I just read about a TFR that has been issued for the State of the Union address with in the D.C. metropolitan area. The TFR is effectively 30 NM from DCA, and will be in effect from the evening of Jan.28th 2003 from 2000 Local to 2300 Local. The notam effectively grounds both IFR and VFR Part 91 and 135 activity for the duration of the TFR. Check the AOPA web site for more info.
…a high-ranking security official said, “No pilot wants to make the mistake of violating this TFR.”…
3/0642 FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS WASHINGTON, DC. EFFECTIVE 0301290100 UTC (2000 LOCAL ON JANUARY 28) UNTIL 0301290400 UTC (2300 LOCAL ON JANUARY 28). PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTIONS 91.141, FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN THE PROXIMITY OF THE PRESIDENTIAL AND OTHER PARTIES, AND 99.7 SPECIAL SECURITY INSTRUCTIONS. IN ADDITION TO OTHER FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. A. EXCEPT FOR MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND MEDICAL/LIFEGUARD AIRCRAFT, AND THOSE PARTS 121,125, AND 129 OPERATIONS THAT MEET TSA REQUIREMENTS, ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED WITHIN A 30 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 385134N/770211W (WASHINGTON /DCA/ VOR/ DME) FROM THE SURFACE UP TO BUT NOT INCLUDING FLIGHT LEVEL 180. B. ALL FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED AT COLLEGE PARK AIRPORT (CGS), POTOMAC AIRFIELD (VKX) AND WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD (W32) DURING THE EFFECTIVE TIMES OF THIS NOTAM. C. ALL EXISTING FLIGHT WAIVERS ISSUED FOR THE WASHINGTON DC METRO- POLITAN AREA SPECIAL FLIGHT RULES AREA ARE SUSPENDED DURING THE EFFECTIVE TIM ES OF THIS NOTAM. D. ALL MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MEDICAL/LIFEGUARD AIRCRAFT SHALL MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS RADIO CONTACT WITH THE APPROPRIATE ATC FACILITY AND DISPLAY AN ATC ASSIGNED DISCRETE TRANSPON DER BEACON CODE WHILE OPERATING WITHIN THIS TFR AIRSPACE.