Local pilots in conjunction with the Leesburg Executive Airport Commission in Virginia have mounted a comprehensive campaign to address airspace violations in a special maneuvering area within the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). During a regular commission meeting on Feb. 4, a group of based pilots came up with a list of actions, which have now been completed. They have contacted Airguide Publications Inc. and AirNav.com to ask for additional markings in flight planning resources; asked the town of Leesburg to revise its airport Web page to highlight ADIZ information; changed the AWOS recording to include a cautionary note; and put up posters in strategic spots to explain procedures. Read more on AOPA Online.
February 22, 2008