Deb & I will be flying into DC on relatively short notice to do the touristy stuff. I used to live there, so I am pretty familiar with the area, but the new restrictions have befuddled things a bit.
We will be staying downtown at Metro Center - near the ‘action’ - but am looking for recommendations for an airport. I am currently leaning towards GAI (Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, MD) do to its proximity to a Metro stop and that I used to keep a plane there! (It’s also close to Steve & Robin Lin, and the Fallows which is another big plus!)
I have flown into the DC area since the enhanced restrictions, and it is my understanding that as long as the airport is OK, and I stay IFR, (& don’t lose my transponder as my governor did [;)]), I should be fine.
Assuming that I fly into GAI, I am also guessing that I will be vectored over Hagarstown (HGR). Is this still the case?
Any help or suggestions on any of these topics would be greatly appreciated.