The twelfth annual Fly-in at AOPA's Frederick, Maryland, headquarters is less than a month away. The event will offer unlimited opportunities abounding for pilots and those who just love flying to learn more about general aviation and flying aircraft safely.
This year, the Air Safety Foundation's seminar on understanding airspace returns, but has been significantly updated to reflect the new times we're flying in. Before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, pilots knew of temporary flight restrictions or intercept procedures, but they weren't an everyday concern. And nobody had even heard of enhanced Class B.
Dubbed "Operation Airspace 2002," the seminar looks at the unprecedented changes that have taken place since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It not only reviews the National Airspace System, but also provides practical advice on operating in what can now be a rapidly changing environment as homeland security officials, aviation authorities, and pilots all react to prevent future national security threats.
The "Operation Airspace" seminar curriculum has been revamped with an eye to the future. It can now be updated easily as needed, as further changes in airspace regulations dictate.
A complete listing of the seminars and when they're scheduled is available online.