Starting December 10, the FAA began permitting FAR Part 91 VFR operations at Linden Airport (LDJ) in Linden, New Jersey. "This is an important action because this is the second waiver allowing operations at a nontowered airport impacted by the New York City-area temporary flight restriction (TFR). These have proven difficult to obtain," explained AOPA President Phil Boyer.
VFR operations are permissible only during the operational hours of the Newark International Airport (EWR) air traffic control tower. Linden arrivals and departures must be at or below 1,200 feet agl, with inbound and outbound traffic utilizing the southwest quadrant of the airspace surrounding Linden. Two-way radio communications must be maintained with ATC while operating within 25 nm DME of the JFK VOR. In addition, all aircraft will utilize a discrete transponder code assigned by Newark Tower while operating within 25 nm DME of the JFK VOR.
As always, pilots are advised to check notams before flying. Check AOPA Online for updates on airspace near New York City and elsewhere in the United States.