July 1, 2013
Here's an edited question asked by an AOPA member who contacted our aviation services staff through the AOPA Pilot Information Center. Test your knowledge.
Question: What is the visual warning system (VWS)?
Answer: The VWS signal consists of highly focused red and green laser lights designed to illuminate in an alternating red-and-green signal pattern. These lasers may be directed at specific aircraft suspected of making unauthorized entry into the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area (DC SFRA) proceeding on a heading or flight path that may be interpreted as a threat or that operate contrary to the operating rules for the DC SFRA. Read more in the Aeronautical Information Manual Section 5-6-6. And take the DC SFRA online training course.
Are you planning to attend the AOPA Homecoming Fly-in on Oct. 4 at Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport? Here's what you'll need to know.
A new air traffic control tower is slated to open at Houston Executive Airport Oct. 1.
Do your homework before you head to AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4 in Frederick, Maryland, to ensure you’re safe and legal.
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