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Wed, Mar 01, 2006


NOTAM Number: FDC 6/2545
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 UTC
Ending Date and Time: Until further notice
Reason for NOTAM: Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons
Type: Security
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

Affected Area(s)

 Airspace Definition:
 Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ)
 Altitude: From the surface up to and not including FL(180)
 Effective Date(s):
 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. Metropolitan FRZ.

 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 FAA.

 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 code.

 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, 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 866-225-7410.

 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, telephone 866-599-3874.

 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 by ATC.

 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 requirements.

 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.

Additional Restrictions

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, or call the NCRCC, telephone 703-563-3221, or Leesburg Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS), telephone 866-225-7410.

Area Description

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.

Other Information:

ARTCC: ZDC - Washington Center
Point of Contact: Federal Aviation Representative
 National Capital Regional Coordination Center
 Telephone 703-563-3221
Authority: Title 14 CFR section 99.7

FMI:, Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.


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