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FAA releases air charter and air taxis, first segment of general aviation to flyFAA releases air charter and air taxis, first segment of general aviation to fly

The FAA has now issued a notam allowing Part 135 operators (air charters and air taxis) to fly, but Part 91 general aviation operations still remain grounded. (There is an exception for medical emergencies and hurricane evacuation.) AOPA is still fighting to get general aviation back in the air.

!FDC 1/9853 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.139, EMERGENCY AIR TRAFFIC RULES. MILITARY, U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND IFR/VFR COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER 14 CFR PARTS 121, 129, AND 135 ARE AUTHORIZED IN THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM PROVIDED THEY HAVE AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. AIRPORT AND AIRCRAFT WILL BE OPERATING UNDER INCREASED SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. SPECIFIC AIRPORTS MAY NOT HAVE RESUMED OPERATIONS BY THIS TIME FRAME. OPERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT THEIR SECURITY REQUIREMENTS ARE MET, THAT THE POINT OF DEPARTURE AND DESTINATION AIRPORT IS SECURITY CERTIFIED AND OPERATIONAL. ALL IFR AND VFR GENERAL AVIATION FLIGHTS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING AIRCRAFT WITH APPROVAL FROM THE FAA COMMAND CENTER AT 703-787-8179 OR 703-787-8351:

AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN SUPPORT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY,
RESCUE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS,
FIRE FIGHTING OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY,
LAW ENFORCEMENT,
HURRICANE EVACUATION,
THESE AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE. THIS NOTAM CANCELS FDC 1/9832.

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