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FDC 0/4965 - WASHINGTON, DC
!FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 1 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS NOTICE REPLACES NOTAM 9/4402 DUE TO THE FINAL RULEMAKING ESTABLISHING 14 CFR PART 93. PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B), THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) CLASSIFIES THE AIRSPACE DEFINED IN THIS NOTAM AND IN 14 CFR SECTION 93.339 AS 'NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE'. PILOTS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY BE INTERCEPTED, DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT/SECURITY PERSONNEL. ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL ACTIONS MAY ALSO BE TAKEN AGAINST A PILOT WHO DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OR ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS OR PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED IN THIS NOTAM: A) THE FAA MAY TAKE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION, INCLUDING IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTIES AND THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF AIRMEN CERTIFICATES; OR B) THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MAY PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES, INCLUDING CHARGES UNDER TITLE 49 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 46307; OR C) THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MAY USE DEADLY FORCE AGAINST THE AIRBORNE AIRCRAFT, IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE AIRCRAFT POSES AN IMMINENT SECURITY THREAT. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTIONS 99.7, SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS AND 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES, FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED: WITHIN THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA END PART 1 OF 7 !FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 2 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED BELOW, AND/OR UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE AIR TRAFFIC SECURITY COORDINATOR AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION COORDINATION CENTER (NCRCC). PART I. OVERVIEW. A. THE PROCEDURES AS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE SUPPLEMENTAL TO 14 CFR PART 93 AND THE CORRESPONDING SUPPLEMENTAL NOTAM ISSUED FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE DC SFRA. THEY DO NOT AUTHORIZE AIRCRAFT TO CONDUCT ANY OTHER FLIGHT OPERATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING OUTSIDE OF THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA, WITHIN THE WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES AREA (DC SFRA), SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL THE PROCEDURES PROSCRIBED WITHIN 14 CFR PART 93 AND THE SUPPLEMENTAL NOTAM FOR THE DC SFRA. B. THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA IS THE AREA DEFINED AS WITHIN THE DC SFRA AND IS THE AIRSPACE AROUND THE LEESBURG EXECUTIVE AIRPORT (JYO) BOUNDED BY A LINE BEGINNING AT THE WASHINGTON /DCA/ VOR/DME 299 DEGREE RADIAL AT 30 NM 390139.1N/0773826.7W, THENCE CLOCKWISE ALONG THE DCA 30 NM ARC TO THE 391242N/0772930W OR THE ARMEL /AML/ VORTAC 004 DEGREE RADIAL AT 16.6 NM, THENCE SOUTH VIA A LINE DRAWN TO THE 390303N/0772837W OR THE ARMEL /AML/ VORTAC 004 DEGREE RADIAL AT 7 NM, THENCE COUNTERCLOCKWISE ALONG THE AML 7 NM ARC TO THE AML 331 DEGREE RADIAL AT 7 NM 390139.3N/0773325.5W, THENCE WEST VIA A LINE DRAWN TO THE POINT OF END PART 2 OF 7 !FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 3 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC BEGINNING. PART II. OPERATING REQUIREMENTS IN THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA: A. FLIGHT OPERATIONS, INCLUDING ULTRA LIGHT VEHICLES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS), EACH AIRCRAFT SHALL MEET THE FOLLOWING OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: 1. BE EQUIPPED WITH AN OPERABLE TWO-WAY RADIO CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH POTOMAC TRACON (PCT) ON APPROPRIATE RADIO FREQUENCIES. 2. BE EQUIPPED WITH AN OPERATING TRANSPONDER WITH AUTOMATIC ALTITUDE REPORTING CAPABILITY AS SPECIFIED UNDER 14 CFR SECTION 91.215. 3. MONITOR VHF GUARD 121.5 OR UHF GUARD 243.0, IF ABLE. 4. DO NOT SQUAWK 1200 AT ANY TIME. B. EXCEPT FOR FAA APPROVED DOD, FAA APPROVED LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND WAIVERED LIFEGUARD/AIR AMBULANCE OPERATIONS FLIGHTS, ALL AIRCRAFT; 1. SHALL FILE AND ACTIVATE AN IFR OR VFR DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN. 2. SHALL SQUAWK THE ASSIGNED TRANSPONDER CODE 3. OPERATING UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES ARE RESTRICTED TO AN INDICATED AIRSPEED OF 180 KNOTS OR LESS, IF UNABLE THE PILOT SHALL CONTACT POTOMAC TRACON ON (PCT) AND ADVISE THEM OF THE AIRCRAFT'S OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS. PART III. VFR DC SFRA OPERATIONS AT JYO. A. EGRESS/ INGRESS PROCEDURES FOR JYO. 1. EGRESS PROCEDURES FOR LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA 1) FILE A DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN. 2) AIRCRAFT SHALL SQUAWK TRANSPONDER CODE 1226 3) PILOTS DEPARTING JYO SHALL ACTIVATE THEIR DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN BY ANNOUNCING END PART 3 OF 7 !FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 4 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC THE AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN, AIRCRAFT TYPE AND INTENDED DEPARTURE RUNWAY ON THE PUBLISHED CTAF PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. 