The FAA will once again expand the Camp David (Maryland) temporary flight restriction area this weekend, extending the TFR boundaries over the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Center (W73) in Pennsylvania and extending very close to Hagerstown and Frederick airports in Maryland. The expanded TFR extends for a 10-nm radius around the center of the P-40 prohibited area and up to 18,000 feet. The TFR will be effective from 3:30 p.m. local time Friday, November 15, through 4 p.m. Sunday.
The TFR continues the 5-nm prohibited area around Camp David but extends the ceiling from 12,500 to 18,000 feet. In the area from five to 10 miles from the center of P-40, flight operations will require an IFR or VFR flight plan. Pilots must have an assigned transponder code and maintain communications with air traffic control. Flights within the 5-10 mile ring may be for ingress, egress, and transit only from airports. Flight training and practice instrument approaches are not permitted.
The TFR impacts seven airports in Maryland and Pennsylvania including:
Pilots at nearby airports including Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK), Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB), Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), Gettysburg Regional Airport (W05), and Carroll County Regional Airport (DMW) should exercise extreme caution considering the TFR boundaries extend close to these airport traffic areas.