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NOTAM Number : FDC 8/3032
Issue Date : March 15, 2018 at 2212 UTC
Type : Security

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FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 1 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, WASHINGTON, DC. THIS NOTAM AND COMPLEMENTARY NOTAMS REPLACE FDC 6/7196 TO PROVIDE UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS. THIS NOTAM REFERENCES THE WASHINGTON DC FLIGHT RESTRICTED ZONE (FRZ) PROCEDURES. A SEPARATE NOTAM REFERENCES THE WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES AREA (SFRA) PROCEDURES. SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS IN THE DC FLIGHT RESTRICTED ZONE (FRZ), A PART OF THE DC SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES AREA (SFRA), ARE IN EFFECT PURSUANT TO 14 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR) SECTIONS 93.335, 93.337, 93.339, 93.341, 93.343, 93.345, AND 99.7, AND 49 UNITED STATES CODE (USC) SECTION 40103(B)(3). THIS NOTAM AND THREE RELATED NOTAMS REGARDING THE: DC SFRA, EXCLUDING THE DC FRZ, WHICH IS ADDRESSED BY THIS NOTAM; THE LEESBURG MANEUVERING AREA (LMA); AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (UAS) OPERATIONS IN THE DC SFRA CLARIFY AND SUPPLEMENT THE OPERATING REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED BY THE CITED 14 CFR SECTIONS. SECTION I. RESPONSE AND ENFORCEMENT: PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B)(3), THE FAA HAS ESTABLISHED THE DC FRZ, A PART OF THE DC SFRA, AS 'NATIONAL DEFENSE AIRSPACE'. PERSONS WHO DO NOT ADHERE TO THE PROCEDURES PRESCRIBED BY THE CITED 14 CFR SECTIONS AND THIS NOTAM MAY FACE THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION OUTLINED: 1803290401-PERM END PART 1 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 2 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, A. PILOTS OF AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THE PROCEDURES IN THE SPECIAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS NOTAM MAY BE INTERCEPTED, AND/OR DETAINED AND INTERVIEWED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, OR OTHER GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL. B. PILOTS OF AIRCRAFT THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THE PROCEDURES IN THE SPECIAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS NOTAM MAY FACE FAA ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT ACTION, INCLUDING IMPOSING CIVIL PENALTIES AND THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF AIRMEN CERTIFICATES. C. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY OR WILLFULLY VIOLATES THE RULES CONCERNING OPERATIONS IN THIS AIRSPACE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES UNDER 49 USC SECTION 46307. D. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT MAY USE DEADLY FORCE AGAINST A FLIGHT OPERATING IN THE DC SFRA, INCLUDING THE DC FRZ, IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE AIRCRAFT POSES AN IMMINENT SECURITY THREAT. SECTION II. OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: ALL AIRCRAFT FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE DC FRZ, A PART OF THE DC SFRA, UNLESS IN COMPLIANCE WITH 14 CFR SECTIONS 93.335, 93.337, 93.339, 93.341, 93.343, AND 93.345, AND THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 99.7 AND 49 USC 1803290401-PERM END PART 2 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 3 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, SECTION 40103(B)(3): A. APPLICATION OF DEFINITIONS IN 14 CFR SECTION 93.335: 1. A DC FRZ FLIGHT PLAN MUST BE FILED WITH THE WASHINGTON CENTER FLIGHT DATA UNIT (ZDC FDU) AT 703-771-3476. 2. A DC FRZ FLIGHT PLAN IS REQUIRED FOR VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) OPERATIONS IN THE DC FRZ. PILOTS MAY NOT FILE A DC FRZ FLIGHT PLAN WHILE AIRBORNE. B. ADDITIONS TO REQUIREMENTS IN 14 CFR SECTION 93.341-DC FRZ: 1. AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE DC FRZ MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH AN OPERABLE TWO WAY RADIO CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) ON APPROPRIATE RADIO FREQUENCIES OR UNICOM. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT A PILOT CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR VHF FREQUENCY 121.5 OR UHF FREQUENCY 243.0 FOR EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS WHEN OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT IN THE DC FRZ, EITHER IN AN AIRCRAFT THAT IS SUITABLY EQUIPPED, OR BY USE OF PORTABLE EQUIPMENT. 2. AIRCRAFT OPERATING VFR WITHIN OR TRANSITING THE DC FRZ WHO BECOME AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO MAINTAIN RADIO CONTACT WITH ATC MUST IMMEDIATELY SQUAWK 7600 AND EXIT THE DC FRZ BY THE MOST DIRECT LATERAL ROUTE. A. IF THE DEPARTURE POINT IS WITHIN THE DC FRZ AND THE AIRCRAFT IS WITHIN 5 NM OF THE DEPARTURE POINT, THE PILOT MAY RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE POINT BY THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE. OTHERWISE, THE PILOT MUST EXIT THE DC FRZ 1803290401-PERM END PART 3 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 4 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, VIA THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE. 3. ANY INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES (IFR) AIRCRAFT OPERATING WITHIN OR TRANSITING THE DC FRZ WHO BECOME AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO MAINTAIN RADIO CONTACT WITH ATC MUST CONTINUE THE FLIGHT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE TWO-WAY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE PROCEDURES FOUND IN THE FAA AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL (AIM) AND/OR/ APPLICABLE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS (FAR). 4. AIRCRAFT OPERATING WITHIN OR TRANSITING THE DC FRZ WHO BECOME AWARE OF AN INABILITY TO SQUAWK AN ASSIGNED TRANSPONDER CODE MUST IMMEDIATELY ADVISE ATC AND COMPLY WITH ALL INSTRUCTIONS. IF UNABLE TO CONTACT ATC, PILOTS MUST EXIT THE DC FRZ. A. IF THE DEPARTURE POINT IS WITHIN THE DC FRZ AND THE AIRCRAFT IS WITHIN 5 NM OF THE DEPARTURE POINT, THE PILOT MAY RETURN TO THE DEPARTURE POINT BY THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE. OTHERWISE, THE PILOT MUST EXIT THE DC FRZ VIA THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE. 5. THE OPERATIONS LISTED BELOW ARE NOT AUTHORIZED WITHIN THE DC FRZ. IN LIMITED CASES, EXCEPTIONS TO THESE PROHIBITIONS MAY BE AUTHORIZED THROUGH THE FAA/TSA AIRSPACE WAIVER APPLICATION PROCESS. A. FLIGHT TRAINING. B. AEROBATIC FLIGHT. C. PRACTICE INSTRUMENT APPROACHES. D. GLIDER OPERATIONS. E. PARACHUTE OPERATIONS F. ULTRA LIGHT, HANG GLIDING. G. BALLOON OPERATIONS. H. TETHERED BALLOONS. I. AGRICULTURE/CROP DUSTING J. ANIMAL POPULATION 1803290401-PERM END PART 4 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 5 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, CONTROL FLIGHT OPERATIONS. K. BANNER TOWING OPERATIONS. L. MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHTS. M. UAS (INCLUDING MODEL AIRCRAFT, CIVIL, AND PUBLIC OPERATIONS). N. MODEL ROCKETRY. O. FLOAT PLANE OPERATIONS. P. AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS OPERATING FROM A SHIP OR PRIVATE/CORPORATE YACHT. 6. TRANSIT FLIGHTS ARE PROHIBITED EXCEPT FOR APPROVED OPERATORS LANDING OR DEPARTING AIRPORTS WITHIN THE SFRA ON ESTABLISHED ATC PROCEDURES. 7. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND AIRCRAFT AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS MUST OBTAIN AND COMPLY WITH A FAA/TSA WAIVER FOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE DC FRZ. 8. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) AND NATIONAL GUARD OPERATORS CONDUCTING VFR, ROTARY WING FLIGHTS IN THE DC FRZ MUST OBTAIN APPROVAL FROM THE FAA AT THE NCRCC AT 866-598-9525 PRIOR TO ENTERING THE FRZ. 9. APPROVED DOD, NATIONAL GUARD, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND LIFEGUARD/AIR AMBULANCE OPERATORS MAY CONDUCT TRAINING/MAINTENANCE FLIGHTS WITHIN THE DC FRZ WITH PRIOR APPROVAL AND COORDINATION WITH THE FAA AT THE NCRCC AT 866-598-9522. THESE OPERATIONS ARE TO BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM CONSISTENT WITH FLIGHT SAFETY AND PILOT PROFICIENCY. 