4) PILOTS SHALL EXIT THE DC SFRA VIA THE MOST DIRECT LATERAL ROUTE THROUGH THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA. 5) THE DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN WILL BE CONSIDERED CLOSED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT HAS EXITED THE DC SFRA. 6) PILOTS NEED NOT COMMUNICATE WITH POTOMAC TRACON (PCT) UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED. 2. INGRESS PROCEDURES FOR LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA 1) FILE A DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN. 2) AIRCRAFT SHALL SQUAWK TRANSPONDER CODE 1227 PRIOR TO ENTERING THE DC SFRA TO INDICATE THE PILOT'S INTENT TO ENTER THE DC SFRA AND LAND AT JYO. 3) BEFORE ENTERING THE DC SFRA, PILOTS SHALL ACTIVATE THE DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN BY ANNOUNCING THE AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN, AIRCRAFT TYPE AND RUNWAY OF INTENDED LANDING ON THE PUBLISHED CTAF. 4) PILOTS SHALL ENTER THE DC SFRA VIA THE MOST DIRECT LATERAL ROUTE THROUGH THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA. 5) THE DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN WILL BE CONSIDERED CLOSED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT HAS LANDED AT JYO. 6) PILOTS NEED NOT COMMUNICATE WITH POTOMAC TRACON (PCT) UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED. B. TRAFFIC PATTERN OPERATIONS AT JYO. 1. TRAFFIC PATTERN PROCEDURES 1) FILE A DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN. 2) OBTAIN AND SQUAWK THE ASSIGNED TRANSPONDER CODE FROM POTOMAC TRACON (PCT). 3) ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH POTOMAC END PART 4 OF 7 !FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 5 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC TRACON (PCT) BEFORE ENTERING AND WHILE OPERATING IN THE DC SFRA 4) OBTAIN ATC AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM PRACTICE APPROACHES FROM POTOMAC TRACON (PCT); AUTHORIZATIONS WILL BE WORKLOAD PERMITTING. PART IV. RADIO OR TRANSPONDER FAILURE: 1. ANY PERSON OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT UNDER VFR WITHIN THE DC SFRA WHO BECOMES AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN RADIO CONTACT WITH ATC SHALL IMMEDIATELY CHANGE THE TRANSPONDER CODE TO 7600 AND EXIT THE DC SFRA BY THE MOST DIRECT LATERAL ROUTE OR IF THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTURE POINT IS CLOSER, RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE POINT BY THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE. THESE PROCEDURES DO NOT AUTHORIZE PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED AIRSPACE. 2. ANY PERSON OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT UNDER IFR WITHIN THE DC SFRA WHO BECOMES AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN RADIO CONTACT WITH ATC SHALL CONTINUE THE FLIGHT VIA THE TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE PROCEDURES FOUND IN THE FAA AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL. THESE PROCEDURES DO NOT AUTHORIZE PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED AIRSPACE. 3. ANY PERSON OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE DC SFRA WHO BECOMES AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO CONTINUOUSLY SQUAWK THE ATC ASSIGNED TRANSPONDER CODE MUST IMMEDIATELY ADVISE ATC AND COMPLY WITH ALL INSTRUCTIONS FROM ATC. IF UNABLE TO CONTACT ATC, END PART 5 OF 7 !FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 6 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC PILOTS SHALL FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES LISTED IN PART IV PARAGRAPH 1 AND 2 ABOVE. THESE PROCEDURES DO NOT AUTHORIZE PENETRATION OF RESTRICTED AREAS OR PROHIBITED AREAS. PART V. DEFINITION: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS NOTAM, A DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN IS DEFINED IN 14 CFR PART 93.335. PART VI. INFORMATION: 1) DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS ON THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA OR DC SFRA TO THE FAA REPRESENTATIVE AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION COORDINATION CENTER (NCRCC), TELEPHONE 866-598-9522. 2) INFORMATION ABOUT WAIVER APPLICATIONS AND TSA SECURITY AUTHORIZATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.TSA.GOV/WHAT_WE_DO/TSNM/GENERAL_AVIATION/AIRSPACE_WAIVERS. (CASE SENSITIVE USE LOWER CASE ONLY) OR BY CONTACTING TSA AT (571) 227-2071. INDIVIDUALS MAY SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A FAA WAIVER AT HTTPS://WAIVER.C3.FAA.GOV. 3) THE TRANSPONDER REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE ARE SOLELY FOR SECURITY TRACKING PURPOSES AND DO NOT IMPLY ATC RADAR SERVICES, UNLESS ATC SERVICES ARE REQUESTED AND APPROVED. 4) THE COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE ARE FOR MAINTAINING THE ABILITY TO IMMEDIATELY COMMUNICATE SECURITY-BASED INSTRUCTIONS, NOT FOR ATC SERVICES, UNLESS ATC END PART 6 OF 7 !FDC 0/4965 ZDC PART 7 OF 7 .. FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC SERVICES ARE REQUESTED AND APPROVED. 5) IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PILOTS FLYING UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) WITHIN 100 NM OF THE DCA VOR/DME COMPLETE SPECIAL AWARENESS TRAINING FOR THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA, THIS TRAINING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL PILOTS THAT FLY UNDER VFR WITHIN 60 NM OF THE DCA VOR/DME (14 CFR PARTS 61 AND 91, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 9, 2009). THIS TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN THE AVIATION LEARNING CENTER AT HTTP://WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV. 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