The FAA has completed the plan for permitting grounded aircraft located within the 25-nautical-mile temporary flight restricted area in Washington, D.C., and New York City to leave those airports beginning Friday, October 5. However, the plan still must be approved by the FBI and the National Security Council.
The procedures for moving aircraft are expected to be relatively unchanged as proposed last week, but detail changes are possible. AOPA air traffic staff is working closely with the FAA to ensure the most recent relocation information is available on the AOPA Web site. AOPA will post any schedule changes as soon as they are released, along with any other information pertaining to the TFR and affected airports.
Affected pilots considering relocating a grounded aircraft are encouraged to review the FAA guidance and AOPA Web site for the latest updates. FSS will not have a copy of the relocation procedures until it is final. Departures will be allowed under both IFR and VFR. However, the flights are one way. Aircraft will not be allowed to return to an airport covered by the exclusionary zone until the FAA eases the restrictions.