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!FDC 6/5307 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE. FOR THE TAKEOFF AND LANDING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (TALPA) EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2016, TALPA RELATED CHANGES TO THE AIM AND THE AIP WILL APPEAR IN NOTICES LOCATED ON THE TALPA WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/ABOUT/INITIATIVES/TALPA/. THE CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO THESE DOCUMENTS IN SPRING OF 2017. 1609201630-PERM
!FDC 6/8818 FDC ...SPECIAL NOTICE...IN THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PILOTS AND UAS OPERATORS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO AVOID THE AIRSPACE ABOVE OR IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER SENSITIVE LOCATIONS SUCH AS POWER PLANTS (NUCLEAR, HYDRO-ELECTRIC, OR COAL), DAMS, REFINERIES, INDUSTRIAL COMPLEXES, MILITARY FACILITIES, CORRECTIONAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITIES UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED. PILOTS AND UAS OPERATORS SHOULD NOT CIRCLE AS TO LOITER IN THE VICINITY OVER THESE TYPES OF FACILITIES. 1603231538-PERM
!FDC 8/2435 FDC ... SPECIAL NOTICE ... PILOTS ARE REMINDED THAT THERE ARE INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE FOR AIRCRAFT ENTERING DOMESTIC AIRSPACE, INCLUDING THOSE ENTERING FLORIDA COASTAL WATERS. ALL PILOTS OF VFR AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED TO FILE A DEFENSE VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (DVFR) FLIGHT PLAN PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE(ADIZ)IN ACCORDANCE WITH CFR 99 TITLE 14 CHAPTER 1 PART 99 SECURITY CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC, SECTIONS 99.1 THROUGH 99.49. THE PILOT MUST ACTIVATE THE DVFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH U.S. FLIGHT SERVICE AND SET THE AIRCRAFT TRANSPONDER TO THE ASSIGNED DISCRETE BEACON CODE PRIOR TO ENTERING THE ADIZ. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL DVFR PROCEDURES MAY RESULT IN THE AIRCRAFT BEING INTERCEPTED BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AIRCRAFT.
!FDC 4/4386 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE... NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM INTERCEPT PROCEDURES. AVIATORS SHALL REVIEW THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL (AIM) FOR INTERCEPTION PROCEDURES, CHAPTER 5, SECTION 6, PARAGRAPH 5-6-2. ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN UNITED STATES NATIONAL AIRSPACE, IF CAPABLE, SHALL MAINTAIN A LISTENING WATCH ON VHF GUARD 121.5 OR UHF 243.0. IF AN AIRCRAFT IS INTERCEPTED BY U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT AND FLARES ARE DISPENSED, THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES ARE TO BE FOLLOWED: FOLLOW THE INTERCEPT'S VISUAL SIGNALS, CONTACT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL IMMEDIATELY ON THE LOCAL FREQUENCY OR ON VHF GUARD 121.5 OR UHF GUARD 243.0, AND COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE INTERCEPTING AIRCRAFT INCLUDING VISUAL SIGNALS IF UNABLE RADIO CONTACT. BE ADVISED THAT NONCOMPLIANCE MAY RESULT IN THE USE OF FORCE.

