AOPA wants to remind pilots of an unusual situation in the mid-Atlantic area. A new control tower at Maryland's Easton/Newnam Field (ESN) is now operational; however, the surrounding Class D airspace won't become effective until it is charted. The Washington Sectional is scheduled to be updated on February 14. In the meantime, controllers are only controlling what touches the surface, not the surrounding airspace. That means that you need a clearance to land and take off at Easton. AOPA's Airport Directory Online has been updated with the tower, ground, and ATIS frequencies. The FAA has also issued a notam.
November 16, 2007