10. THE FAA OFFICE OF SYSTEM OPERATIONS SECURITY MAY EXEMPT OPERATORS FROM THE OUTLINED DC FRZ REQUIREMENTS BASED ON SAFETY, CRITICALITY, AND URGENCY OF THE PROPOSED FLIGHT. 1803290401-PERM END PART 5 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 6 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, C. ADDITIONS TO REQUIREMENTS IN 14 CFR SECTION 93.341 - OPERATIONS AT RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA): 1. PART 121 AND 129 REGULARLY SCHEDULED AIR CARRIER FLIGHTS OPERATING IN COMPLIANCE WITH A TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM - THE APPROVED AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (AOSSP), MODEL SECURITY PROGRAM (MSP) OR FULL ALL CARGO AIRCRAFT OPERATOR STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (FACAOSSP) - AND HAVE SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT), MAY LAND AND DEPART RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA), AND ARE HEREIN REFERRED TO AS DCA APPROVED AIR CARRIERS. 2. DCA APPROVED AIR CARRIERS MAY OPERATE UNSCHEDULED, CHARTERS, NON-REVENUE, REPOSITIONING OR ADDITIONAL SEGMENTS WITHOUT A WAIVER UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: A. ALL SECURITY MEASURES CONTAINED IN THE APPROVED TSA FULL PROGRAM (AOSSP) MUST BE APPLIED TO THE FLIGHT OPERATION. B. ALL PASSENGERS AND CREW MUST ENPLANE FROM A STERILE AREA WHERE TSA CONDUCTS THE SCREENING, AND ALL INACCESSIBLE PROPERTY MUST BE SCREENED BY TSA. ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT DCA. C. THE TSA NCRCC MUST BE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AT 866-598-9520. D. ALL OTHER FLIGHTS MUST OBTAIN AN FAA/TSA WAIVER OR DCA ACCESS 1803290401-PERM END PART 6 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 7 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (DASSP) SECURITY AUTHORIZATION. ELIGIBLE OPERATIONS FOR A FAA/TSA WAIVER ARE LIMITED TO: A. U.S. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS (GOV). B. ELECTED OFFICIALS (ELO). C. SPECIAL OPERATIONS (SPO). D. LAW ENFORCEMENT. E. AIR AMBULANCE FLIGHTS. F. FLIGHTS BEING OPERATED IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL SECURITY MEASURES CONTAINED IN THE APPROVED TSA AOSSP BUT NOT OPERATED BY A DCA APPROVED AIR CARRIER. ALL PASSENGERS AND CREW MUST ENPLANE FROM A STERILE AREA WHERE TSA CONDUCTS THE SCREENING, AND ALL INACCESSIBLE PROPERTY MUST BE SCREENED BY TSA. ALL AIRCRAFT MUST BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT DCA. 2. UNSCHEDULED OPERATIONS AT DCA REQUIRE A SLOT RESERVATION. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED IN ADVISORY CIRCULAR (AC) 93-1. 3. PER DOD REGULATIONS, RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA) IS AN EMERGENCY USE ONLY FIELD FOR ALL DOD OWNED AND OPERATED AIRCRAFT. 4. DOD, NATIONAL GUARD, AND FEDERALLY OWNED AND OPERATED AIRCRAFT WITH A SPECIFIC DIRECTED MISSION REQUIREMENT TO LAND/DEPART DCA MUST OBTAIN APPROVAL FROM THE FAA NCRCC AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE VIA TELEPHONE AT 866-598-9522. 5. FOREIGN STATE OR DIPLOMATIC AIRCRAFT ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO LAND OR DEPART AT DCA. E. ADDITIONS TO REQUIREMENTS IN 14 CFR SECTION 93.341 - OPERATIONS 1803290401-PERM END PART 7 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 8 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, AT ANDREWS AFB (ADW) AND DAVISON ARMY AIRFIELD (DAA): 1. DOD AND NATIONAL GUARD OWNED AND OPERATED AIRCRAFT MAY OPERATE AT ADW OR DAA WITHOUT AN FAA/TSA WAIVER AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF THEIR AIRCRAFT, CREW, AND PASSENGERS. 2. FEDERALLY OWNED AND OPERATED AIRCRAFT MAY OPERATE AT ADW OR DAA WITHOUT AN FAA/TSA WAIVER. A. THESE APPROVED GOVERNMENT OPERATORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF THEIR AIRCRAFT, CREW, AND PASSENGERS AND ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE FAA AT THE NCRCC ONE HOUR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AT 866-598-9522. 