The popular AOPA Air Safety Foundation Operation Airspace online course has been updated with new information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) and other security-related airspace imposed around the United States, including the new air defense identification zone (ADIZ) around Washington, D.C.
The free online course, created by ASF and ported to the Web, is available online and takes most pilots between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. A special section of the course offers guidance for GA pilots living in or visiting the Mid-Atlantic area where the new ADIZ around the nation's capital city is posing unique challenges.
"Now more than ever, GA pilots absolutely must observe flight restrictions," said ASF Executive Director Bruce Landsberg, "and knowing how the restrictions work is a good first step.
"While you may disagree with the implementation, ignoring the restrictions makes lifting them more difficult and may place your aircraft in jeopardy."