ingress/egress procedures for Bay Bridge (W29) and
Kentmorr (3W3), MD.:
1. The following procedures apply for ingress/egress to
W29 and 3W3:
a) Pilots must remain below the floor of Class B airspace
(3,500 or 4,500 feet MSL, as appropriate).
b) Pilots must proceed no further west than the
western-most point of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
c) Arriving aircraft must fly the shortest route from the
eastern ADIZ boundary to W29 or 3W3.
d) Departing aircraft must fly the shortest and most
direct route from W29 or 3W3 to the eastern ADIZ boundary.
e) Aircraft flying between W29 and 3W3 must squawk the
appropriate arrival code and enter the arrival pattern via the
2. If the planned flight will not conform to the above
procedures, pilots must comply with standard DC ADIZ
3. Pilots arriving/departing 3W3 must squawk code
4. Pilots arriving/departing W29 must squawk code
5. Direct any questions to the Federal Aviation
Representative at the National Capital Regional Coordination Center
telephone (703) 563-3221.
For purposes of this NOTAM only, the Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan Area Air Defense Identification Zone (DC ADIZ) is that
area of airspace over the surface of the earth where the ready
identification, location, and control of aircraft is required in
the interests of national security. Specifically, the DC ADIZ is
that airspace, from the surface up to but not including FL180,
within the outer boundary of the Washington tri-area class b
airspace area, and that additional airspace contained within an
area bounded by a line beginning at 383712N/0773600W, thence
counter clockwise along the 30-mile arc of the DCA VOR/DME to
384124N/0762548W, thence west along the southern boundary of the
Washington Tri-Area Class B airspace area to the point of
Ingress/egress procedures for Bay Bridge (W29) and
Kentmorr (3W3), MD. Defined as an area bounded by the following
coordinates: 390327N/0762223W to 390045N/0762416W to
385012N/0762548W to 385010N/0761420W to 385653N/0761218W TO
390210N/0761609W to point of beginning below 4500 FT MSL.
ARTCC: ZDC - Washington Center
Point of Contact: Federal Aviation Representative
National Capital Regional Coordination Center
Authority: Title 14 CFR section 99.7
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