3. DCA APPROVED CARRIERS, OPERATING UNSCHEDULED OR CHARTER FLIGHTS INTO ADW OR DAA, IN SUPPORT OF U.S. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS MAY OPERATE WITHOUT A WAIVER UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: A. ALL OPERATIONS MUST BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TSA AIRCRAFT OPERATORS STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAM (AOSSP), INCLUDING DEPARTING FROM A TSA OR EQUIVALENT SCREENED TERMINAL. B. NOTIFICATION TO THE TSA AT THE NCRCC VIA TELEPHONE AT 866-598-9520 IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. 4. A FAA/TSA WAIVER IS REQUIRED FOR ALL: A. STATE GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT. B. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT. C. DOD CONTRACT OR NATIONAL GUARD CONTRACT INCLUDING CONTRACT AIRCRAFT USING MILITARY CALL SIGNS. D. ON DEMAND PASSENGER OR CARGO OPERATIONS. E. INCLUDING ALL PART 121, 125, 129, 135 FLIGHTS LANDING 1803290401-PERM END PART 8 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 9 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, AND DEPARTING ADW OR DAA THAT ARE NOT OPERATED BY A DCA APPROVED CARRIER IN COMPLIANCE WITH A TSA APPROVED AOSSP. 5. NOTIFICATION TO THE TSA NCRCC VIA TELEPHONE AT 866-598-9520 IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. 6. 14 CFR SECTION 93.341 (C)(4) STATES THAT PRIOR PERMISSION MAY BE REQUIRED TO LAND OR DEPART ADW OR DAA. A. A PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED (PPR) APPROVAL DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ENTRY INTO THE DC FRZ OR SUPERSEDE THESE NOTAM REQUIREMENTS. 7. FOREIGN OPERATED MILITARY OR FOREIGN STATE AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS WITH A U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE AND A PPR MAY LAND AND DEPART ONLY AT ADW WITHIN THE DC FRZ. A. DAA IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC FLIGHTS. F. ADDITIONS TO REQUIREMENTS IN 14 CFR SECTION 93.343: 1. OPERATIONS TO OR FROM COLLEGE PARK AIRPORT (CGS), POTOMAC AIRFIELD (VKX), OR WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD AIRPORT (W32): A DC SFRA FLIGHT PLAN WILL NOT FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS OF A DC FRZ FLIGHT PLAN. SECTION III. RESOURCES: A. ANY PILOT QUESTIONS REGARDING DC SFRA OR FRZ PROCEDURES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE FAA SYSTEM OPERATIONS SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION COORDINATION CENTER (NCRCC) AT 9-AWA-ATS-NCRCC@FAA.GOV OR (866) 598-9522. B. FOR WAIVERS AND REQUIREMENTS IN THIS NOTAM THAT REQUIRE NOTIFICATION TO 1803290401-PERM END PART 9 OF 10 FDC 8/3032 ZDC PART 10 OF 10 SECURITY...SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS, THE TSA AT THE NCRCC, CALL (866) 598-9520. C. THE LATEST POTOMAC TRACON (PCT) LETTER TO AIRMEN CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTP://NOTAMS.AIM.FAA.GOV/NOTAMSEARCH/ (SEARCH LOCATION PCT). D. INFORMATION ABOUT FAA/TSA AIRSPACE WAIVER APPLICATIONS AND TSA SECURITY AUTHORIZATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.TSA.GOV/FOR-INDUSTRY/GENERAL-AVIATION E. INDIVIDUALS MAY SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A FAA WAIVER AT HTTP://WAIVERS.FAA.GOV FOR BOTH MANNED AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS. F. FOR EMERGENCY OR SHORT NOTICE REQUESTS, CONTACT TSA AT THE NCRCC AT (866) 598-9520. G. FOR OPERATIONS IN THE DC FRZ, PILOTS WITH A WAIVER OR CONFIDENTIAL PILOT IDENTIFICATION CODE MUST CALL THE WASHINGTON CENTER FLIGHT DATA UNIT (ZDC FDU) AT 703-771-3476 TO FILE A DC FRZ FLIGHT PLAN. H. SPECIAL AWARENESS TRAINING FOR THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA 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 WWW.FAASAFETY.GOV. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PILOTS FLYING UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) WITHIN 100 NM OF THE DCA VOR/DME ALSO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING. 1803290401-PERM END PART 10 OF 10

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