!FDC 6/5355 (KZDC A0540/16) ZDC MD..SPECIAL NOTICE..EFFECTIVE 1701010000 UNTIL 2012312359, SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH LASER OPS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE NASA/GODDARD SPACE CENTER GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY IN LAUREL, MARYLAND LOCATED AT 390113N0764939W. THE SYSTEM IS INTERMITTENT, WITH POSSIBLE OPERATIONS HAPPENING 24HRS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. THE LASER BEAM MAY BE INJURIOUS TO PILOTS/AIRCREWS AND PASSENGERS EYES FOR A DISTANCE FM SFC-110352FT AGL. HOWEVER, THIS SYSTEM USES A LASER HAZARD REDUCTION RADAR SYSTEM THAT IS SLAVED TO THE TELESCOPE MOUNT, TO ENSURE THE LASER IS DEACTIVATED IN THE EVENT AN ACFT APPROACHES. THE AREA WILL ALSO BE MONITORED BY OBSERVERS AND THE LASER BEAM WILL BE TERMINATED IF NONPARTICIPATING ACFT ARE DETECTED. LASER IRRADIANCE LEVELS WILL NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LEVELS WI THE LASER FREE, CRITICAL, AND SENSITIVE ZONES. OTHER VISUAL EFFECTS, E.G., FLASHBLINDNESS, AFTER IMAGE, GLARE, AND DISTRACTION MAY OCCUR AT GREATER DISTANCES. THE POTOMAC /PCT/ TRACON TELEPHONE 540-349-7541 IS THE FAA COORDINATION FACILITY. 1701010000-2012312359

!FDC 4/8712 (KZHU A1234/14) ZHU TX..SPECIAL NOTICE..AIRCRAFT DESTINED THE HOUSTON TERMINAL AREA THAT FILE AN RNAV OPTIMIZED PROFILE DESCENT (OPD) STAR MUST BE ABLE TO MEET THE VERTICAL PROFILE AND SPEED RESTRICTIONS PUBLISHED ON THE PROCEDURE. IF UNABLE, FILE THE APPROPRIATE CONVENTIONAL NAVIGATION STAR. 1408271400-PERM

!FDC 4/5111 (KZJX A2790/14) ZJX FL..SPECIAL NOTICE..DEPARTURES FROM ORLANDO TERMINAL AIRSPACE WITH ROUTES TRHOUGH MIAMI CENTER MUST ADDRESS THEIR FLIGHT PLANS TO JACKSONVILLE CENTER ONLY. FPL MESSAGES SHOULD NOT BE ADDRESSED TO MIAMI CENTER. 1410291753-PERM

!FDC 4/5104 (KZMA A0868/14) ZMA FL..SPECIAL NOTICE..DEPARTURES FROM ORLANDO TERMINAL AIRSPACE WITH ROUTES TRHOUGH MIAMI CENTER MUST ADDRESS THEIR FLIGHT PLANS TO JACKSONVILLE CENTER ONLY. FPL MESSAGES SHOULD NOT BE ADDRESSED TO MIAMI CENTER. 1410291740-PERM

!FDC 7/9931 (TJZS A0036/17) ZSU PART 1 OF 2 PR..SPECIAL NOTICE CYRIL E KING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TIST) CONTINGENCY RAMP ACCESS. A CONTINGENCY RAMP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT TIST TO SUPPORT HURRICANE MARIA DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS. A. ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS, INCLUDING U.S. MILITARY AND CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT, CONDUCTING HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF AND RECOVERY MISSIONS LANDING AT TIST AND/OR REQUIRING SERVICES FROM THIS CONTINGENCY RAMP MUST CONTACT THE HURRICANE MARIA FLIGHT OPERATIONS COORDINATION CENTER (MFOCC) AT (850) 282-0236 TO OBTAIN A GROUND RESERVATION PRIOR TO DEPARTING. B. ALL FIXED WING FLIGHTS MUST BE ON AN ACTIVE IFR OR VFR FLIGHT PLAN. D. ASSIGNED SLOT TIMES ARE VALID FOR +/- 20 MINUTES OF THE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIME. E. FLIGHT OPERATIONS NEEDING TO MAKE CHANGES, INCLUDING CANCELLATIONS, TO A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED GROUND RESERVATION FOR THE 1709221630-1709302359 END PART 1 OF 2
