Purpose: To establish procedures for VFR pattern work at airports with operating control towers contained within the N.Y. and D.C.-area ADIZs that would still ensure for two-way radio communication with ATC and operating on a discrete beacon code (which identifies aircraft intentions) and Mode C for that location.
Background: The existing requirement to file an individual flight plan and have a discreet beacon code for each aircraft operating within a traffic pattern has limited the number of available codes. The result has slowed the system processing of point-to-point flight planning operations for ingress, egress, and between airports contained in the ADIZ.
This proposal is to test a procedure at no more that three (3) airports contained each within the D.C. and N.Y. ADIZs that would delete the requirement for individual flight plans for closed traffic pattern work only.
Test proposal airports are:
N.Y.-area ADIZ: FRG, MMU, and CDW
D.C.-area ADIZ: HEF, MTN, and NYG
The rules that apply within the N.Y. ADIZ and D.C. ADIZ are:
March 21, 2003