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Question: What are the operational requirements for flying through an air defense identification zone (ADIZ)?
Answer: In order to penetrate an ADIZ, an aircraft must be on either an IFR or DVFR flight plan. The aircraft must be equipped with a two-way radio and a transponder with Mode C capability. The pilot must also comply with normal IFR position reports, or, if flying on a DVFR flight plan, must provide the estimated time of ADIZ penetration at least 15 minutes prior to the expected time. Learn more in Section 5-6-1 of the Aeronautical Information Manual, and check out AOPA's international flight subject reports.