Issue Date: February 28, 2006 at 18:27 UTC
Location: Metropolitan Area FRZ, 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 Washington, D.C. metropolitan area air
defense identification zone (DC ADIZ) 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 Flight Restricted Zone
Altitude: From the surface up to and not including
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).
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area FRZ
A. Operating requirements in the DC FRZ: the following
operational procedures apply within the Washington, D.C.
1. All Parts 91, 101, 103, 105, 125, 133, 135, 137 flight
operations are prohibited within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan
FRZ, except flights specifically authorized by waiver from the
a) All flights are prohibited except operations approved
in advance by FAA or any of the following entities: DoD,
aeromedical, law enforcement, other federal agencies, foreign
operated state aircraft.
b) Aircraft operations by approved DoD, approved law
enforcement or approved aeromedical flights must maintain contact
with ATC and continuously squawk an ATC issued transponder
c) Lifeguard flights must get appropriate authorization
before entering the DC FRZ. Locally based emergency medical
helicopters, with appropriate FAA and TSA program approval, are
exempt from this requirement. For information on authorization
contact the FAA at the National Capital Regional Coordination
Center, telephone (703) 563-3221.
2. The following operations are authorized:
a) Part 121 air carrier flights that meet or exceed
TSA-approved standard security programs/procedures.
b) Aircraft operating under the DC Access Standard
Security Program (DASSP) with a TSA flight authorization.
c) Aircraft with an appropriate FAA waiver.
3. Get information about waiver applications from the FAA
website at https://waiver.tfr.faa.gov, or
call the National Capital Regional Coordination Center (NCRCC),
telephone (703) 563-3221.
B. Operating requirements in the Maryland 3:
1. The Maryland 3 refers to the following airports: The
College Park Airport (CGS), Potomac Airfield (VKX) and Washington
Executive/Hyde Field (W32).
2. Pilots must call Lessburg AFSS, telephone 866-225-7410,
and identify themselves using the confidential pilot identification
code assigned to them.
3. Leesburg AFSS will accept a flight plan only after
verifying the confidential pilot identification code.
4. IFR cancellation in the air may be accepted by ATC,
however, pilots must remain on the ATC issued transponder code
until on the ground.
5. All persons operating an aircraft to or from the
Maryland 3 must follow operating requirements and all other
requirements as specified by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA), and meet or exceed the provisions of 49 CFR
part 1562.3. Approved DoD, approved law enforcement, or approved
aeromedical flight operations are exempt from the flight plan
requirement specified above.
C. For all arrivals and departures, pilots must comply
with the following:
1. File a flight plan for each leg of flight with the
Leesburg automated flight service station (AFSS), telephone
2. Pilots may not file from the air.
3. Obtain an ATC authorization with discrete transponder
code from Potomac approach.
4. Maintain two-way radio communication with ATC while
operating within the DC ADIZ/FRZ.
5. Be equipped with an Operational Mode C and continuously
squawk an ATC issued transponder code.
D. Air traffic procedures in the DC FRZ: Pilots operating
an aircraft departing from College Park Airport (CGS); Potomac
Airfield (VKX); or Washington Executive/ Hyde Field (W32) must meet
the following requirements:
1. Egress procedures
a) Get an ATC authorization from Potomac approach,
b) IFR departing Washington Executive/Hyde Field and
Potomac Airport: ATC will provide eastbound or southbound departure
instructions to outside the DC FRZ. Aircraft must fly as assigned
c) IFR departing College Park Airport: ATC will provide
eastbound or northbound departure instructions to outside the DC
FRZ. Aircraft must fly as assigned by ATC.
d) VFR aircraft must fly as assigned by ATC until clear of
the DC FRZ and/or the Class B airspace and expect departure
instructions away from the DC FRZ.
2. Arrival procedures
a) Comply with standard DC ADIZ operating
b) VFR approach to College Park Airport: pilots can expect
routing via the vicinity of Freeway Airport.
c) VFR approach to Potomac Airport and Washington
Executive/Hyde Field: pilots can expect routing via the vicinity of
Maryland airport or Nottingham VORTAC.
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.
The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone
(DC FRZ) is defined as an area bounded by a line beginning at the
Washington /DCA/ VOR/DME 300 degree radial at 15 NM
385655N/0772008W, thence clockwise along the DCA 15 NM arc to the
DCA 022 degree radial at 15 NM 390611N/0765751W, thence southeast
via a line drawn to the DCA 049 degree radial at 14 NM
390218N/0765038W, thence south via a line drawn to the DCA 064
degree radial at 13 NM 385901N/0764832W, thence clockwise along the
DCA 13 NM arc to the DCA 282 degree radial at 13 NM
385214N/0771848W, thence north via a line drawn to the point of
beginning, excluding the airspace within a 1 nm radius of Freeway
Airport /W00/ Mitchellville, MD, from the surface up to but not
including FL180. The DC FRZ is within and part of the Washington,
D.C. Metropolitan ADIZ.
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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