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Tuesday Morning - Sept. 18th - No change

Following is the latest set of NOTAMs from the government. Essentially we see no change for GA VFR traffic. SSA is speaking with other associations as well as the FAA and the news is that no one has any direct idea as to when the ban will be lifted. The issues appear to involve not only the flight activities but the security, or lack thereof, issues at GA airports. We sincerely wish we had more information to report but this is still a period of great confusion and great pressure in the Halls of Government. We will keep you as up todate as possible.

U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE U.S. NATIONAL AIRSPACE, IF CAPABLE, WILL MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON VHF GUARD 121.5 OR UHF 243.0. IT IS INCUMBENT ON ALL AVIATORS TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES IF INTERCEPTED. REVIEW ûAERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUALû SECTION 6, 5-6-2 FOR INTERCEPT PROCEDURES. TCAS EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT EXPECT SPURIOUS TCAS COMMANDS. INTERECEPTED AIRCRAFT WILL SELECT úTAû ON THEIR TCAS EQUIPMENT UPON VISUALLY ACQUIRING THE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT.

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..SPECIAL NOTICE.. ATTENTION ALL OPERATORS - SPECIAL NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR 91.139 (EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES) U.S. MILITARY AND U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT, AS WELL AS U.S. OR CANADIAN REGISTERED AIRCRAFT, CONDUCTING IFR OPERATIONS, ARE AUTHORIZED IN UNITED STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND NOTICES TO AIRMEN SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS: PART I - U.S. OPERATIONS. 1. PART 121 AND PART 125 OPERATORS INCLUDING FERRY FLIGHTS ARE PERMITTED TO OPERATE BETWEEN U.S. SECURE AIRPORTS. 2. PART 121 CARGO OPERATORS IN THE U.S. ARE AUTHORIZED TO RESUME OPERATIONS. 3. PART 135 IFR AND VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE WITH AN ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. PART 135 AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT HAVE A COMPANY CALL SIGN MUST FILE A ûTû PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT TAIL NUMBER (FOR EXAMPLE, ûTN552Qû). 4. ALL PART 133 OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED, EXCEPT FOR THOSE OPERATIONS CONDUCTED UNDER 14 CFR SECTION 133.33 (D) (CONGESTED AREA OPERATIONS.) APPROVED PART 133 OPERATIONS CAN OPERATE IN AND OUT OF SECURE OR NONSECURE AIRPORTS. THESE AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE WITH AN ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. END PART 1 OF 5
..SPECIAL NOTICE.. PART I - U.S. OPERATIONS. 5. PART 91 AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE, INCLUDING HAWAII AND ALL U.S. TERRITORIES, PROVIDED OPERATORS FILE AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN AND OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH IFR FROM DEPARTURE TO DESTINATION. 6. PART 91 AIRCRAFT OPERATORS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT OPERATIONS FROM U.S. AIRPORTS TO AND FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: JAPAN, CANADA, MEXICO, THE BAHAMAS, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, AND NORTHERN IRELAND PROVIDED OPERATORS FILE AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN; OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH IFR FROM DEPARTURE TO DESTINATION; MAKE NO INTERMEDIATE STOPS; AND COMPLY WITH ALL U.S. CUSTOMS NOTIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS TO LAND AT U.S. AIRPORTS DESIGNATED AS PORTS OF ENTRY. 7. AIRBORNE CANCELLATION OF IFR CLEARANCE IS NOT AUTHORIZED. 8. PILOTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DEPART VFR TO ACTIVATE IFR CLEARANCES AIRBORNE. 9. VFR-ON-TOP OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED. 10. PART 91 AIRCRAFT IFR AND VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN ALASKAN AIRSPACE. END PART 2 OF 5
..SPECIAL NOTICE.. 11. ALL PART 137 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE PROVIDED THEY REMAIN CLEAR OF CLASS B AIRPSACE AREA. PART II - INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS. 1. PART 121, 125, AND 129 OPERATORS CAN DEPART THE U.S. FROM SECURE AIRPORTS. 2. PART 121 OPERATORS FROM EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS (THOSE STATIONS AT WHICH THE FAA REQUIRES EXTRAORDINARY SECURITY MEASURES) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND PART 121, 125, 129 FROM ALL AIRPORTS IN CANADA, SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND, AND NORTHERN IRELAND ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES. 3. FAA SECURITY MAY AUTHORIZE, ON A STATION-BY-STATION BASIS, PART 121 OPERATORS FROM NON-EXTRAORDINARY LOCATIONS TO ENTER THE U.S. 4. PART 129 OPERATORS ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER AND OPERATE WITHIN THE U.S. UPON AFFIRMING TO THEIR FAA PRINCIPAL SECURITY INSPECTORS THAT THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY PROVISIONS OF THE FAA EMERGENCY AMENDMENT. 5. ALL CANADIAN REGISTERED PART 129 OPERATORS ORIGINATING FROM AND RETURNING TO CANADA ARE PERMITTED TO OPERATE AND OVERFLY U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE. 6. PART 129 AIRCRAFT THAT DIVERTED TO OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE U.S. ARE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE TO THEIR FINAL U.S. DESTINATION. 7. PART 135 OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED AND MUST BE ASSIGNED A DISCRETE BEACON CODE. END PART 3 OF 5
..SPECIAL NOTICE.. PART III - THE FOLLOWING FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED IN THE UNITED STATES CONTROLLED AIRSPACE: 1. OVERFLIGHTS OF THE SOVEREIGN TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES EXCEPT AS APPROVED BY FAA. (NOTE: AIRCRAFT OPERATORS MUST ASCERTAIN THE STATUS OF ITS DESTINATION AIRPORT). 2. PART 91 VFR OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED. PART IV - SPECIAL INFORMATION. 1. ALL MEDIVAC, MILITARY, FIRE FIGHTING, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE EVACUATION AIRCRAFT (HURRICANE EVAC AIRCRAFT OPERATING ALONG THE COASTAL STATES FROM TEXAS TO NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING AIRSPACE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL RIG EVACUATION) CAN OPERATE BETWEEN ALL AIRPORTS AND OPERATE WITH AN ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. 2. U.S REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE BEACON CODE REQUIRMENT. 3. PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATIONS MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE IFR REQUIREMENT ONLY FOR THAT PORTION OF THE FLIGHT THAT THE AIRCRAFT IS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN PIPELINE/POWERLINE OPERATIONS. A DISCRETE BEACON CODE IS REQUIRED FOR THE ENTIRE FLIGHT. 4. FOREIGN MILITARY OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT MUST REQUEST APPROVAL FOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS IN SOVEREIGN U.S. AIRSPACE. THIS APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO FILING AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN. END PART 4 OF 5
..SPECIAL NOTICE.. PART IV - SPECIAL INFORMATION. 5. PILOTS CAN EXPECT SOME DELAYS TO CERTAIN AIRPORTS DUE TO TRAFFIC VOLUME. 6. PILOTS ARE REMINDED THAT THERE ARE INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE AT MANY AIRPORTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH 14 CFR SECTION 91.103, PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, PILOTS MUST OBTAIN PERTINENT FLIGHT INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ALONG THEIR ROUTE OF FLIGHT OR AT THEIR POINT OF DEPARTURE/ARRIVAL PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. 7. THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RESTRICTION ARE AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY, RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS, FIRE-FIGHTING OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HURRICANE EVACUATION. 8. TRANSIT OF U.S. CONTROLLED AIRSPACE BY ANY AIRCRAFT BEYOND THE 12 NAUTICAL MILE TERRITORIAL LIMIT IS PERMITTED.



Posted: 9/18/2001 By: General News


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