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Data Current as of: Tue, 23 May 2017 01:14:00 UTC

!FDC 7/3081 (KBWI A0485/17) BWI MD..SPECIAL NOTICE..BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BALTIMORE, MD, RWY STATUS LGTS (RWSL) ARE IN AN OPERATIONAL TEST ON RWY 15R/33L, RWY 15L/33R, RWY 10/28 AND MUST BE COMPLIED WITH. RWY STATUS LGT ARRAYS MAY BE OFFLINE INTERMITTENTLY THROUGHOUT THE TEST PHASE. RWY STATUS LGTS ARE RED IN-PAVEMENT LGTS THAT SERVE AS WARNING LGTS ON RWYS AND TWYS INDICATING THAT IT IS UNSAFE TO ENTER, CROSS, OR BEGIN TKOF ON A RWY. NOTE: RWY STATUS LGTS INDICATE RWY STATUS ONLY. THEY DO NOT INDICATE CLEARANCE. PILOTS AND VEHICLE OPERATORS MUST STILL RECEIVE A CLEARANCE FROM AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL BEFORE PROCEEDING. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/TECHNOLOGY/RWSL 1703091700-1709082359

!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 6/2791 (KSFO A2947/16) SFO CA..SPECIAL NOTICE..SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL, CALIFORNIA, RWY STATUS LGTS ARE IN AN OPR TEST ON RWY 10L/28R, RWY 10R/28L, RWY 01L/19R, RWY 01R/19L AND MUST BE COMPLIED WITH. RWY STATUS LGT ARRAYS MAY BE OFFLINE INTERMITTENTLY THROUGHOUT THE TEST PHASE. RWY STATUS LGTS ARE RED IN-PAVEMENT LGTS THAT SERVE AS WARNING LGTS ON RWYS AND TWYS INDICATING THAT IT IS UNSAFE TO ENTER, CROSS, OR BEGIN TKOF ON A RWY. NOTE: RWY STATUS LGTS INDICATE RWY STATUS ONLY. THEY DO NOT INDICATE CLEARANCE. PILOTS AND VEHICLE OPRS MUST STILL RECEIVE A CLEARANCE FROM AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL BEFORE PROCEEDING. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT: HTTP://WWW.FAA.GOV/AIR_TRAFFIC/TECHNOLOGY/RWSL 1611301600-1705311600

!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

  
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