!FDC 7/9931 (TJZS A0036/17) ZSU PART 2 OF 2 PR..SPECIAL NOTICE CYRIL E KING INTERNATIONAL TISX CONTINGENCY RAMP MUST CALL THE MFOCC AT (850) 282-0236. F. FLIGHT OPERATIONS MISSING THEIR MFOCC ASSIGNED GROUND RESERVATION OUTSIDE OF +/- 20 MINUTES WILL BE CONSIDERED A NO SHOW UNLESS A NEW TIME IS REISSUED OR AN ACCOMODATION CAN BE MADE BY MFOCC. G. ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS MUST COMPLY WITH NORMAL ATC PROCEDURES. H. PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK BOTH AIRPORT AND FDC NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES PRIOR TO OPERATING TO TIST. 1709221630-1709302359 END PART 2 OF 2
!FDC 7/9528 (TJZS A0033/17) ZSU PART 1 OF 2 SPECIAL NOTICE... HENRY E ROHLSEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TISX) CONTINGENCY RAMP ACCESS. A CONTINGENCY RAMP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AT TISX TO SUPPORT HURCN MARIA DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY MISSIONS. A. ALL FEMA FLT OPS, INCLUDING U.S. MIL AND CIVILIAN ACFT, CONDUCTING HURCN MARIA RELIEF AND RECOVERY MISSIONS LANDING AT TISX AND/OR REQUIRING SERVICES FM THIS CONTINGENCY RAMP MUST CTC THE HURCN MARIA FLT OPS COORDINATION CENTER (MFOCC) AT 850-282-0236 TO OBTAIN A GND RESERVATION PRIOR TO DEPARTING. B. THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO NON-PARTICIPATING AIR TRAFFIC LANDING AT TISX. C. ALL FLTS INTENDING TO USE THE TISX CONTINGENCY RAMP MUST BE ON AN ACT IFR FLT PLAN. D. ASSIGNED SLOT TIMES ARE VALID FOR +/- 20 MIN OF THE SKED ARR TIME. 1709212300-1709302359 END PART 1 OF 2
!FDC 7/9528 (TJZS A0033/17) ZSU PART 2 OF 2 SPECIAL NOTICE... HENRY E ROHLSEN INTERNATIONAL E. FLT OPS NEEDING TO MAKE CHANGES, INCLUDING CANCELLATIONS, TO A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED GND RESERVATION FOR THE TISX CONTINGENCY RAMP MUST CALL THE MFOCC AT 850-282-0236. F. FLT OPS MISSING THEIR MFOCC ASSIGNED GND RESERVATION OUTSIDE OF +/- 20 MIN WILL BE CONSIDERED A NO SHOW UNLESS A NEW TIME IS REISSUED OR AN ACCOMODATION CAN BE MADE BY MFOCC. G. ALL FLT OPS USING THE TISX CONTINGENCY RAMP MUST COMPLY WITH NORMAL ATC PROC. H. PILOTS ARE ADZ TO CK BOTH AP AND FDC NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES PRIOR TO OPERATING TO TISX. 1709212300-1709302359 END PART 2 OF 2
!FDC 7/8519 (TJZS A0029/17) ZSU SPECIAL NOTICE...ST THOMAS/ST CROIX HURCN MARIA DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. EFFECTIVE 1709210015 UTC (2015 LOCAL 09/20/17) UNTIL 1709302300 UTC (1900 LOCAL 09/30/17). PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B) AND APPLICABLE INTL AGREEMENTS, A SPECIAL NOTICE IS IN EFFECT TO SUPPORT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR AVIATION OPS, INCLUDING ONGOING HURCN MARIA DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FLTS, WI THE AIRSPACE OVER AND SURROUNDING THE ISLANDS OF ST THOMAS AND ST CROIX. ATC SERVICES ARE AVBL THRU SAN JUAN CERAP AND SHOULD BE USED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE, LIMITED ATC SERVICES ARE AVBL IN ST THOMAS. GOVERNMENT ACFT SUPPORTING DSCA MISSIONS IN VIPR SHOULD MNT US COAST GUARD (USCG) AIR-TO-AIR ON 345.000 FOR SAFETY OF FLT AND CHECK IN WITH ICEPACK ON 378.175 FOR MISSION REPORTING. ALL ACFT ASSIGNED SAR MISSIONS SHOULD CK IN WITH USCG MISSION COMMANDER ON 157.075. ALL VFR ACFT TRANSITING BTN ST THOMAS AND ST CROIX SHOULD CK IN WITH SALTY DOG ON 282.425 OR 308.350 OR 136.375. 1709210015-1709302300
