Final Days to Comment on Washington ADIZ Proposal

 - January 10, 2007, 5:25 AM

Monday is the last day to submit comments on the FAA’s proposal to make permanent the temporary restrictions and the current air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The end of the comment period follows two public meetings last month attended by hundreds of business and general aviation pilots and their trade groups. The FAA said it will “consider comments made at the meetings before making a final decision” on whether to establish the “Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area.” Since the proposal was published last August 4, the original comment period was extended and the FAA has to date received more than 20,280 comments, mostly negative.