12:29 PM


Mid-Atlantic Pilots, do NOT bust this one!!!

AOPA – as would be expected – is at the forefront of a major campaign today to notify GA pilots of the seriously huge TFR that surrounds Washington, DC tonight as W takes the stage in the Capitol for his [Sad] State of the Union address.

From AOPA:

All general aviation in the greater Baltimore Washington area will be grounded this evening during President Bush's State of the Union address. The no-fly area will include the entire 3,000-square-mile footprint of the Class B airspace and the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). The TFR will be in effect from 7 to 11 p.m.
AOPA’s top man cut right to the chase when he added:
"Let's not make any mistakes," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "The last thing GA needs now would be the needless evacuation of the Capitol on live national TV."
This is serious. Make no mistakes, you WILL be considered a threat inside the TFR, and should some idiot bust the perimeter, you can be assured the fighters at your six o’clock will be locked and loaded.

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