!FDC 7/6716 (TJZS A0027/17) ZSU PART 1 OF 3 SPECIAL NOTICE...PUERTO RICO HURRICANE MARIA DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. EFFECTIVE 1709191900 UTC (1500 LOCAL 09/19/17) UNTIL 1709302359 UTC (1959 LOCAL 09/30/17). PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B) AND APPLICABLE INTL AGREEMENTS, A SPECIAL NOTICE IS IN EFFECT TO SUPPORT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR AVIATION OPS, INCLUDING ONGOING DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FLTS, WI THE HURRICANE MARIA AIRSPACE COORDINATION AREA (ACA) BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES: WI AN AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES: 183221N0671823W (BQN292011.6) TO 183102N0651256W (STT322014.6) TO 175553N0650904W (STT206026.4) TO 175527N0671710W (MAZ211021.3) TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-6499FT AGL. 1. PILOTS FLYING IN THE HURRICANE MARIA ACA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO PRESENCE OF NUMEROUS FLT OPS ENGAGED IN DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS (HEREAFTER, REFERRED TO AS 1709191900-1709302359 END PART 1 OF 3
!FDC 7/6716 (TJZS A0027/17) ZSU PART 2 OF 3 SPECIAL NOTICE...PUERTO RICO HURRICANE MARIA "PARTICIPATING"), INCLUDING LOW ALT, VISUAL FLT RULES (VFR) AIR TRAFFIC OVER CRITICAL LOCATIONS. 2. PARTICIPATING ACFT MAY NEED TO MAKE SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED CHANGES IN DIRECTION, SPEED, AND ALT. 3. TEMPORARY FLT RESTRICTIONS (TFR) MAY BE ESTABLISHED OVER MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS AND OTHER CRITICAL LOCATIONS WI THE ACA. EXP NUMEROUS FLT OPS BY PARTICIPATING ACFT (BOTH FIXED WING AND ROTARY WING) WI AND NEAR THESE POTENTIAL TFRS 4. PILOTS SHOULD CHECK PUERTO RICO ARTCC (ZSU) NOTAMS FOR SPECIFIC PROC AND ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR FLT WI ANY TFR ISSUED FOR HURRICANE MARIA RECOVERY OPS. 5. HURRICANE MARIA DAMAGE MAY CREATE POTENTIAL AVIATION HAZARDS WI AND NEAR TO THE ACA, INCLUDING THE DISRUPTION OF NORMAL AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES SUCH AS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) AND NAVIGATION AIDS; EXPLOSIONS; AND FIRES RESULTING IN SMOKE PLUMES. IF AVIATION HAZARDS ARE OBS, PILOTS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS (INCLUDING AVOIDING THE HAZARD AND ADVISING OTHER ACFT IN THE AREA) AND THEN PROVIDE THE POSITION (LAT/LONG) AND DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD TO ATC IF POSSIBLE. 1709191900-1709302359 END PART 2 OF 3
!FDC 7/6716 (TJZS A0027/17) ZSU PART 3 OF 3 SPECIAL NOTICE...PUERTO RICO HURRICANE MARIA 6. UNMANNED ACFT OPR (UAS), INCLUDING PUBLIC, CIVIL, AND MODEL ACFT, SHOULD AVOID FLYING IN THE ACA UNLESS CONDUCTING AN APPROVED ACTIVE DISASTER RESPONSE OR RECOVERY MISSION. ADDITIONAL COORDINATION AND PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO OPERATE IN ANY ESTABLISHED TFRS. UAS OPR SHOULD ALSO REVIEW ALL OTHER APPLICABLE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING UAS CERTIFICATES OF AUTH OR WAIVER. REMAIN CLEAR OF SEARCH AND RESCUE ACT. 7. PILOTS ARE ADZ TO CK NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES PRIOR TO OPERATING WI OR NEAR THE HURRICANE MARIA ACA. 1709191900-1709302359 END PART 3 OF 3
