September 20, 2007
Pilots flying in the New York City area take note: Multiple temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) will be in effect during the next three weeks for the U.N. General Assembly's sixty-second session.
From Sept. 18 through Oct. 5, a 2-nautical-mile-radius TFR will be centered on the JFK VOR/DME 320-degree radial at 11.4 miles, extending up to 7,000 feet msl. It will be in effect daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A TFR encompassing the lateral boundaries of the New York Class B airspace and extending from the surface up to Flight Level 180 will be in effect from 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, for President Bush's visit. Also, an inner 7-nm-radius GA no-fly zone will be in effect and over-flights of Manhattan will not be permitted during that time.
For the president's arrival and departure, 10-nm-radius TFRs will be centered over John F. Kennedy International.
The FAA has created multiple cutouts to allow flight operations at certain airports during the president's visit:
Also, Republic and Linden Airport (LDJ) have been designated as gateway airports to accommodate helicopter and seaplane operations.
For details on flight operations at these airports and within the TFRs, see the FAA's flight advisory.
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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