No-fly zone

January 31, 2008 - 4:10am

With the U.S. terrorist threat level lowered from orange (high risk) to yellow (elevated risk) on April 17, the question then became when–if ever–will the Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) imposed over Washington, D.C., and New York City be rescinded?

January 22, 2008 - 8:24am

Weather data provider WSI announced it has added detailed information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) to its InFlight airborne datalink information service. TFR notices are updated automatically free to subscribers, who can access text and graphics the same way they would call up weather maps, metars and TAFs. Hardware needed for WSI InFlight sells for a list price of $3,499 and the monthly subscription is $49.95.

January 22, 2008 - 8:24am

Weather data provider WSI announced it has added detailed information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) to its InFlight airborne datalink information service. TFR notices are updated automatically free to subscribers, who can access text and graphics the same way they would call up weather maps, metars and TAFs. Hardware needed for WSI InFlight sells for a list price of $3,499 and the monthly subscription is $49.95.

January 3, 2008 - 8:19am

In an effort to protect National Football League Super Bowl XLII patrons and players from the possibility of a terrorist strike, government authorities plan to implement temporary flight restrictions (TFR) over the Phoenix area in addition to traffic-management initiatives.

October 11, 2007 - 6:39am

General aviation interests expressed consternation over a May 1 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory warning the GA community against planned Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks using “light aircraft,” issued even as new TFRs covering a peripatetic President Bush continue to disrupt day-to-day operations.

October 11, 2007 - 6:12am

When the federal government raised the terrorist threat index early last month to Code Orange, it piggybacked with it an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that blanketed the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.

October 9, 2007 - 11:45am

The FAA has revised the regulations covering temporary flight restrictions by creating a separate set of conditions to cover sporting events and airshows (new FAR 91.145) and revising the existing rules to apply only to disaster and hazard areas (retitled FAR 91.137).

October 9, 2007 - 4:24am

It has been just over two years since four hijacked jetliners stopped the world in its tracks on what was for residents of the New York City and Washington metro areas the beginning of a sparkling late summer day.

October 3, 2007 - 11:11am

Ever since the nerve-shattering morning of September 11, the skies over Manhattan have been strangely quiet. At first it was the same sort of silence that settled over the rest of the U.S.–the product of a total operations ban that was the national airspace lockdown.

October 3, 2007 - 9:53am

General aviation received some good news and some not-so-good news last month with regard to airport security.

 
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