!FDC 7/6710 ZSU PART 1 OF 3 SPECIAL NOTICE... U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HURRICANE MARIA DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. EFFECTIVE 1709191900 UTC (1500 LOCAL 09/19/17) UNTIL 1709302359 UTC (1959 LOCAL 09/30/17). PURSUANT TO 49 USC 40103(B) AND APPLICABLE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS, A SPECIAL NOTICE IS IN EFFECT TO SUPPORT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR AVIATION OPERATIONS, INCLUDING ONGOING DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FLIGHTS, WITHIN THE HURRICANE MARIA AIRSPACE COORDINATION AREA (ACA) BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES: WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES: 183102N0651256W (STT322014.6) TO 183045N0644941W (STT060014.6) TO 181527N0643321W (STT112027.4) TO 174058N0643244W (COY119009.4) TO 174058N0650126W (COY270018.8) TO 175553N0650904W (STT206026.4) TO THE POINT OF ORIGIN SFC-6499FT AGL. 1. PILOTS FLYING IN THE HURRICANE MARIA ACA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO PRESENCE OF NUMEROUS FLIGHT OPERATIONS ENGAGED IN 1709191900-1709302359 END PART 1 OF 3
!FDC 7/6710 ZSU PART 2 OF 3 SPECIAL NOTICE... U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HURRICANE DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS (HEREAFTER, REFERRED TO AS "PARTICIPATING"), INCLUDING LOW ALTITUDE, VISUAL FLIGHT RULES (VFR) AIR TRAFFIC OVER CRITICAL LOCATIONS. 2. PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT MAY NEED TO MAKE SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED CHANGES IN DIRECTION, SPEED, AND ALTITUDE. 3. TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS (TFR) MAY BE ESTABLISHED OVER MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS AND OTHER CRITICAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE ACA. EXPECT NUMEROUS FLIGHT OPERATIONS BY PARTICIPATING AIRCRAFT (BOTH FIXED WING AND ROTARY WING) WITHIN AND NEAR THESE POTENTIAL TFRS 4. PILOTS SHOULD CHECK PUERTO RICO ARTCC (ZSU) NOTAMS FOR SPECIFIC PROCEDURES AND ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR FLIGHT WITHIN ANY TFR ISSUED FOR HURRICANE MARIA RECOVERY OPERATIONS. 5. HURRICANE MARIA DAMAGE MAY CREATE POTENTIAL AVIATION HAZARDS WITHIN AND NEAR TO THE ACA, INCLUDING THE DISRUPTION OF NORMAL AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES SUCH AS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) AND NAVIGATION AIDS; EXPLOSIONS; AND FIRES RESULTING IN SMOKE PLUMES. IF AVIATION HAZARDS ARE OBSERVED, PILOTS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS (INCLUDING AVOIDING THE HAZARD AND ADVISING OTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE AREA) AND THEN PROVIDE THE POSITION (LAT/LONG) 1709191900-1709302359 END PART 2 OF 3
!FDC 7/6710 ZSU PART 3 OF 3 SPECIAL NOTICE... U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HURRICANE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD TO ATC IF POSSIBLE. 6. UNMANNED AIRCRAFT OPERATORS (UAS), INCLUDING PUBLIC, CIVIL, AND MODEL AIRCRAFT, SHOULD AVOID FLYING IN THE ACA UNLESS CONDUCTING AN APPROVED ACTIVE DISASTER RESPONSE OR RECOVERY MISSION. ADDITIONAL COORDINATION AND PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO OPERATE IN ANY ESTABLISHED TFRS. UAS OPERATORS SHOULD ALSO REVIEW ALL OTHER APPLICABLE FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING UAS CERTIFICATES OF AUTHORIZATION OR WAIVER. REMAIN CLEAR OF SEARCH AND RESCUE ACTIVITIES. 7. PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK NOTAMS FREQUENTLY FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES PRIOR TO OPERATING WITHIN OR NEAR THE HURRICANE MARIA ACA. 1709191900-1709302359 END PART 3 OF 3

  
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