Jan. 9, 2004 - The FAA tonight canceled four security notams that had been imposed during the time the "Code Orange" alert was in effect. FAA canceled the two-by-eight nautical mile TFR over a portion of downtown Chicago. The agency also reinstated waivers for special operations over sporting events and within the Washington, D.C. flight restricted zone (FRZ). Pilots flying to and from the "DC-3" airports within the FRZ (College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield and Washington Executive/Hyde Field) no longer have to comply with the supplemental restrictions, including the requirement to land at a "gateway" airport prior to landing at the destination airport.
AOPA has also learned that security officials are now evaluating the results of the test of the AOPA-proposed Washington ADIZ relief procedures. The 60-day test was intended to demonstrate that less restrictive procedures would work for airports on the fringe of the Washington ADIZ. Although the imposition of the code orange alert suspended the test 15 days short of the 60-day period, security officials don't intend to resume the test, but make decisions on data already gathered. AOPA will urge the government to apply the test procedures to not only the fringe airports but to other airports as well within the ADIZ.