If you fly anywhere near Washington, D.C., you have until Monday, Feb. 9 to complete the FAA’s mandatory ADIZ/SFRA training course—even if you never fly into the D.C. Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), as the ADIZ will be known after Feb. 17. To help spread the word about the new requirements, AOPA will be sending posters to FBOs, flight schools, and airports within 400 miles of the capital.
The posters emphasize that pilots of flights that pass within 60 miles of the Washington, D.C., (DCA) VOR/DME are subject to the new training requirement. That means flights that begin or end at dozens of airports in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia would be affected, as would flights that transit the area en route to another destination.
Make sure you’re covered, take the FAA’s online training course, “ Navigating the DC ADIZ/SFRA,” before your next flight near the Washington, D.C., area.