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Enhanced Class B Rules Changing

The NOTAM will be effective at 0700 ET on October 15 for -

Houston

Kansas City

Memphis

New Orleans

St. Louis

The NOTAM extends to the following cities at 0700 ET on October 16 -

Cleveland

Dallas-Ft.Worth

Honolulu

Minneapolis

Phoenix

And the final group of cities will be included on October 17 at 0700 ET -

Charlotte

Cincinnati (Covington, KY)

Salt Lake City

Seattle

Tampa

Following is the language of the NOTAM -

FDC 1/1225 SPECIAL NOTICE ... NEW NOTAM RE VFR INSIDE ECB FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 15, 2001, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR PART 91.139 THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES ARE IN EFFECT:
U.S. REGISTERED AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING PART 91 AND PART 137 VFR OPERATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE INSIDE ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS:

1) DEFINITION REPEATED: ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû REFERS TO THE CLASS B AIRSPACE AND THAT AIRSPACE UNDERLYING AND OVERLYING THE CLASS B AIRSPACE FROM THE SURFACE TO FL180. THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT CHANGE THE ASSOCIATED RULES AND/OR SERVICES PRESCRIBED FOR CLASS B AIRSPACE. ADDITIONALLY, THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT CHANGE THE ASSOCIATED RULES AND/OR SERVICES PRESCRIBED FOR THE UNDERLYING/OVERLYING AIRSPACE.

2) THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PROVISION AND REMAIN PROHIBITED FROM OPERATING VFR IN ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû: NEWS REPORTING, TRAFFIC WATCH, CIVIL AIRCRAFT BANNER TOWING, SIGHTSEEING (IN ROTORCRAFT AND AIRPLANES) CONDUCTED FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE (UNDER PART 91, PURSUANT TO THE EXCEPTION IN 119.1(E)(2)), AND AIRSHIP/BLIMP OPERATIONS.

3) AIRCRAFT MUST OPERATE USING A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû, USING NORMAL VFR CODES, I.E. 1200.

4) CAPABLE AIRCRAFT MUST MONITOR THE GUARD FREQUENCY ON 121.5/ 243.0 AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû.

5) APPROVAL/WAIVER TO OPERATE WITHOUT A CODED RADAR BEACON TRANSPONDER MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT, AND ON A FLIGHT-BY-FLIGHT BASIS, FROM THE LOCAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITY CONTROLLING THE AFFECTED ûENHANCED CLASS B AIR- SPACEû.

6) EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû: HOUSTON, TX; KANSAS CITY, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; NEW ORLEANS, LA, AND; ST. LOUIS, MO.

7) EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû: CLEVELAND, OH; DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX; HONOLULU, HI; MINNEAPOLIS, MN, AND; PHOENIX, AZ.

8) EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2001, AT 1100 UTC, OPERATIONS ARE APPROVED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE IN THE FOLLOWING ûENHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû: CHARLOTTE, NC; CINCINNATI, OH/ COVINGTON, KY; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; SEATTLE, WA, AND; TAMPA, FL.

VFR PILOTS IN ûENCHANCED CLASS B AIRSPACEû ARE ENCOURAGED TO OPERATE THEIR AIRCRAFT IN A NORMAL MANNER, AVOIDING AEROBATICS, LOITERING OR CIRCLING, AND UNPREDICTABLE FLIGHT PATHS. PILOTS ARE URGED TO CHECK NOTICES TO AIRMEN (NOTAMS) AND CALL THE LOCAL FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AT 1-800-WX-BRIEF PRIOR TO EACH FLIGHT.

 

Posted: 10/15/2001 By: General News


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