Washington Air Defense Identification Zone

March 31, 2008 - 7:17am

Two violations of the Washington, D.C., air defense identification zone (ADIZ) within a week last month prompted two general aviation organizations to remind pilots to refamiliarize themselves with the restricted airspace.

On March 5 the pilot of a King Air allegedly canceled IFR at 14,500 feet. He might have thought he was above Class B airspace and clear of restricted airspace, but the ADIZ extends up to 18,000 feet.

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when–if ever–will the Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) imposed over Washington, D.C., and New York City be rescinded?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 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when–if ever–will the Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) imposed over Washington, D.C., and New York City be rescinded?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 16, 2008 - 10:54am

In what has been the biggest flurry of notams, TFR issuances and general uncertainty since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have issued the first of what could become a blizzard of aviation-related paperwork resulting from the war in Iraq.

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 - 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 - 9:53am

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

August 29, 2007 - 7:14am

While the FAA was in the process of reducing the size and shape of the Washington, D.C. air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security continued working on mandatory security measures for general aviation.

July 24, 2007 - 8:22am

On June 9, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher was inbound to the Washington, D.C. area aboard a state-owned King Air to attend the funeral ceremony for President Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately, the transponder on the airplane was not working. When the aircraft reached the D.C. flight restricted zone, an area that extends some 16 miles around the Capitol, it was misidentified as a potential terrorist threat, leading to the evacuation of the U.S.

 
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