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Rumors fly surrounding Washington, D.C., airspaceRumors fly surrounding Washington, D.C., airspace

<BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA talking to TSA, FAA</SPAN><BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA talking to TSA, FAA</SPAN>

Federal authorities tell AOPA various agencies are considering changes to the temporary flight restriction around Washington, D.C. These are in reaction to the GA aircraft incursion last week near the White House and the perceived threats against the nation's capital for the Independence Day weekend.

Unconfirmed rumors indicate the TFR might be expanded from 15 nm up to 40 nm, ranging from IFR only to a total ban on all general aviation flights.

Government sources contacted by AOPA will only confirm that discussions are under way.

AOPA President Phil Boyer stated, "The association strongly believes that continued GA access to airspace must be balanced against reasonable security concerns. We will continue to be the strongest advocate for the protection of general aviation activities."


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