Security-related procedures and requirements are a fact of life for today’s pilots, especially those who operate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area Air Defense Identification Zone (DC ADIZ) and the DC metropolitan Flight Restricted Zone (DC FRZ). The objective of this course is to explain the requirements and procedures for operating in the DC ADIZ/FRZ.
The airspace now known as the DC ADIZ/FRZ will become known as the DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) on February 17, 2009. This course is being updated to reflect the new terms, but the requirements and procedures it now describes will also apply to the DC SFRA.
Since some areas (e.g., the Leesburg Maneuvering Area) will continue to be governed by NOTAM, ALWAYS be sure to check NOTAMs before every flight.
Although you are only required to take this course once, we recommend that you review it periodically to refresh your understanding.
This course focuses exclusively on the DC ADIZ and DC FRZ, and it assumes that you already have a basic understanding of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs). You can take this course at your own pace, exit at any time, and come back when convenient. A DC ADIZ checklist and other documents are available for download.
At the end of the course is a multiple choice quiz that you will need to complete in a single session. When you pass, you can print out a certificate of completion for your records.