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.