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Special Bulletin
October 30, 2001

FAA CREATES GA NO-FLY ZONE AROUND NUCLEAR SITES

Taking action on Attorney General John Ashcroft's statement that there are "credible reports" of the possibility of another major terrorist attack within the week, the FAA Tuesday issued a notam prohibiting general aviation operations around 86 nuclear sites—mostly power plants—in 36 states. Although severe, the temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) are scheduled to be in place for only one week, until 0500Z November 7 (midnight Eastern time on November 6). The TFRs extend horizontally to a 10-nautical-mile radius below 18,000 feet msl around designated nuclear sites and effectively prohibit GA operations at 465 landing facilities, public and private, nationwide. AOPA is posting a complete list of affected airports on AOPA Online. The 84 affected public-use airports are listed below.

"Are we happy with this at AOPA? Absolutely not! However it could have been much worse," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "This morning I spoke at length on this situation with FAA Administrator Jane Garvey and Deputy Administrator Monte Belger, and both indicated that FAA spent all day yesterday being briefed on the aviation component of the national security alert issued yesterday by the FBI. Some of the proposed solutions involved grounding all general aviation traffic everywhere. Pilots must make every effort to get the latest notams and to avoid these sensitive areas."

For weeks, the FAA has been under pressure to issue TFRs for nuclear sites. "We believe this threat to be credible, and for that reason it should be taken seriously."

AOPA has sent this special message to you because of the broad coverage of the notam restrictions. For the latest developments, see AOPA Online.


NOTAM TEXT

FDC 1/1763 FDC TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER NUCLEAR SITES. FOR REASONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL NOVEMBER 07, 2001 0500 UTC. PURSUANT TO TITLE 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. ALL GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 10 NAUTICAL MILES RADIUS OF AND BELOW 18000 FEET MSL OVER THE BELOW LISTED NUCLEAR SITES EXCEPT FOR MEDEVAC, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESCUE/RECOVERY, EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND FIRE FIGHTING OPERATIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY ATC:

For the complete notam, see AOPA Online.


PUBLIC-USE AIRPORTS AFFECTED BY NUCLEAR-SITE TFR

Alabama — DCU, Pryor Field Regional, Decatur
Arizona —
BXK, Buckeye Municipal, Buckeye
California —
C83, Byron, Byron; LVK, Livermore Municipal, Livermore; TCY, Tracy Municipal, Tracy
Colorado —
1V5, Boulder Municipal, Boulder; BJC, Jeffco, Denver; 48V, Tri-County, Erie
Connecticut —
GON, Groton-New London, Groton New London
Delaware —
EVY, Summit, Middletown
Florida —
CGC, Crystal River, Crystal River; HST, Homestead ARB, Homestead
Idaho —
IDA, Idaho Falls Regional, Idaho Falls
Illinois —
I01, Empress River Casino, Joliet; JOT, Joliet Regional, Joliet; M30, Metropolis Municipal, Metropolis; C09, Morris Municipal-James R. Washburn Field, Morris; C55, Barnett Memorial, Mount Morris
Iowa —
CWI, Clinton Municipal, Clinton
Kansas —
UKL, Coffey County, Burlington
Kentucky —
PAH, Barkley Regional, Paducah
Louisiana —
HZR, False River Air Park, New Roads; 1L0, St John The Baptist Parish, Reserve
Maryland —
2W6, Capt Walter Francis Duke Regional At St Mary's, Leonardtown
Massachusetts —
2B2, Plum Island, Newburyport; PYM, Plymouth Municipal, Plymouth
Michigan —
C20, Andrews University Airpark, Berrien Springs; W87, Wickenheiser, Carleton; ONZ, Grosse Ile Municipal, Detroit/Grosse Ile; TTF, Custer, Monroe; 0D1, South Haven Area Regional, South Haven; 40C, Watervliet Municipal, Watervliet
Minnesota —
8Y6, Leaders Clear Lake, Clear Lake; MGG, Maple Lake Municipal, Maple Lake
Missouri —
0L8, Heart, Kansas City; MKC, Kansas City Downtown, Kansas City
Nebraska —
K01, Farington Field, Auburn; K46, Blair Municipal, Blair; 3NO, North Omaha, Omaha
Nevada —
TPH, Tonopah, Tonopah
New Hampshire —
7B3, Hampton Airfield, Hampton
New Jersey —
MJX, Robert J. Miller Air Park, Toms River
New Mexico —
LAM, Los Alamos, Los Alamos; E98, Mid Valley Airpark, Los Lunas
New York —
0B8, Elizabeth Field, Fishers Island; H43, Haverstraw, Haverstraw; 7N2, Peekskill, Peekskill; 3G7, Williamson-Sodus, Williamson/Sodus
North Carolina —
AKH, Gastonia Municipal, Gastonia; TTA, Sanford-Lee County Regional, Sanford; SUT, Brunswick County, Southport
Ohio —
02G, Columbiana County, East Liverpool; 2G1, Concord Airpark, Painesville; EOP, Pike County, Waverly
Pennsylvania —
BVI, Beaver County, Beaver Falls; P64, Miller, Burgettstown; N10, Perkiomen Valley, Collegeville; CXY, Capital City, Harrisburg; MDT, Harrisburg International, Harrisburg; HZL, Hazleton Municipal, Hazleton; N71, Donegal Springs Airpark, Mount Joy/Marietta; N47, Pottstown Municipal, Pottstown; PTW, Pottstown Limerick, Pottstown
South Carolina —
CEU, Oconee County Regional, Clemson; HVS, Hartsville Regional, Hartsville; LQK, Pickens County, Pickens; UZA, Rock Hill/York Co/Bryant Field, Rock Hill
Tennessee —
1A0, Dallas Bay Sky Park, Chattanooga; 2A0, Mark Anton, Dayton
Texas —
AMA, Amarillo Intl, Amarillo; CFD, Coulter Field, Bryan; CLL, Easterwood Field, College Station; F55, Granbury Municipal, Granbury
Virginia —
7W4, Lake Anna, Bumpass; LKU, Louisa County/Freeman Field, Louisa; LYH, Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field, Lynchburg; W24, Falwell, Lynchburg; PHF, Newport News/Williamsburg International, Newport News; JGG, Williamsburg-Jamestown, Williamsburg
Washington —
S98, Vista Field, Kennewick; PSC, Tri-Cities, Pasco; RLD, Richland, Richland
Wisconsin —
RGK, Red Wing Regional, Red Wing
West Virginia —
7G1, Herron, New Cumberland


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