August 27, 2009
AOPA ePublishing staff
As Tropical Storm Danny approaches the United States and predictions show the impact of the storm spanning the entire East Cost, pilots should consider whether to relocate their aircraft in advance of the storm.
To aid pilots in the Martha’s Vineyard area who are dealing with special security procedures because of the temporary flight restriction in place for President Barack Obama’s vacation, the FAA has issued an exemption.
The notam exempts pilots at Martha’s Vineyard (MVY) who will be relocating their aircraft from the waiver requirement of the presidential TFR. The exemption will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local on Friday, Aug. 28. Pilots will not need to request a waiver 72 hours in advance of departure, but they will need to submit to TSA screening. All other requirements from the presidential TFR remain in effect.
For more information, see the notam.
FAA Systems and Airspace,
FAA Procedures and Services
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
Question: Is there a visual aid to help me understand notams that change the configuration of an airport during construction?
Crosswinds Aviation partners with Michigan’s Howell High School and the Young Eagles to create a GA education program.